Rookie of the Year (1993)
The Chicago Cubs needed a miracle... They got Henry Rowengartner.
poster Rookie of the Year
TMDb Rating:
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6.1/10 (223 votes)

Country:United States, 103 minutes

Spoken Languages:English

Genre(s):Comedy, Family

Director(s):Daniel Stern

Video Codec:Unknown

Number: 927

Storyline:
12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. 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.

Cast:

photo Thomas Ian Nicholas
Thomas Ian Nicholas Henry Rowengartner
photo Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine
Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine Becky
photo Gary Busey
Gary Busey Chet Steadman
photo Albert Hall
Albert Hall Martinella
photo Amy Morton
Amy Morton Mary Rowengartner
photo Dan Hedaya
Dan Hedaya Larry 'Fish' Fisher
photo Bruce Altman
Bruce Altman Jack Bradfield
photo Eddie Bracken
Eddie Bracken Bob Carson
photo Robert Hy Gorman
Robert Hy Gorman Clark (as Robert Gorman)
photo Patrick LaBrecque
Patrick LaBrecque George
photo Daniel Stern
Daniel Stern Brickma
photo John Candy
John Candy Cliff Murdoch - Announcer (uncredited)
photo Jonathan Hilario
Jonathan Hilario Phys Ed Dweeb
photo Tom Milanovich
Tom Milanovich Heddo
photo Ken Earl
Ken Earl Pepsi Executive