Jack Cropper (Movie Review)
Jack Cropper has the type of fastball that leaves Major League scouts jaw-dropped. At showcase events last summer, Norwood High’s (Mass.) senior lit up radar guns at showcase events – reaching speeds as high as 98 miles per hour during bullpen sessions!
Northeastern University commit and two-way prospect, Darrell is an outstanding two-way player. On defense, his fluid feet and soft hands allow for clean fielding of passes.
Early Life and Education
Jack Cropper was born and educated in Laurel, Delaware before attending local schools. As well as being involved with Rotary, Lions Club, American Legion and Moose Lodge activities in Laurel he served his nation by joining the National Guard before working overseas at Loran C (radar) stations.
After leaving Stax Records, Booker T and MG’s became one of Stax Records’ primary instrumental quartets and helped shape minimalist funk into what would later be known as soul music. Together with drummer Duck Dunn, Booker co-wrote many timeless soul classics.
The Cropper family were committed Quakers who provided financial support for Thomas Clarkson’s antislavery tour across Britain in 1824. They sent pamphlets to William Wilberforce and contributed regularly to Genius of Universal Emancipation. John Cropper eventually went on to edit Freedom’s Journal (1827-93) while remaining an active supporter of Derby abolitionists.
Jack Cropper has over three decades of professional experience across various industries. His diverse resume features work as a musician, producer, and recording engineer; performing and recording with such legendary musicians as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, The Platters Ace Cannon and Martha Reeves among many others.
He has collaborated with numerous Memphis and Beale Street artists such as Joyce Cobb, Don McMinn and Rufus Thomas; in addition to appearing on multiple TV and movie soundtracks.
Cropper stands out as an amazing talent from Norwood High (MA). He possesses a rare combination of skill sets that is sure to leave MLB scouts speechless; throwing mid-90s fastball and possessing above-average starting potential at higher levels, his delivery is quick and repeatable.
Achievement and Honors
Cropper is on track to rank in the top 10 of several categories this season, such as receptions per game, receiving touchdowns and yards received. He already sits second among Mountain West receivers for receiving touchdowns.
He ranks among the leaders for receiving yards for Georgia Bulldogs this season and participated in 12 out of 54 chunk plays this year, earning himself selection to Athlon Sports preseason All-American team.
Cropper never lost track of where he came from or his goals despite his success, remaining committed to his community while working tirelessly towards realizing them. He believed anyone could achieve their dreams if they remained persistent and never gave up; serving as a true inspiration and role model.
He was a fan of country music before it became fashionable, an accomplished golfer and animal advocate donating time and skills for animal massage therapy at Caring Canines.
He worked as both a session musician and producer, producing albums for artists like California funk collective Tower of Power, rockers Poco, and folk singer John Prine.
He was an integral member of Stax Records. Co-writing the hit song “Knock on Wood” with Wilson Pickett, writing classic tunes “In the Midnight Hour” with Guy Sebastian and “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” for Otis Redding were among his many accomplishments at this label. Additionally he served as session guitarist for fellow Stax alumni including Sam Moore and Eddie Floyd and touring musician for Blues Brothers as a touring musician.
Tracy bets against Bev Unwin (Susie Blake), so Tracy spikes Roy’s drink at his wedding reception, leading to him falling ill and hospitalisation. On returning home he discovers Hayley is pregnant with his child and wants him to marry her; Tracy decides against this plan, so the Croppers offer to buy it back from Hayley; eventually Hayley reveals she was not her birthmother and wishes to give the child back – in return they agree to buy back her baby and register its birth. Hayley later reveals she wasn’t her birth mother and she wants give back custody of her child back.
Hayley chooses suicide despite being supported by her family and is found with a lethal drug mixture that she takes herself, leading her to her demise. The news brings great sorrow for Fiz and Carla; their relationship with Roy further compounding this strain; Roy feels betrayed and devastated at having let Hayley down in life.