Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim's still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there's no telling where he could go.
Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Beth Grant, Angus T. Jones, Brian Cox, Rick Gonzalez, Chad Lindberg, Angelo Spizzirri, Royce D Applegate, Russell Richardson, Raynor Scheine, David Blackwell, Blue Deckert, Daniel Kamin, Matt Williams, Miguel Salas, Eddie Alvarado, Brandon Garner, Ernest Vidaure, Canuto Rey Guerrero, Rebecca Spicher, Raymond Rivera, Marco Sanchez, Cynthia Dorn, Robert Logan, Beau Holden, Chris Sheffield, Cameron Banfield, Kyle Scott Jackson, Bert Beatson, Tony Moore, Brian Shoop, Mark Ciardi, Richard Dillard, Charles Sanders, Randall Wallace, Jim Morris, J.D. Evermore, Mark Ellis, Julio Cesar Cedillo, Brandon Smith