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Rookie of the Year (1993) Poster

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Phil Brickman: Hey, your mom has a pretty good arm! I ain't seen the floater pitch since Scuffy McGee!

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Henry Rowengartner: Pitcher's got a big butt! Pitcher's got a big butt!

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Chet Steadman: Henry, don't take this serious. But its nothing to joke about. But one day, your gift will be gone.

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Phil Brickman: The key to being a big league pitcher is the 3 R's: readiness, recuperation, and conditioning!

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Cliff Murdoch - Announcer: [after Henry throws a ball from the bleachers to home plate] I just figured out why the Cubs lose every year. They've got more talent in the stands than they do in the field.

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[once taken out of the cast, Henry's arm snaps around and hits Dr. Kersten in the nose]

Dr. Kersten: [muffled, with hands over his face] Funky, buttloving...!

George: Did he say "funky buttloving?"

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Henry Rowengartner: Oh, my god... It's Billy Frick!

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[after Chet Steadman gives up a home run]

Cliff Murdoch - Announcer: Well, that's going to bring Rocket's earned run average to about, uh, three hundred or so. Which equals the attendance here today. What a team.

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Martinella: You good for another inning?

Henry Rowengartner: You betcha, Sally baby!

Martinella: Good, 'cause you're on deck.

Henry Rowengartner: [dumbfounded] Huh?

Martinella: You're up after Fern.

Chet Steadman: You can't let him bat.

Martinella: He's gotta learn sometime.

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[first lines]

Cliff Murdoch - Announcer: Opening Day at Wrigley, and oh what a sight! The diamond, the decorations, and the dread of yet another losing season.

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Chet Steadman: Do me a favor: Don't call me "Rocket".

Henry Rowengartner: Why not?

Chet Steadman: 'Cause I'm not the "Rocket" anymore.

Henry Rowengartner: Yeah, I don't get it, you're throwing so slow.

Chet Steadman: Well, thank you very much.

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Mary Rowengartner: Hi, Chet, I'm Henry's ma!

Chet Steadman: Hi, Henry's mom!

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Martinella: BRICKMAN!

Phil Brickman: [Talking softly] I'll be right back!

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Heddo: This one's for MOMMY, MOMMY, MOMMY!

[Mary Waving]

Mary Rowengartner: HONEY!

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Larry Fisher: Reporters are foaming at the mouth for a piece of the kid.

Mary Rowengartner: Which piece?

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George: The only reason you are playing for the Cubs is because you broke your stupid arm!

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Phil Brickman: I wrap the cake up in my vomit bag, and voila!... Breakfast!

[pounding the airplane tray table]

Phil Brickman: Conservation, Managing resources... that is the key to Baseball.

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Martinella: [Sal finally gets Henry's last name right during the Divison Championship game, after Chet Steadman steps off] Rowengartner, you're going in.

Henry Rowengartner: [confused] What did he just call me?

[Chet laughs]

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Martinella: I'm looking for Henry Rulenfurter.

Henry Rowengartner: Henry Rowengartner?

Martinella: Yeah.

Henry Rowengartner: I'm Henry!

Martinella: [*confused, apparently because he had no idea Henry was a kid*] ... I might be looking for your father.

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Edith: Carrie, Harold told me that Becky Fraker doesn't think you're very ugly.

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Larry Fisher: Hey, kid! How'd you like to play for the Chicago Cubs?

Henry Rowengartner: Great! But I gotta ask my mom first.

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Chet Steadman: [Henry is playing a GameBoy] That's going to make you stupid.

[he doesn't reply]

Chet Steadman: Maybe it already has.

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Henry Rowengartner: Wow, you ate that whole thing?

Frick: Why, sure! It wasn't that much

Henry Rowengartner: That's impressive.

Frick: You should see what I can do in a bed!

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Chet Steadman: Do me a favor, Henry. Don't take this game too seriously.

Henry Rowengartner: Why not?

Chet Steadman: Because one day it'll all be over. Your gift will be gone.

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Martinella: Way to go, Runamucker!

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Phil Brickman: Punctuality, Henry. Without it, time stands still.

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Phil Brickman: Sometimes you just gotta put the pedal to the metal and live the fantasy! Rock and roll!

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Cliff Murdoch - Announcer: Sweet meat pies! Rowengartner's going to bat!

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Henry Rowengartner: Hey! We want a pitcher, not an underwear snitcher!

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[after Henry accidentally throws a fielded ball over the outfield fence]

George: Is that play legal?

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Clark: They're sending Henry in!

George: Yeah, we're gonna go sit closer so you can see better.

Mary Rowengartner: Come on, let's go get seats.

Bob Carson: Seats? You mean down on the field level?

Mary Rowengartner: Yeah.

Bob Carson: No, no, no. Please, that's too dangerous.

Mary Rowengartner: Why?

Bob Carson: Me, the owner of the Cubs sitting down with the fans? They'd kill me.

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[repeated lines, while Henry is at bat]

Mary Rowengartner: [watching on TV] Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

Chet Steadman: [watching from the dugout] Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

Henry Rowengartner: [in the batter's box] Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

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Chet Steadman: You big ugly piece of shit!

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Ernie: Mr. Carson's last year as team owner, he must be really depressed.

Bob Carson: Oh boy, Fish, look a decoder ring... I got it out of the Cracker Jack box... look it fits on your finger.

Larry Fisher: Yeah, yeah, that's great, Uncle Bob.

[Whispers to assistant]

Larry Fisher: That man is turning into a cracker jack.

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Bob Carson: You're the best thing to happen to baseball since Cracker Jack!

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