• Rookie of the Year (1993)

Rookie of the Year

Release Date: May 16th, 1993

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2002

PG |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

A freak accident causes 12-year-old Little League player Henry (Thomas Ian Nicholas) to become such a powerful and accurate pitcher that the Chicago Cubs sign the junior high student to a contract. Unprepared for such a high-pressure environment, Henry falters until aging fastballer Chet Steadman (Gary Busey) takes him under his wing and teaches him how to play in the big leagues. Meanwhile, his mother's venal boyfriend (Bruce Altman) tries to sell Henry's contract to a hated opposing team.

Cast: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton, Dan Hedaya, Bruce Altman, Eddie Bracken, Daniel Stern

Director: Daniel Stern

Genres: Comedy , Children

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Mother, Underdog, 1990s, Growing up, Rivalry, Lighthearted, Doctor