Plot & Details
Rookie of the Year is a light-hearted comedy about a 12-year-old baseball fan who, despite his love for the sport, can't play the game at all. During one Little League contest, he breaks his arm. After it heals, it miraculously becomes a super-human arm that can out-pitch any player in the major leagues. The boy joins the Chicago Cubs and helps lead them to the World Series. Though the plot is silly and contrived, it's a pleasant film that is ideal for young sports fans.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Family
- Run Time: 103min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 05/16/1993
- DVD Release Date: 01/29/2002
- Director(s): Daniel Stern
- Starring: Gary Busey , Thomas Ian Nicholas , Albert Hall , Amy Morton , Dan Hedaya
- Themes: Ladder to the Top,Baseball Players,Miraculous Events
- Tone: Humorous,Quirky,Upbeat,Warm,Whimsical
- Keywords: athlete, boy, coach, fantasy, injury, magic, World-Series, baseball, pitching [sports], sports
- Language: English