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Jim Morris

Texas, USA
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Inspiration for Disney's "The Rookie"

Former Major League Baseball Pitcher

Author of "The Rookie"

Jim Morris’ Cinderella story is testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. His story is the subject of the blockbuster film from Walt Disney, “The Rookie,” starring Dennis Quaid which won the ESPY for Sports Film of the Year.

Originally a top prospect, Jim Morris’s career in baseball was derailed by injuries and immaturity at the age of 24. He got married, raised a family and eventually became a high school physics teacher and baseball coach in southwest Texas. At the age of 35, Jim made a bet with his struggling high school baseball team: If they won the district championship, then he would go try out for a major league team. Miraculously, his team won the district championship and Jim went to a tryout, where he threw twelve consecutive pitches at 98 mph.

Three months later, Jim realised his long-lost dream of becoming a major league player when he struck out All Star Royce Clayton in his first major league appearance in front of family and friends back in Texas.

Our Comment

"Jim Morris is an inspirational speaker who delivers a strong message about following your dreams. He talks about character and draws lessons from his own life experiences to inspire others to become mentors and leaders in their own lives. "

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