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Jim Morris

5 out of 5

Known for His Brief MLB Career & Subject of Disney's "The Rookie"

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 Jim Morris Biography

Jim Morris is former professional Major League Baseball player. His meteoric rise from 35-year old high school teacher to flame-throwing major league pitcher in three months made cinematic history with the release of The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid.

Originally drafted in the 1st round in 1984, Jim Morris’s dream was to become a major league baseball player, but his career was derailed by a series of debilitating arm injuries before he got out of the minors in 1988. Instead, Jim got married, raised a family and got his college degree before becoming a high school science teacher and baseball coach in West Texas.

Eleven years after retiring from minor league baseball, Jim Morris was giving a speech to his high school team about the importance of dreams and hard work when his high school players challenged him to pursue his own dream of pitching in the major leagues. Jim Morris made the bet with his high school team: if they won the District Championship, he would tryout for the majors.

Jim Morris’s team fulfilled their end of the bargain, which committed him to a big league tryout. Inspired by his family and students, Jim immediately signed a professional baseball contract. His rise from obscurity became the feel-good story of 1999. After pitching for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2000, Jim Morris signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and retired from baseball in 2001.

Following his retirement, Morris became a motivational speaker, and published an autobiography, The Oldest Rookie, and a memoir The Rookie: The Incredible True Story of a Man Who Never Gave Up on His Dream .

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The Rookie: The Incredible True Story of a Man Who Never Gave Up on His Dream

The Rookie: The Incredible True Story of a Man Who Never Gave Up on His Dream

The Oldest RookieTHE OLDEST ROOKIE by Morris, Jim (Author) on Apr-01-2001 Hardcover

The Oldest RookieTHE OLDEST ROOKIE by Morris, Jim (Author) on Apr-01-2001 Hardcover

Speaking Topics
  • Never Giving Up on a Dream

  • Finding a Mentor and Becoming a Leader

  • Taking Advantage of Second Chances Remembering Who You Are

  • Keeping your Promises

  • Learning How to Laugh at Yourself

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Jim Morris

5 out of 5

Known for His Brief MLB Career & Subject of Disney's "The Rookie"

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San Antonio, TX, USA
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Jim Morris Biography

Jim Morris is former professional Major League Baseball player. His meteoric rise from 35-year old high school teacher to flame-throwing major league pitcher in three months made cinematic history with the release of The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid.

Originally drafted in the 1st round in 1984, Jim Morris’s dream was to become a major league baseball player, but his career was derailed by a series of debilitating arm injuries before he got out of the minors in 1988. Instead, Jim got married, raised a family and got his college degree before becoming a high school science teacher and baseball coach in West Texas.

Eleven years after retiring from minor league baseball, Jim Morris was giving a speech to his high school team about the importance of dreams and hard work when his high school players challenged him to pursue his own dream of pitching in the major leagues. Jim Morris made the bet with his high school team: if they won the District Championship, he would tryout for the majors.

Jim Morris’s team fulfilled their end of the bargain, which committed him to a big league tryout. Inspired by his family and students, Jim immediately signed a professional baseball contract. His rise from obscurity became the feel-good story of 1999. After pitching for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2000, Jim Morris signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and retired from baseball in 2001.

Following his retirement, Morris became a motivational speaker, and published an autobiography, The Oldest Rookie, and a memoir The Rookie: The Incredible True Story of a Man Who Never Gave Up on His Dream .

Jim Morris Videos

  • Jim 'The Rookie' Morris - Subject of the Award-Winning Film
    Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau proudly presents Jim "The Rookie" Morris- http:// www.eaglestalent.com/Jim-The-Rookie-Morris Jim “The ...
  • Jim 'The Rookie' Morris - Subject of the Award-Winning Film, "The Rookie"

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Jim Morris Speaking Topics

  • Never Giving Up on a Dream

  • Finding a Mentor and Becoming a Leader

  • Taking Advantage of Second Chances Remembering Who You Are

  • Keeping your Promises

  • Learning How to Laugh at Yourself

FAQs on booking Jim Morris

  • How to book Jim Morris?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jim Morris for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jim Morris, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jim Morris or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jim Morris?

    Booking fees for Jim Morris, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jim Morris, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jim Morris?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim Morris for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jim Morris for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jim Morris or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jim Morris or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jim Morris is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jim Morris for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jim Morris generally travels from San Antonio, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Story Musgrave, M.D., Vince Papale, Dave Dravecky, Brian Holloway and Pat Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jim Morris for an upcoming event.

Jim Morris Speaker Videos

  • Jim 'The Rookie' Morris - Subject of the Award-Winning Film
    Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau proudly presents Jim "The Rookie" Morris- http:// www.eaglestalent.com/Jim-The-Rookie-Morris Jim “The ...
    Jim 'The Rookie' Morris - Subject of the Award-Winning Film, "The Rookie"

Jim Morris Speaking Topics

  • Never Giving Up on a Dream

  • Finding a Mentor and Becoming a Leader

  • Taking Advantage of Second Chances Remembering Who You Are

  • Keeping your Promises

  • Learning How to Laugh at Yourself

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