About Jim Morris

Jim Morris’ journey is a testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. Eleven years after retiring from baseball, he unexpectedly learned a life-changing lesson from his high school team. While giving a pep talk about the importance of dreams and hard work, the team challenged him about giving up his own goals. Morris made his last place team the following bet: if they won the district championship, he would tryout for a major league team. His team won.

Not much later he found himself at a big league tryout, throwing a miraculous twelve consecutive pitches at a rate of ninety-eight miles per hour. After just three months in the minors Morris was a major league player for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Now a role model to millions, Morris’ memoir, The Rookie, was made into a major motion picture in which Dennis Quaid portrayed him. A schoolteacher by trade, Jim is a loveable storyteller whose miracle story captivates and inspires audiences to never give up on a dream.

Buy the Book

The Oldest Rookie: Big-League Dreams from a Small-Town Guy By Jim Morris & Joel Engel

Get the Movie

The RookieStaring Dennis Quaid and  Directed by John Lee Hancock