Sep 27, 2016MLB’s Jim Morris named Potato Expo keynote speaker
Former Major League Baseball player Jim “The Rookie” Morris will give the keynote address at Potato Expo 2017. Morris inspiring story was made into the film ‘The Rookie,’ which won an ESPY for “Sports Film of the Year” in 2002.
Morris will deliver his keynote address “Never Give Up on a Dream” on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 12:30 p.m.
As a fast track minor league player, Morris thought his pitching career was over after arm injuries. Eleven years after his stint in the minors, he was a science teacher and coaching a high school baseball team who made him reconsider his dream of pitching.
He wanted his high school team to aim high and made a bet with the team: if they won the District Championship, he would try out for the majors. The team won, Morris tried out and became a major league pitcher at 35 years old.
Learn more about the 2017 Potato Expo program at www.potato-expo.com.