Jim Morris

Athlete, Author, Teacher and Inspiration for the Movie, The Rookie.

Jim is a top inspirational keynote speaker, author, and athlete. His Cinderella story serves as testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. His meteoric rise from 35-year old high school teacher to flame-throwing major league pitcher in three months made cinematic history with the release of The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid. Jim’s rise from obscurity became the feel-good story of 1999. After pitching for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1999 and 2000, Jim Morris signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and retired from baseball in 2001.

  • Jim Morris`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jim Morris`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Texas, USA

  • Jim Morris`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jim Morris`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Texas, USA

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Dream Makers

“Never give up on your dreams.”-Jim “The Rookie” Morris Jim shares his memoirs, documented in the movie, “The Rookie” and about those dream makers who helped to shape his life.  He incorporates each client’s request and event ...

“Never give up on your dreams.”-Jim “The Rookie” Morris

Jim shares his memoirs, documented in the movie, “The Rookie” and about those dream makers who helped to shape his life.  He incorporates each client’s request and event theme while sharing the life lessons passed down to him by his grandfather and the lessons he learned from a small-town baseball team who helped him pursue his long-time dream of becoming a major league baseball player.  Through Jim’s self-deprecating humor and his ability to take the audience on an emotional ride, everyone is inspired as he shares his journey of failures and successes while chasing his dreams and overcoming life’s obstacles.

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Finding a Mentor and Becoming a Leader

“Become the mentor you would want others to be for yourself.” -Jim “The Rookie” Morris Using his life experiences and good humor, Jim shares his own story of failures while surrounding himself with the ...

“Become the mentor you would want others to be for yourself.”

-Jim “The Rookie” Morris

Using his life experiences and good humor, Jim shares his own story of failures while surrounding himself with the wrong influences and successes, while surrounded by key people who helped him believe in himself and who pushed him to become the man he is today.  Through these examples, Jim encourages the audience to surround themselves with mentors who bring out their best and, in turn, create an opportunity for success.

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Remember Who You Are

“Remember who you are and whose you are.”-Jim “The Rookie” Morris Jim shares the importance of integrity and being authentic to who you are in all circumstances, when others are watching and when they are not.  Using his personal story...

“Remember who you are and whose you are.”-Jim “The Rookie” Morris

Jim shares the importance of integrity and being authentic to who you are in all circumstances, when others are watching and when they are not.  Using his personal story as an example, Jim shares the principle of keeping your promises and the value of being a person of your word……That is what makes you who you are.

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About Keynote Speaker Jim Morris

Jim’s Cinderella story serves as testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. His meteoric rise from 35-year old high school teacher to flame-throwing major league pitcher in three months made cinematic history with the release of The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid. Jim’s rise from obscurity became the feel-good story of 1999. After pitching for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1999 and 2000, Jim Morris signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and retired from baseball in 2001.

Jim lives with his family near San Antonio and travels the world as America’s foremost inspirational and motivational speaker. His story has become an inspiration to anyone interested in overcoming life’s obstacles and living their dreams. Jim has participated in such prestigious events as The Million Dollar Round Table, numerous speaker showcases, and is the author of “The Rookie.”

Jim’s story has provided a platform to give back, inspire and encourage people of all backgrounds and ages to pursue their dreams and never give up! His philanthropic efforts include partnerships with the following organizations:

  • Nissan North America
  • B2W Software
  • Jubilant Draximage
  • Kansas Farm Bureau
  • BP Global Suppliers
  • Texas Fire Chiefs Association
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • Uline
  • WorldPay
  • Grace Fellowship Church
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists
  • EACS Education Foundation
  • HealthTech S3

Testimonials

The 2006 Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Annual Meeting is over, yet because of you, its greatness will not be forgotten…We greatly appreciate the time and effort you extended for your participation as a speaker. Thank you for your outstanding performance and for helping make this Annual Meeting such a success.

Million Dollar Round Table

 

Thanks so much for coming to Cooperstown. It was a special weekend.

Baseball Hall of Fame

 

Jim was phenomenal. He really connected with the attendees and made their day. So many of them walked up to him to share their personal stories and offer encouragement. It was an awesome experience!

Cendant Mortgage

 

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