Jim Morris

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Birthday
19, 1964
Birthplace
Brownwood, TX
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1964 (age 55)
Birthplace
Brownwood, TX

About

MLB relief pitcher who made his MLB debut with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays when he was 35, fulfilling a lifelong dream of being in the Major Leagues.

Before Fame

He played football for the Brownwood High School Lions from 1979 until 1982 under head coach Gordon Wood.

Trivia

He pursued a major-league baseball career throughout the eighties, but never made it past the single-A minor leagues; he settled down as a high school physical science teacher and baseball coach instead.

Family Life

He married his wife, Lorri, with whom he had one son and two daughters.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Dennis Quaid in the 2002 film "The Rookie," which was based on his life story as told in his autobiography, "The Oldest Rookie."