Adult Movie Night - The Rookie
Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Brian Cox, Beth Grant Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by John Lee Hancock
Rated G; 127 minutes; 2002
Dennis Quaid stars in this true story of teacher Jim Morris who had to leave minor league baseball because of an injury to his pitching arm. Twelve years later he is the coach of a high school team. He is so inspired by the young men he coaches that when they win the championship he decides to try to fulfill his own dream of trying out for the major league. When his arm proves strong enough to hang with the younger guys he is signed to the TampaBay minor league and eventually works his way up to their major league team. At 35, Jim was the oldest major league rookie in nearly 30 years.