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NYP2002032663 - NEW YORK, March 26, (UPI) -- Jim Morris (left) the Rookie, and Dennis Quaid (right) who plays Morris in the movie, at the premiere of "The Rookie" at Astor Plaza Theatre in New York on March 26, 2002. rlw/lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI.

James "Jimmy" Samuel Morris (born January 19, 1964 in Brownwood, Texas) is a former American professional baseball player known for his brief Major League Baseball career.

He spent most of his childhood moving to different cities. According to his autobiography, he began playing baseball at the age of three. After the Vietnam War his father became a recruiter for the United States Navy and his family settled in Texas. He attended Angelo State University but as his school did not yet have a baseball program, he played football for the Lions in 1979 and won the state championship as a wingback with Gordon Wood as a coach. Still, he never gave up on his dreams of becoming a professional baseball player.

Morris was originally selected 465th overall in the January 1982 amateur baseball draft by the New York Yankees but did not sign. He would then later be selected fourth overall in the January 1983 amateur baseball draft by the Milwaukee Brewers and signed with the organization. He suffered several arm injuries in the minor leagues, and was released during the 1987 season, never having progressed past the single-A minor leagues. He caught on with the Chicago White Sox organization for 1989, but was again unable to rise past the single-A leagues.

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