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Jim Morris


1964 Born on January 19 in Brownwood, Texas
1982 Attends Angelo State University on an academic scholarship
1984 Drafted by Milwaukee Brewers; plays in minor league farm system
1988 Retires from minor leagues after series of arm injuries
1991 Plays football for Angelo State
mid-1990s Becomes science teacher and baseball coach at Reagan County High School
1999 Drafted by Tampa Bay Devil Rays; begins pitching in minor league farm system
1999 Pitches first major league game, September 18
2000 Traded to Los Angeles Dodgers
2001 Retires from baseball
2001 Publishes autobiography, The Oldest Rookie: Big-League Dreams from a Small-Town Guy
2002 Disney film The Rookie debuts nationwide

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