The Rookie (2002)

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Genres
Drama, Kids & Family, Sport
Runtime
2h 7min
Age rating
U

Cast

Dennis Quaid
Jimmy Morris
Rachel Griffiths
Lorri Morris
Jay Hernandez
Joaquin 'Wack' Campos
Angus T. Jones
Hunter Morris
Brian Cox
Jim Morris Sr.
Rick Gonzalez
Rudy Bonilla
Chad Lindberg
Joe David West
Angelo Spizzirri
Joel De La Garza

Synopsis

Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim's still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there's no telling where he could go.

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