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Jim "The Rookie" Morris

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The Unbelievable True Story of Baseball's Oldest Rookie | Jim Morris Motivational Speech | Goalcast

The Unbelievable True Story of Baseball's Oldest Rookie | Jim Morris Motivational Speech | Goalcast

Jim Morris' life was so remarkable, they made a Disney movie out of it. This is the unbelievable true story of how one man made the big leagues at the age of 35. Learn more about Jim's journey here: Full transcript for the Jim Morris speech in the description below. ► Watch all our inspirational videos: ► Subscribe Here: ========================================­­­­­­­======== FOLLOW US: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Website: ========================================­­­­­­­======== Full Transcript - The Unbelievable True Story of Baseball's Oldest Rookie | Jim Morris | Goalcast You’re not smart enough. You’re not good enough. Why do you even try? Why don’t you quit now before you embarrass yourself and everybody else? You’ll never make it. For 15 years, I watched my parents say the worst things they could possibly say to each other, throw things, hit each other. The next three years, I learned from my grandparents it doesn’t have to be that way. I worked for my grandfather in the stores for three summers, and he taught me a lot. Every day pretty much, I got a lesson. Jimmy, you’re born with your name and you die with your name. What you do with it in between is a legacy you leave behind for everybody else. Who do you want to be? These lessons from my grandparents added up over time. Eventually, I took those college entry exams that everybody loves to take, and the scores came back and my counselor stops me in the hallway. He’s got my scores in his hand. He goes, “Jimmy, what are you going to do with your life?” I looked at my counselor and I said, “I’m gonna be a baseball player. Everybody knows that.” He goes, “I hope so. You’re too stupid to go to college.” Same period of time, I find out the person I love more than anybody in my life, the mentor, the person I held high up here on this pedestal, my grandfather, Ernest, was diagnosed with ALS. No grades, no scholarships, watching my grandfather get sicker and sicker. I was playing a summer league game. After the game, this man came to talk to me. He goes, “I’m the coach at Ranger Junior College. I want you to come play baseball for me. I know about your dream. I know about your grandfather. I know about your grades. I’m gonna get you classes that you can pass,” which was important, “you’re gonna pitch for me during the week, and on the weekends during the Fall, you’re going to go home and spend time with your grandparents in the hospital every weekend.” I would pitch, and on the weekends, I would go home. I did that for 4-1/2 months. On the last Sunday in November of ’82, I kissed my grandparents good-bye at midnight. I had to get back for eight o’clock Monday class, told them I loved them. I got back to school at 1:00. At 3:00, my coach woke me up. He said, “You need to go home. Ernest has passed away. I’ve already talked to all of your professors. Don’t worry about it. Your finals will be taken care of when you get back. You go home. You take care of your grandmother. You take care of the funeral. She does not lift another finger.” So I did. To this day, in Brownwood, there’s never been a larger funeral take place. People came from all over the country. Everybody got to say their good-byes to my grandfather, who lived for everybody else but himself. No grades, no scholarships, nowhere to go. Call my mom. “Mom, I need a horrible mistake. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m quitting. I’m coming home. I’m done. It’s time to go out in the world and start teaching and coaching kids.” That’s when I found myself at Reagan County High School in Big Lake, Texas. I inherited a baseball team that had won one game each year for the three years before I got there. The first thing I did as a head coach was I kept that one team on the schedule. “You’re going to respect this game. As long as you’re on my field, you’re playing for my team. We’re going to do things the right way.” Athletic director and head football coach at Reagan County High School pulled me aside one day to tell me, “If it’s ever close or they’re ever behind, they’re gonna find a way to lose. Their parents are losers. They’re losers. It’s just in their DNA. They’re not even gonna graduate from high school. They’re gonna work in the oil fields and gas fields like their dads and their granddads did, and there’s nothing you or anybody else can do about it. You have taken these kids as far as you can.” #goalcast #goalcastmotivation #livetheimpossible For the rest of the speech transcript, go here: BACKGROUND MUSIC by Fearless Motivation Instrumentals: AppleMusic/iTunes: Spotify: AmazonMP3: MP3 Downloads:
Jim Morris, The Rookie Talks About Dennis Quaid, Disney, & His Addiction

Jim Morris, The Rookie Talks About Dennis Quaid, Disney, & His Addiction

Jim Morris, The Rookie, talks about his relationship with Dennis Quaid, Disney, His Addiction, an interesting meeting with Michael Eisner. He also talks candidly about his difficult relationship with his father, the close relationship he has with Dennis Quaid and the trials and tribulations he’s been through in the 20 years since the movie was released. Subscribe and get a new video every Tueday! ► Watch The Father Effect FREE 60 Minute Movie Now! ► Get the FREE Ebook! The Father Effect Interviews - Stories Every Father Needs To Hear ► SUBSCRIBE & RECEIVE A NEW VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY! ► John shares the key to finding forgiveness for his father ► John shares about his struggle with anger and alcohol ► Check out the latest video → ► The Father Effect Show Interviews → ► The Father Effect DVD: The Father Effect Book: Amazon - ► Website & Speaking Inquiries→ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ABOUT THE FATHER EFFECT ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ John seeks to break down the barriers that prevent men and women from addressing deep rooted anger and hurt from the wounds they have suffered in this life by candidly and openly sharing his story, his failings, and his path to a new way of life. John’s mission is to educate, encourage and equip men to become the fathers they were created to be, and to help men walk in daily awareness of their significant and lifelong influence as fathers. Through The Father Effect Movie & Book, John shares stories and messages that will move viewers & readers to a new awareness about the everlasting impact of fathers and the importance of forgiveness and authenticity in the relationships of this world. John has been married for 23 years. has three daughters and lives near Dallas, Texas and he is the founder of The Perfect Father Ministries Inc, a 501(c) non-profit.
Ep. 100! - Jim "The Rookie" Morris - Dream Makers - Surround Yourself With The Best To Be Your Best!

Ep. 100! - Jim "The Rookie" Morris - Dream Makers - Surround Yourself With The Best To Be Your Best!

Ep. 100 Featured Jim “The Rookie Morris who just released his book ‘Dream Makers: Surround Yourself With The Best To Be Your Best’! I am so honored that Jim joined me on the show again for Episode 100! This show is so POWERFUL! Check it out! Key Discussion Points: - Importance of surrounding yourself with those who make you better - Life coincides with baseball - How to find Dream Killers and how to deal with them - Why 3:11am & 3:11pm is so important - Being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2nd round and not knowing about it for many years later - Being 100% healed of Parkinson’s disease - Getting an amazing prayer from NFL player Devin Wyman - The movie “The Rookie” is based on his life If you got value from the show and would like to show some love financially. You can support the show here: CashApp: $ErikAllenMedia Venmo: @ErikGAllen Thank you! Want to attend the World’s #1 Networking event…..that you cannot attend? Well, unless you are invited like I was. I am an official Influencer and want to see you at this event! Message me for more details! Proudly sponsored by: Tigatu (use code "TopRatedMMA" for 10% off) - Shirts Combat Flags - Flag Backdrop Alpha Outpost (use code “topratedmma” for 15% off) - Outdoor / Tactical Gear Rewebbed Inc. - Website Design & Digital Marketing Mce7 Mien - Lifestyle Professional Brand Peter Harrett - Author of ‘The Rings of Hesaurun’ INTERESTED IN BEING A SPONSOR OF OUR SHOW? DM US FOR MORE INFO. Listen to the audio show on Apple here - or on all other formats here - Be sure to LIKE / FOLLOW Jim “The Rookie” Morris - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - LinkedIn - Website - Get Your Signed Copy of Dream Makers Book - Please check out where I am talking with Entrepreneurs, World Changers, and Success Minded People! Please LIKE, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE to my channel and social media sites: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - (@ErikAllenShow) YouTube - Rumble - Facebook - Instagram - (@ErikGAllen) Twitter - @ErikGAllen) Ed Mylett Tony Robins Les Brown Motivational Motivation Inspirational Inspiration Grant Cardone Maxout Gary V Gary Vaynerchuk Entrepreneur Podcast Goals Speaker Motivational Speaker Beards Sean Whalen Lions Not Sheep Trevor Moawad Eric LeGrand Hardcore Closer Hardcore Closer Ryan Stewman Ryan Stewman How To Make Money Make Money Podcast Podcast Serial Podcast App Podcast NPR Podcast True Crime Podcast Google Podcast Apple Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco What Are You Made Of? Armando Cruz Arrested Development Speech Tim Storey Worldshaker Network Mylett Management Group Jim “The Rookie” Morris University of Badassery American Real London Real Secret Knock Greg Reid Jim Rohn Baseball MLB Major League Baseball Little League Pitcher Pitching Hitter Hitting
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I'm Jim Morris

You might know me as "The Rookie"

Eleven years after retiring from baseball, I gave a pep talk to my high school team about the importance of dreams and hard work. At that very moment, they challenged me to pursue my own unfulfilled dream of pitching in the major leagues...if they won the district championship I would try out for an MLB team. When the Reagan County Owls in Big Lake, Texas, won the district title, I kept my promise and the rest is cinematic history.

Disney's The Rookie

The story so inspiring, Disney made it a movie.

This heartwarming and unforgettable Disney blockbuster about chasing your dreams and keeping your promises was nominated for a Critics Choice Award, won an ESPY for “Sports Film of the Year," Sports Illustrated magazine voted The Rookie one of the “five greatest baseball films ever made," and won a CAMIE award for character and morality in entertainment.

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