On-Air TV Review: New Ball Game in ‘A League of Their Own’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on The Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7 Joliet, Illinois) on September 2nd, reviewing the new TV series “A League of Their Own,” a parallel universe adaptation of the popular 1992 film, now streaming on Prime Video.

HollywoodChicago.com Television Rating: 4.5/5.0
Television Rating: 4.5/5.0

The creators of this new “A League of Their Own” – one of whom is Abbi Jacobson, who is also the main character – made the right choice of creating a whole new universe involving the Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls baseball league, and as a twist added a story about Black Americans trying to survive during the World War II era. Jacobson is Carson Shaw, the team catcher and married to a solider at war. Chanté Adams is Maxine, a talented pitcher who is not allowed to be on the team because she’s black. Their stories eventually intersect, as the Peaches strive toward the championship.

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Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviews “A League of Their Own” during the Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7), Joliet, Illinois, September 2nd, 2022 …


“A League of Their Own” is currently streaming on Prime Video. Featuring Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Nick Offerman and Rosie O’Donnell. Created by Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson.

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