From Birth Defect to MLB Dreams: Rickey Hill's Remarkable True Story

By: Family Entourage
SAN DIEGO - Aug. 10, 2023 - PRLog -- From being born with a defect that required braces on his legs, to dreams of playing major league baseball.. the story of Rickey Hill is incredible. An unshakeable hope, and a drive, that beats all odds, his story comes to theatres in The Hill. His dad, played by Dennis Quaid, is a Baptist preacher and hopes Rickey will follow in his footsteps with his sharp mind for scripture… Rickey's faith in his God-given talents is what propels him to overcome what seem to be insurmountable obstacles, and miracle after miracle, will have you on the edge of your seat as this true story unfolds.

We sat down with Rickey Hill and director Jeff Celentano to learn more about Rickey's story, how it was actually Jeff's brother that led him to meeting Hill and the emotional affect this script has on all those who read or watch. Plus, the significance of a cross drawn in the dirt during a ballgame!

Family Entourage: Rickey, your story is beyond amazing. So maybe just start off and set it up for us. Talk a little bit about how you were born and you needed these leg braces, but that did not stop you from pursuing your dreams.

Rickey Hill: Zero through four years old, it was really a big obstacle in my life. I can't tell you how many surgeries, I don't know, but there were several, because I didn't remember any of them really, to be honest with you. And then when it became obvious that when I was five, I started going into braces and then trying to get the legs where they would move out rather than touching one another.

And back then, you didn't have anything. No one could fix it just a deal you couldn't fix. And plus, they were small. They were small, frail. And then as I got a little older, it didn't stop me. I hit rocks all day long anyway. I hit rocks because it was called free. They were free to hit rocks. And so if it didn't cost money, I got to do it, one of those deals. So I just hit a lot of rocks all day long. I mean, I would actually hit rocks sometimes 16 hours a day.

And so it actually, believe it or not, it dealt me a great hand of having an excellent baseball swing because when it come time to get them off, I was just tagging them...

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