True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill their former coach's shoes and that they can go out winners. In the summer of 1991 Norway High's baseball tradition ended on a triumphant but sombre note. Written by
Mike Boddicker who played for Norway High School and in the major leagues with Boston and Baltimore had his son James Boddicker play Richie Iverson. His daughter also sang the national anthem at the final game. See more »
In the championship game at the beginning of the movie the scoreboard shows Norway on bottom, meaning they are the home team and they would bat last. The scoreboard shows that Norway had scored 1 run in the 6th inning. But, they had not even been to bat in that inning. But the run is moved from the sixth inning to the seventh inning a few moments later so its simply a scoreboard operator error. See more »
Performed by Alex Band
Written by Mitch Allan & Alex Band
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Published by Matzoh-Ball Music (ASCAP) and Alex Band Music (BMI)
By Arrangement with Arthouse Entertainment and BMG Music Publishing Inc. See more »
This is one of the best baseball movies I have ever seen. It is not only very inspirational but heartwarming and asks a very personal question that we must all answer-"what do you want to be remembered for."
Kent Stock takes a very difficult situation of having to motivate the players of Norway High School with them facing their final season of the baseball program, let alone, the final year of their high school ever existing again, and motivates his players to play up to their best potential in capturing an astounding record 20th state championship in Iowa baseball.
This movie should be shown to every high school baseball team whether they be a large, medium, or small school, as well as shown to every coach, no matter what level of athletes they coach.
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