In the light-hearted comedy “Rookie of the Year,” 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner starts as the underdog on his Little League team. However, his fate takes a comedic twist when a freak accident grants his arm the power to pitch at phenomenal speeds, making him an overnight sensation in the major leagues.

Capitalizing on this serendipitous gift, Henry catapults from neighborhood sandlots straight into the major league limelight, joining the Chicago Cubs. Mistakenly referred to by names such as “Rosenbagger” or “Gardenhoser” by his clueless manager, Rowengartner’s unparalleled pitching prowess earns him the adoration of countless fans and also steers the Cubs tantalizingly close to the long-sought-after World Series.

Rookie of the Year | July 7, 1993 (United States) 6
Director: Daniel SternWriter: Sam HarperStars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert HallSummary: When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.


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