Actor Andy Garcia shares a special sporting bond with MICKEY ROURKE - THE WRESTLER star taught him to play baseball. Garcia was an accomplished player growing up in Miami, Florida, and was almost good enough to turn professional - and he insists Rourke deserves all the credit.
The Ocean's Eleven star explains, "I've known Mickey Rourke for 40 years. He was my baseball coach.
"He was only four years older than me, but the high school kids coached the junior school kids, and he was a good baseball player.
"He was so great in that movie (The Wrestler) and when I saw him recently, I told him he looked just like that (his Wrestler look) the first time I met him. He had those hipster jeans that were fashionable at the time, and showed off the crack of his a**."