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Jon Lovitz had a more substantial role, but it was cut.
Debra Winger was originally going to appear in the film, but backed out when Madonna was signed.
Tom Hanks gained 30 pounds in preparation for his role. He attributed the weight he gained to a nearby Dairy Queen.
The old Dottie and Kit are played by Lynn Cartwright and Kathleen Butler, but their voices are dubbed by Geena Davis and Lori Petty.
The characters at the hall of fame and seen playing after the game are real players from the league portrayed in the film.
All of the injuries and bruises that are seen in the film were real injuries that the actors received during filming.
The Peaches played at Beyer Stadium in Rockford, IL. No place in Rockford could actually be used in the movie because of Beyer Stadium's state of disrepair. It was eventually condemned and bulldozed and today the site is nothing but a vacant lot with some rubble.
Moira Kelly was originally signed on to play the role of Kit, but she hurt her ankle while filming "The Cutting Edge."
Tom Hanks' character, Jimmy Dugan, is loosely based on real-life baseball slugger Jimmie Foxx.
Director Penny Marshall cast her daughter Tracy Reiner as "Betty Spaghetti" and her brother Garry Marshall as "Walter Harvey."
Penny Marshall's co-star from Laverne & Shirley, Eddie Mekka (who played Carmine Ragusa "The Big Ragu") is Madonna's dance partner in the bar dance sequence.
Madonna co-wrote the theme song for the film "This Used To Be My Playground" for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Kelly Candaele was one of the writers for this movie. His mother played in the league portrayed in the movie. Also, Kelly's brother, Casey, was a Major League infielder.
Singer k.d. lang was supposed to be in the film but backed out due to her recording schedule.
To lighten the mood on the set in between takes, Geena Davis suggested that the cast perform songs from "Jesus Christ Superstar". Tom Hanks was assigned the role of "Caiaphas".
Ellie Cornell had originally landed a role in the film but had to back out after learning she was pregnant.