Rookie of the Year

Lists: Comedy, Family, Sports comedy, Baseball movies

Brief Synopsis: "12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in that arm heals too tightly, allowing Henry to throw pitches that are as fast as 103 mph. Henry is spotted at nearby Wrigley Field by Larry "Fish" Fisher, the general manager of the struggling Chicago Cubs, after Henry throws an opponent's home-run ball all the way from the outfield bleachers back to the catcher, and it seems that Henry may be the pitcher that team owner Bob Carson has been praying for."

Overall Ranking: 1115 (Rank from 1993: # 18)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 7
Bryan Lienesch84 - Shamelessly goofy, but you can't help but to love Ian Thomas Nicholas as he turns the Cubs -- and the teams they play -- upside down on their head.
Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 6
David Baruffi61

People Involved

  • Thomas Ian Nicholas (Henry Rowengartner)
  • Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine (Becky)
  • Daniel Stern (Director)