“It did bother us that in order to be historically accurate, we could not have a diverse cast,” one of the film’s screenwriters told BuzzFeed News.

As all who have allowed joy into their hearts know, the 1992 seminal classic A League Of Their Own follows a group of women who join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) during World War II.

As all who have allowed joy into their hearts know, the 1992 seminal classic A League Of Their Own follows a group of women who join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) during World War II.

While many men were away fighting in WWII, Major League Baseball executives wanted to keep the sport in the public eye. So they brought in teams of women to form the AAGPBL. A League Of Their Own is a fictionalized portrayal of the Rockford Peaches, one of the legendary teams that ended up in the Baseball Hall of Fame. TL;DR YOU SHOULD WATCH THIS MOVIE.

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July 1, 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the film. Which means we have an excuse to talk about the A League of Their Own's most underrated — and intersectional! — moment.

July 1, 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the film. Which means we have an excuse to talk about the A League of Their Own's most underrated — and intersectional! — moment.

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During one game, a baseball falls near the segregated "colored" section of the stadium.

During one game, a baseball falls near the segregated "colored" section of the stadium.

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A woman steps forward to pick up the ball, and when she throws it back...

A woman steps forward to pick up the ball, and when she throws it back...

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