Rookie of the Year (1993)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport

Rookie of the Year
Cast: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton

12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. Although he's close to his mother Mary, Henry hates Mary's latest boyfriend, Jack Bradfield. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in that arm heals too tightly, allowing Henry to throw pitches that are as fast as 103 mph. Henry is spotted at nearby Wrigley Field by Larry "Fish" Fisher, the general manager of the struggling Chicago Cubs, after Henry throws an opponent's home-run ball all the way from the outfield bleachers back to the catcher, and it seems that Henry may be the pitcher that team owner Bob Carson has been praying for. At first, Cubs manager Sal Martinella doesn't like Henry being on the team, but despite the rawness of his talent, Henry revives everyone's team spirit and reignites the enthusiasm of the fans. While money hungry Jack pulls strings behind the scenes to ...

  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Company:
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  • 07 Jul 1993 Released:
  • 29 Jan 2002 DVD Release:
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  • Sam Harper Writer:
  • Daniel Stern Director:
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