The Kid From Left Field is about a washed-up big leaguer who becomes a peanut hawker in the stands. Meanwhile his 9-year-old son Christy is the bat boy for his father’s former team. To help the struggling team, the veteran player begins passing on tips to his son to pass to the manager.

The Kid from Left Field (1953) Comedy, Sport | 1h 20min | 29 June 1953 (USA) 6.5
Director: Harmon JonesWriters: Jack SherStars: Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Billy ChapinSummary: Coop's an ex-ballplayer is now a peanut vendor, who takes too much of an interest in the game. But he's passed on his craze for baseball to his son, Christie. When his dad gets fired, Chris makes friends with the former team owner's niece (and her boyfriend Pete), and not only gets his dad's job back, but a batboy position for himself. With his dad's help, Christie begins to make a few suggestions here and there. And as a publicity stunt, the team makes him their youngest manager on record. But when Chris gets sick, Coop has to come to the rescue.

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