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The Rookie (2002)

By Travis Pflanz | March 28, 2012 | 0 Comment

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Based on a true story, Jimmy Morris (Dennis Quaid), a high school science teacher and baseball coach makes a promise to his team – If they won the District Championship, he will tryout for a Major League Baseball team.

A failed #4 overall draft pick in 1983 who had undergone multiple arm/shoulder surgeries, Jimmy threw 12 consecutive 98mph pitches and was offered a minor league contract.

Jimmy finally made it to the Major Leagues, where he struck out the first batter he faced.

A great true story and the best part, it is VERY family friendly. Rated G, very rare for a live action film.

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One of my favorite baseball movies. It doesn’t make too many people’s top ten, but definitely worth a watch.

The Rookie  is rated 6.9/10 on IMDB and is 82% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Travis Pflanz

I am a web designer and SEO specialist. I enjoy writing about everything from movies to Kansas City sports to food & cooking and I like to give away lots of free movie tickets! I recently produced and starred in the award winning short zombie comedy Dough of the Dead and I am an administrator for the horror fan club Slasher Nation.

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