Although a one-time MVP for the New York Yankees, Jack Elliott is now on the down side of his baseball career. His batting average is low and one of his few claims to fame is that during the previous year, he led the team in 9th inning doubles in the month of August. With an up and coming slugger ready to replace him, he learns that he's been traded to the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central baseball league. Elliott is set in his ways and quite inflexible, not only in accepting Japanese culture in general, but also with the way the baseball team is managed. When he meets his very pretty PR agent, Aya Takahashi, he begins to gain a greater appreciation that he should accept his current situation. When he realizes her other connection to the team, his attitudes begin to change at an even greater pace Written by
He's the biggest thing to hit Japan since Godzilla!
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Jerry Goldsmith's score (considered among film music critics/fans as one of his worst efforts) was singled out for praise by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. See more
During one of the games, Itoi is the pitcher and is wearing uniform #11 when he throws a pick-off throw to Jack at first base. When the shot changes and Jack catches the ball at first base, Itoi is warming up in the background wearing #11. Itoi can't be warming up if he is already on the mound in the game. See more
I don't believe this. What's next? Somebody going to tell me how to take a crap?
[walks into the bathroom
Max 'Hammer' Dubois
I need someone to tell me how to take a crap.