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

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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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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, and lives in San Angelo, Texas.

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Sports autobiographies are usually boring or clichéd; THE OLDEST ROOKIE is neither. The story of Jim Morris, a retired minor leaguer who becomes a Major League pitcher at age 35, defies the odds. Not only is it true, it's the stuff of dreams. Kevin O'Rourke makes this inspiring tale even better. Morris is a likable athlete, not primarily concerned about money and prestige, and O'Rourke demonstrates those traits. He conveys Morris's emotions, capturing everything from Morris's youthful dreams to his many frustrations and trepidations. In addition, O'Rourke's use of inflection and his subtle changes in pace add to the presentation. This book is not just for baseball fans; it's for anyone whose childhood fantasies will not die. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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