When we are children, many of us will say that we have an ambition for this career or that career. But how many of us can say that we achieved that goal before we graduate high school?
In 1993’s Rookie Of The Year, Henry Rowengartner (Thomas Ian Nicholas), has a dream of playing baseball, like his late father. But while he has a dream, his physical abilities don’t exactly live up to his dreams. While playing baseball at school, Henry breaks his arm. When his arm heals, Henry finds out that he has gained an unusual skill for throwing fastballs. Soon Henry goes from the school field to the field of the major leagues. What Henry discovers along the way is not only the truth of what happens when dreams become reality, but also what happens when a young person deals with adult issues.
What I recall about this film is that while it spoke to the young people in the audience, it also spoke to the adults in the audience. That is what makes this film stand out.
I recommend it.