Perhaps more than anyone, Jim Morris knows what Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher will experience in the coming weeks.
Like Oher and the soon-to-be-released movie, “The Blind Side,” Morris’ life story was made into a major motion picture in 2002.
But Morris was retired from Major League Baseball for more than a year when “The Rookie,” starring Dennis Quaid, was released.
Not even “The Rookie” was a rookie when his life was immortalized on film – demonstrating Oher’s unique situation. The 23-year-old is believed to be the first rookie in professional North American sports to have a major-studio movie made about his life.