The Rookie: The Incredible True Story of a Man Who Never Gave Up on His Dream

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Grand Central Publishing, Nov 15, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
He Played A Boy's Game. He Lived A Man's Life. As a lonely child, Jim Morris took one thing with him wherever his family moved-his ability to hit and throw a baseball. For Jim, the passion of becoming a major-league ballplayer was his anchor and inspiration...until injuries and life got in the way. A decade after Jim walked away from the minors and began a life of fatherhood and mortgage payments, he made a promise to the hardscrabble high-school team he coached: If they could win their local championship, he would try out again for the big leagues. They did-and he did. Now, in this wondrous, heart-tugging book, Jim Morris tells the story of his remarkable life and his amazing journey to the Big Show at the age of thirty-five...and how he finally fulfilled his childhood dream.
 

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I saw the movie before I read this book, which is generally something tough for me to do (I'm not the best at staying tuned when I already know what's going to happen). However, this book definitely ... Read full review

The Rookie: The Incredible True Story of a Man Who Never Gave Up on His Dream

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This inspiring true story should do well in young adult collections. Morris, a 35-year-old Texas high school physics teacher and baseball coach (whose previous attempts to break into the bigs fell ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
EPILOGUE
Copyright

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Jim Morris was a high school physics teacher until becoming a professional ballplayer at age 35. He is currently a relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, & lives in San Angelo, TX.

Joel Engel is an author & journalist who co-authored "By George", the "New York Times" best-selling autobiography of George Foreman. He lives in Los Angeles.

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