Detroit native Chanté Adams talks starring in new adaptation of ‘A League of Their Own’

Inspired by real Black women baseball players, the Amazon Prime Video series expands on the themes of the original feminist movie

By Biba Adams

In the 1992 classic sports comedy-drama A League of Their Own, Tom Hanks’s character Jimmy Dugan, the manager of the women’s professional baseball team the Rockford Peaches, shouts the iconic line, “There’s no crying in baseball” — catapulting the movie into cinematic history. More than known for just great lines and performances by Hanks, as well as actresses Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, and Madonna, the film is also beloved as a narrative celebrating feminism and womanhood...

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