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The Rookie (26-Mar-2002)

Director: John Lee Hancock

Writer: Mike Rich

Keywords: Sports Drama, Baseball, Biography

A high school baseball coach makes good on a promise made to his team by trying out as a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Jim Morris, middle-aged Texas high school chemistry teacher moonlighting as the coach of his school's baseball team, agrees to try out for a professional club if his squad wins the state championship; they do so, compelling an impressed Jim to be a man of his word and follow through on his promise. Jim winds up at the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' training camp, armed with the reappearance of a killer fastball that had eluded him since college as he blazes an unlikely trail all the way to a regular-season pitching appearance against none other than the Texas Rangers.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brian Cox
1-Jun-1946   The original Hannibal Lecter
Rick Gonzalez
30-Jun-1979   Coach Carter
Beth Grant
18-Sep-1949   Sissy Hickey on Sordid Lives
Rachel Griffiths
20-Feb-1968   Brenda Chenowith on Six Feet Under
Jay Hernandez
20-Feb-1978   Crazy/Beautiful
Angus T. Jones
8-Oct-1993   Two and a Half Men
Dennis Quaid
9-Apr-1954   Any Given Sunday
Randall Wallace
28-Jul-1949   The Man in the Iron Mask


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