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.
Some men are born with a gift, and some are born to discover it.
Did You Know?
Early in the movie, Virgil calls Bobbie collect at her office. On the wall of the cubicle is a framed poster for "Zoot Suit", the play by Luis Valdez which ran in Los Angeles and on Broadway before being made into a film. The character visible in the poster is "El Pachuco," who was played by Edward James Olmos, who plays Virgil here. See more
The Angels don't play in Dodgers Stadium. 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.
Written by Joe Sample
Performed by The Crusaders See more