This cute baseball story features Dan Dailey as Larry "Pop" Cooper, an ex-big leaguer reduced to hawking peanuts in the stands while his nine-year-old son, Christy (Billy Chapin), acts as the team's bat boy. With the club mired in a slump, Pop gives Christy some tips to pass on to the
manager (Lloyd Bridges), and, when the team starts winning, Whacker (Ray Collins), the owner, promotes the kid to the manager's position, not knowing Pop is really behind the resurgence. Although its premise is a little hard to swallow, warm, believable performances make THE KID FROM LEFT FIELD
pleasant fare indeed. The story was remade in 1979 as a far less charming television movie ...