May 10, 2015

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN reunion with members of 1940's All American Girls

A historic reunion took place at Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), when Gina Casey and Alice Fracasso, join Geena Davis and Rosie O’Donnell on the baseball diamond at Arvest Park, home of the minor league baseball team, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, on Thursday, May 7.

Photo provided by Bentonville Film Festival

Sisters Gina Casey (85) and Alice Fracasso (90) are associate members of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) – the women’s professional baseball league (1943-1954) that inspired the beloved 1992 film “A League of Their Own,” starring Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, Tom Hanks, Lori Petty and Madonna, and directed by Penny Marshall.

Photo provided by Bentonville Film Festival
40/29 News Sports Director Mitch Roberts and actor Judge Reinhold did play by play during the game with help with between innings from the field with our very own Arkansas CW Crew member Shelby Osborne and Drew Thompson.  

The Manager from the Red Team, seen later portraying Doris Murphy in tonight’s film, Emmy-Award Winner, Rosie O'Donnell.

And the manager for the Blue Team, seen later portraying the “Queen of Diamonds,” Dottie Hinson, Academy-Award Winner and BFF co-founder, Geena Davis. 

National anthem was performed by award winning country recording artist Sara Evans.

Screening of A League of Their Own took place after the game.

Below Photo Gallery taken by The Arkansas CW.