Jim Morris is a Texas high school chemistry teacher and coach of the school's baseball team. He's always loved baseball and as a way of motivating his players, he agrees to go to a professional try-out if they win the championship. He once had aspirations to be a professional baseball player but an injury brought that to an end. Sure enough, the 39 year-old father of three finds himself at a camp for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and he somehow seems to have regained his pitching arm, easily throwing a 98 mph fastball. Signed to a contract, he toils in the minor leagues while his supportive wife stays home raising their children. He soon finds himself called up to the big club and pitching for Tampa which is in Texas playing the Rangers. Based on a true story.Written by
The scene where Jimmy walks out to the mound for the first time at The Ballpark in Arlington was filmed during the seventh inning stretch of a real Texas Rangers game. All of the pitching shots were done after the game. See more »
The Tampa catcher is wearing grey shin guards and a grey chest protector in every shot up to and including Jimmy Morris taking the mound in Texas. However, when he begins pitching, the catcher is wearing a black chest protector and shin guards. See more »
Look, guys, most of you, you're gonna finish up school here, you're gonna work the rigs, you're gonna work at Bo's Tire Barn, you're gonna raise a family, you're gonna retire, and you're gonna do all that right here in Big Lake. And there's nothing wrong with that. A lot of real good people have done that. I'm doing it. But, if you're looking for something more after you're done here, you better give some serious thought as to how you're gonna play out the rest of this season!
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The 2 nuns are walking on Jimmy's (Dennis Quaid) field as the film ends See more »
Blue Moon Nights
Written and Performed by John Fogerty
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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A VERY NICE LITTLE MOVIE
It was nice to go see a movie with no sex, no cuss words and just a good story. A movie of this calibre is rare nowadays, with most having a poor story but lots of sex and violence. It is nice to be able to take the WHOLE FAMILY to see an entertaining movie with very good acting by the whole cast. GO SEE IT.
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