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By Gina Vivinetto

"A League of Their Own" is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer!

The Penny Marshall-directed movie, which told the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II, quickly became a beloved fan favorite and a box-office hit.

The star-studded film's cast members — Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O' Donnell, Madonna and more — turned up to its Los Angeles and New York premieres. Let's take a look back!

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

"A League of Their Own" Screening to Benefit New York Women in Film
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at the movie's New York premiere.Jim Smeal / WireImage

As gruff, hard-drinking Jimmy Dugan, manager of the all-female Rockford Peaches, Hanks — who gained 30 pounds for the role —made the phrase "There's no crying in baseball!" one of the film's most memorable lines. Hanks brought wife Rita Wilson as his date to both premieres.

Geena Davis

"A League of Their Own" Los Angeles Premiere
Geena Davis worse a baseball-themed gown to the Los Angeles premiere.Ron Galella / WireImage

Geena Davis, who played the Peaches' star catcher Dottie Hinson, showed up at the L.A. premiere in a sassy Nicole Miller baseball-themed dress. Turns out, Davis was a pretty good catcher. The scene when Dottie catches a ball behind-her-back? Davis' stunt double was unavailable, so she performed the trick herself.

Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna

Rosie O'Donnell;Madonna
Rosie O' Donnell and MadonnaRobin Platzer / The LIFE Images Collection/Getty

Comedian Rosie O'Donnell and her co-star Madonna showed up in matching black to the New York opening. The two actresses became fast friends on the film's set and are still pals today.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell, 1992, (c) Columbia/courtesy Everett Collection
Rosie O'Donnell as wisecracking third base player Doris Murphy.(C)Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection / (C)Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Eve

O' Donnell's breakout Hollywood role was playing wisecracking third base player Doris Murphy, while Madonna, who appeared in Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy" two years before, played the Peaches' man-crazy center fielder Mae "All the Way" Mordabito.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, Madonna, 1992. (C) Columbia Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.
Singing and dancing, sure, but baseball proved difficult for the Material Girl, whose character had to change positions because she couldn't catch ground balls.(C)Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection / (C)Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Eve

Though all of the film's actresses spent eight hours a day, six days a week for seven and half months in baseball training, the Material Girl proved to be a terrible player. So bad that her character was moved from third base to the outfield because she couldn't catch ground balls.

Melissa Etheridge

"A League of Their Own" Los Angeles Premiere
Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge attended the L.A. opening.Ron Galella, Ltd. / WireImage

Rocker Melissa Etheridge looked edgy in jeans and a leather jacket at the L.A. premiere, where she cheered on longtime friend Rosie O'Donnell.

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford
Supermodel Cindy Crawford arriving to the New York premiere. Robin Platzer / The LIFE Images Collection/Getty

Supermodel Cindy Crawford showed up to the New York opening looking as glamorous as always.

Tom Hanks;Cindy Crawford
Crawford interviewing Hanks for MTV's "House of Style." Robin Platzer / The LIFE Images Collection/Getty

Crawford, who was then the host of MTV's fashion series "House of Style," interviewed cast members, including Hanks, for a segment on the hit show.