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Cool Videos: Daniel Stern reprises Rookie of the Year persona in new shorts

27 October 2016 12:31 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

There are a string of baseball movies that I grew up with; The Sandlot, Little Big League, Angels In The Outfield. The list goes on, but also includes Rookie Of The Year. Directed by Daniel Stern himself (of Home Alone fame), the movie also featured Stern in a role as a pitching coach for the Chicago Cubs. Well, wouldn't you know it? The Cubs are doing pretty well this year, so Stern decided to... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Daniel Stern Revives His ‘Rookie of the Year’ Character in Support of the Cubs’ World Series Bid

26 October 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Having fulfilled the role of lovable losers for decades now, the Chicago Cubs have a lot of goodwill in their first World Series appearance since 1945. (They also have a one-game deficit to overcome, but let’s try not to think about that.) Among their celebrity fans is Daniel Stern, whom you might recognize as Phil Brickman from “Rookie of the Year” — a standout from the mid-’90s halcyon days of kids’ sports movies (see also: “Little Big League,” “Air Bud,” “Little Giants,” “The Big Green”) that he also directed.

Read More: World Series 2016: Hollywood Is Divided Over the Battle Between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians

Stern — who appeared in both “Home Alone” films and narrated “The Wonder Years” — has reprised his quirky role on both YouTube and Twitter in support of the Cubbies, who haven’t won the World Series since 1908. He’s posted a number of videos »

- Michael Nordine

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