When the owner of the Minnesota Twins dies suddenly, his will bequeaths the team to his grandson Billy, a devotee of baseball who, although only 12, has devoured voluminous lore, knows the team intimately, and has shown an uncanny sixth sense of what they need to improve. They hate their manager, so Billy quickly fires the SOB, winning their instant approval. However, this turns to dismay when he announces their new manager: Billy Heywood. How will Billy convince a gang of proud, tough men to stick around and take orders from a kid? On the other hand, what's to lose-- the team has nowhere to go but up.Written by
Paul Emmons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thomas Heywood was depicted as being very similar to Carl Pohlad, the real life owner of the Minnesota Twins at the time of the film. This includes both holding large financial fortunes. Pohlad owned the Twins from 1984 until his death in 2009, after which family heirs took inheritance of the team. See more »
Taking place in the 1994 Major League Baseball season, several visiting teams are wearing their 1993 season uniforms. See more »
I can't believe you lost to the Tigers, they stink!
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Touching, if improbable film about a young boy who inherits a major league baseball team after his grandfather passes away. Robards makes a nice turn as the grandfather. The film is pleasant enough for families and for true fans of the game.
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