It had been years since I saw the 1992 movie A League of Their Own, about the first professional women’s baseball league in the U.S. But when a reader told me that the Victorian mansion that doubled as their boarding house was on the market for $799,000, I sat down and watched it again.
It was a great old house in Henderson, Kentucky, that they filmed in. Here’s how it looked in the movie, when stars like Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, and Madonna were playing the members of a baseball team who were living in it:
And here’s the house as it’s pictured in the listing today:
It has 3 stories and a full basement that have all been restored and updated.
Here’s how it looked in the movie, when it was decorated to look like a 1940s boarding house:
Madonna reportedly was not happy to spend so much time filming in such a small town. Somehow that doesn’t surprise me. 🙂
You can see how Madonna was used to living at the time–in her chic Manhattan apartment–here.
I love the double glass doors:
I tried to lighten these movie snapshots, but these scenes were all filmed at night and they still look dark. Sorry for making you squint!
The kitchen and bathrooms have all been updated. Again, I wish the photos were better. I’ve been checking every day for the last two weeks to see if they’d add new ones. I guess these are the ones they’re sticking with!
Tom Hanks played their manager with a drinking problem.
I thought this balcony was in the back of the house, but a reader just pointed out that it’s the front, and that the railing has just been changed. I think that’s right–thanks, Arie.
It looks like there could be individual apartments in the back of the house, although that’s not mentioned in the listing. Check the listing for more photos and information.
I always tear up at the end of the movie when all the players get together again years later as old women for their induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (in real life they were honored with a permanent exhibit in the museum).