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Rookie of the Year Details


Rookie of the Year is a light-hearted comedy about a 12-year-old baseball fan who, despite his love for the sport, can't play the game at all. During one Little League contest, he breaks his arm. After it heals, it miraculously becomes a super-human arm that can out-pitch any player in the major leagues. The boy joins the Chicago Cubs and helps lead them to the World Series. Though the plot is silly and contrived, it's a pleasant film that is ideal for young sports fans. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:July 7, 1993


Thomas Ian Nicholas
as Henry Rowengartner
Gary Busey
as Chet Steadman
Albert Hall
as Martinella
Amy Morton
as Mary Rowengartner
Dan Hedaya
as Larry "Fish" Fisher
Bruce Altman
as Jack Bradfield
Eddie Bracken
as Bob Carson
Daniel Stern
as Phil Brickman
James Andelin
as Wizard of Wrigley
W. Earl Brown
as Frick Bullpen Cathcher
Patrick LaBrecque
as George
Christopher Howe
as Airport Reporter
John Candy
as Announcer (uncredited)
Dan Conway
as Press Conference Reporter
Robert Hy Gorman
as Clark
Mike Bacarella
as Bleacher Bum
Ken Earl
as Pepsi Executive
Sam Sanders
as Fern Cubs Short Stop
Neil Flynn
as Okie Cubs' 1st Base
Rom Milanovich
as Heddo
John Gegenhuber
as Derkin
James "Ike" Eichling
as Little League Coach


Daniel Stern
Sam Harper
Jack N. Green
Bill Conti
Composer (Music Score)
Raja Gosnell
Donn Cambern
Barry Berg
Production Designer
Steven Jordan
Production Designer
Bill Arnold
Art Director
Irby Smith
Executive Producer
Jack Brodsky
Executive Producer
Jay Hurley
Costume Designer
Henry Bronchtein
First Assistant Director
Rick LeFevour
Linda Lowy
Rodger Jacobs
Scott D. Smith
Sound Recordist