She got competition: a brief history of the most intense women in sports on screen
As ambitious new testify Pitch follows a female actor to intervene in the male-dominated Major league, how have other imaginary representations fared?
A grizzled manager, a exercise montage, a tearjerking finale, a lot of sweat the well-worn tropes of the athletics genre ought to have played to fatality on both small and big screens.
But the underdog at the centre of it all is usually male, indicating a societal phobia of the idea that, yes, ladies can actually do boasts as well. This staid illustration might be slowly changing, though, with the launch of primetime drama Pitch, centred on the first woman to play in Major League baseball.
Taking a look back through a sparsely populated subgenre, heres how other fictional wives have fared.