The Cinderella story of Jim Morris 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 3 months serves as an inspiration to all, and makes him an excellent motivational speaker.
Joe Torre ranks fifth in all-time managerial wins, with 2,326. The Associated Press named him Manager of the Year in 1982 and 1998. In 1996 and 1998, the Baseball Writers Association of America named him American League Manager of the Year and, in 1996, The Sporting News named him Sportsman of the Year. He won ESPN’s ESPY Award for Best Manager/Coach of the Year in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2001.