Virgil Sweet is on the verge of losing his job as a talent scout with the California Angels when he discovers Sammy Bodeen, a country boy with no pro ball experience, but with a pitching arm no one has seen the like of. Money-hungry owners want to make a quick buck while Sammy just wants to play ball. Virgil finds himself caught in the middle. Written by
Some men are born with a gift, and some are born to discover it.
Did You Know?
When Virgil's car breaks down, he is listening to a Red Sox spring training game. The play-by-play is being done by Chuck Thompson, Baseball Hall Of Fame broadcaster for the Baltimore Orioles. See more
In the scene in the car just before it overheats, the camera can be seen reflected in the passenger side window. See more
If you want something, sometimes you've got to take a risk. And if you really want something, then you've got to be willing to risk everything.
Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
Written by Huey P. Smith
Performed by Johnny Rivers See more