The Kid From Left Field Poster

Release Date: 1953

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
Peanut vendor and washed-up baseball player "Coop" Cooper (Dan Dailey) teaches his 9-year-old son, Christy (Billy Chapin), all the game's finer points. When Christy becomes the new bat boy, his suggestions to the players lift the struggling team out of the basement. Owner Fred Whacker (Ray Collins) names Christy the team's head coach as a publicity stunt, changing the lives of everyone, including team secretary Marion Foley (Anne Bancroft) and her third-baseman fiancé (Lloyd Bridges).

Cast: Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Billy Chapin, Lloyd Bridges, Ray Collins, Richard Egan

Director: Harmon Jones

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Transformation, Endearing, Father, 1950s, Office, Underdog