The Rookie

The Incredible True Story of a Man Who Never Gave Up on His Dream
By Jim Morris, Joel Engel (Trade Paperback, 2002)
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.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $20.99 US/$24.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446678377

    • On Sale Date: 03/01/2002

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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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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The Rookie
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $20.99 US/$24.99 CAN
  • Pages: 288
  • Physical Dimensions: 5" x 7-1/2"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446678377
  • On Sale Date: 03/01/2002
The Rookie