Ira Lowenstein Quotes in A League of Their Own (1992)
Ira Lowenstein Quotes:
Ira Lowenstein: Great game, Jimmy. I especially liked that move in the seventh inning when you scratched your balls for an hour.
Jimmy Dugan: Well, anything worth doing is worth doing right.
Ira Lowenstein: Until you did that, I couldn't tell if you were... drunk or dead.
Jimmy Dugan: It was made very clear to me what I'm supposed to do here. I smile, wave my little hat... I did that, so when do I get paid?
Ira Lowenstein: Now, Jimmy, you have some pretty good ballplayers here. You ought to give them a little bit of your...
Jimmy Dugan: [interrupting] Ballplayers. I don't have ballplayers, I've got girls. Girls are what you sleep with after the game, not, not what you coach during the game.
Ira Lowenstein: If we paid you a little bit more, Jimmy, do you think you could be just a little more disgusting?
Jimmy Dugan: [brightly] Well, I could certainly use the money.
Ira Lowenstein: This is what it's going to be like in the factories, too, I suppose, isn't it? "The men are back, Rosie, turn in your rivets." We told them it was their patriotic duty to get out of the kitchen and go to work; and now, when the men come back, we'll send them back to the kitchen.
Walter Harvey: What should we do - send the boys returning from WAR back to the kitchen?
Ira Lowenstein: [When Harvey talks with Lowenstein about shutting down the league at the end of the year] Do you realize how dedicated these players are? They play with sprained ankles, broken fingers. Sometimes they ride a bus all night to play a double-header the next morning!
Walter Harvey: I'll make it up to them.
Ira Lowenstein: What, with Harvey Bars?
Ira Lowenstein: Mr. Harvey, I would like your executive approval for me to take over the league.
Walter Harvey: What? Ira, aren't you listening to me? All the owners are backing out, there's no point to it anymore. Just let them finish the season, and that's it!
Ira Lowenstein: I sold you a product when there was no product. This is a product!
Walter Harvey: There is no room for girls baseball in this country once the war is over.
Ira Lowenstein: Well, I think you're wrong.
[Harvey walks away]
Ira Lowenstein: And I'm going to prove it to you, Mr. Harvey!
Ira Lowenstein: [after they watch the thrilling end to the World Series and seeing the large crowd cheering] Well, Walter, what do you say?
Walter Harvey: Alright, Ira. We'll stick with it.
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Characters on A League of Their Own (1992)
- Jimmy Dugan
- Dottie Hinson
- Evelyn Gardner
- Doris Murphy
- Kit Keller
- Helen Haley
- Mae Mordabito
- Rockford Peaches
- Ernie Capadino
- Dollbody Kid
- Older Stilwell
- Older Dottie
- Dave Hooch
- Walter Harvey
- Shirley Baker
- Lady on Train
- Older Doris
- Older Mae
- Radio Sportscaster
- Stilwell Gardner
- Bob Hinson
- Charlie Collins, Racine Coach
- Marla Hooch - 2nd Base
- Stadium announcer
- Older Ellen Sue
- Maida Gillespie
- Batter at reunion game
- Charm School assistant
- Charm School instructor
- Miss Cuthbert
- Racine Catcher
- Peaches first base coach
- Ellen Sue Gotlander - Shortstop
- Ma Keller