Growing up in Texas, his school didn't have a baseball team. Morris played on the high school football team and won the state championship. However, he never game up his dream to play baseball. Even after attempts to make the big leagues failed and he returned to Texas to teach and coach high school teams, he tried once more. His success story was portrayed by Dennis Quaid in "The Rookie." Regarding the film, Morris said, "I do want them to walk away asking themselves, 'Well, if I get a second opportunity at something, I should walk through that door.'"
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