Jackie Robinson “J.R.” Cooper is a passionate young baseball enthusiast. He’s also the son of a once-famed major leaguer, now down on his luck and relegated to working as a vendor at games. But J.R.’s extensive baseball knowledge soon propels him to an unexpected role: managing the San Diego Padres and steering them to the World Series.

“The Kid from Left Field” is a 1979 American made-for-television baseball comedy, starring the talents of Gary Coleman and Robert Guillaume. Serving as Coleman’s cinematic debut, this production is a modern take on the same-named 1953 film, The Kid from Left Field.

The Kid from Left Field | September 30, 1979 (United States) 5.8
Director: Adell AldrichWriter: Katharyn Powers, Jack SherStars: Gary Coleman, Robert Guillaume, Gary CollinsSummary: Jackie Robinson "J.R." Cooper is a kid who loves baseball, and also the son of a former major leaguer now down on his luck (and now a vendor working the stands at games).


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