“The Rookie” is a heartwarming portrayal of the incredible journey of Jim Morris, a Texas high school baseball coach who makes an unlikely leap to the major leagues. After making a promise to his team that he would try out for the major leagues if they made the playoffs, Jim, played by Dennis Quaid, embarks on a remarkable adventure that defies all expectations.

The film dives deep into Morris’s small-town roots and his awe-inspiring story of perseverance and tenacity. As he joins the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, he becomes the game’s oldest rookie, showcasing that it’s never too late to chase one’s dreams and the magic of believing in oneself.

The Rookie | March 29, 2002 (United States) 6.9
Director: John Lee HancockWriter: Mike RichStars: Dennis Quaid, JD Evermore, Rachel GriffithsSummary: A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.


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