Million Dollar Arm - J. B. Bernstein

Million Dollar Arm

By J. B. Bernstein

  • Release Date: 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Baseball
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 64 Ratings)


From the farmlands of India to the fields of major league baseball, this fascinating memoir tells the story of a man who forever changed the lives of two talented young men through a pitching contest in India. The official tie-in book to Disney’s major motion picture, starring Jon Hamm.


India is a country with more than one billion people, a fanatical national cricket obsession, and exactly zero talent scouts. There, superstar sports agent J. B. Bernstein knew that he could find the Yao Ming of baseball— someone with a strong arm and enough raw talent to pitch in the major leagues. Almost no one in India is familiar with the game, but Bernstein had heard enough coaches swear that if you gave them a guy who throws a hundred miles an hour, they could teach him how to pitch. So in 2007, Bernstein flew to Mumbai with a radar gun and a plan to find his diamond in the rough. His idea was The Million Dollar Arm, a reality television competition with a huge cash prize and a chance to become the first native of India to sign a contract with an American major-league team.

The result is a humorous and inspiring story about three guys transformed: Bernstein, the consummate bachelor and shrewd businessman, and Dinesh and Rinku, the two young men from small farming villages whom he brought home to California. Million Dollar Arm is a timeless reflection on baseball and the American dream, as well as a tale of victory over incredible odds. But, above all, it’s about the limitless possibilities inside every one of us.


  • Million Dollar Arm

    By Gammer Babe
    Highly recommend reading this book. Found it hard to put down.
  • Million Dollar Arm

    By Zzzzzzzzzxx zxxxxxxx zz
    Great book, but was the movie based on the book, or the book based on the movie?
  • Must Read!

    By masaigal
    Inspiring!! Very well written, and easy read. Can't wait to watch the movie.
  • Million Dollar Arm

    By srdaz
    An enjoyable read from start to finish. Hard to believe two young men could actually be plucked from there Indian homes yet in the end become Major League pitchers. They were exposed to whole new life and environment, LA, survived and conquered so many obstacles.
  • Wonderful

    By ForrestWalker
    The movie should be wonderful also! Baseball should be a worldwide sport, so I hope MDA brings it to India!