The Rookie by Jim Morris

The Rookie

The Incredible True Story of a Man Who Never Gave Up on His Dream Jim Morris, ... I learned that the lowest level of play was rookie ball, and that if you ...

Title The Rookie
Author Jim Morris
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Release Date 2008-11-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288 pages
ISBN 9780446549875

The Rookie Book Summary:

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.