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Me, Johnny, and The Babe by Mark Wirtshafter
Price: Free! Words: 68,570. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 4 reviews)
This is the story of two 12-year-old best friends growing up on the mean streets of Philadelphia. It chronicles their friendship and tells the remarkable, untold true story of how Babe Ruth came to their local parish to play in one incredible baseball game. That September day in 1923 would forever change the lives of these two friends.
The Rookie (Flash Fiction) by Kirkus MacGowan
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Inspirational(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Every game played with your child has the potential to become a lifelong memory. The Rookie is a flash fiction piece (just over 500 words) based on a childhood memory.
Linehan Saves by Bryan Murphy
Series: Sean Linehan, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Sports(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The year is 2020. China has sentenced corrupt soccer players and officials to death in a crackdown. The world body sends Seán Linehan to save them. As usual, Linehan has his own agenda: no girls, art or money this time. He wants to be good. But China strews his path with temptations. Dark Future, good reading.
More Than 44 by Phil Wohl
Series: High School · Work · Sports. Price: Free! Words: 31,350. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Sports(5.00 from 1 review)
High school sports hero feels the pull from his home town and leaves a successful career to give back to the people that gave him so much. Old friends are reunited and new relationships are forged in this coming-of-age novel.
The Sport by Francis W. Porretto
Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Sports(5.00 from 1 review)
Fireballing pitcher Conrad Bearing seemed to have come from nowhere. A rookie free-agent at 37, he was almost unhittable, mowing down the American League's best hitters as if they were scarecrows propped at the plate. But he was more publicity-averse and reporter-shy than Greta Garbo at her worst. One reporter was determined to crack Bearing's mystery, whatever it might take.
Punchdrunk by Bill Lowenburg
Price: Free! Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports(5.00 from 1 review)
Ex-welterweight contender Johnny Mullane can hook off the jab with either hand and recite Shakespeare while backpedaling from an opponent. But he can’t stop drinking. Facing a hungry Mexican slugger half his age, Mullane begins his comeback. Recalling the teachings of his venerable departed trainer, Mullane discovers new meaning in his life.
Breakaway by Catherine Gayle
Series: Portland Storm, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 90,750. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Sports(5.00 from 1 review)
The first book in USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle's Portland Storm hockey romance series. Storm captain Eric Zellinger's career is on the line when his best friend's kid sister arrives asking for impossible help he's powerless to refuse.
The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
Price: Free! Words: 82,690. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian(4.69 from 13 reviews)
Neil Josten knows signing with the Palmetto State Foxes is a fatal mistake. After eight years on the run he ought to have better survival instincts, but one of his new teammates is a friend from his old life. Neil left him once; he can't walk away a second time. The longer he stays the faster his past catches up with him, but maybe Neil's finally found someone and something worth fighting for.
Pitcher by Russ Durbin
Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(4.50 from 2 reviews)
William Hickok Farrell stood on the top step of the dugout and surveyed the meticulously curried infield. In moments, Will would pitch the most important game of his Major League career--game one of the World Series. From the moment he could hold a ball, Big Bill, his dad and coach, had pushed him to the be the best. Now, he was about to achieve his lifelong dream. Dad would be watching.
The Last Cup: Hockey, Life, Lord Stanley and the Toronto Maple Leafs by Larry Swatuk
You set the price! Words: 84,440. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Jack is 80 years old. He’s just suffered a heart-attack while playing shinny down at the local arena. Jack’s wife, Mary, is on a Middle East peace mission and cannot be reached. Jack’s nephews Logan and Andrew play for the Toronto Maple Leafs who are in the finals for the first time in 70 years. Will Jack survive? Will Mary bring peace to the Middle East? Will the Leafs win the Stanley Cup?
Linehan's Trip by Bryan Murphy
Series: Sean Linehan, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Sports(4.17 from 6 reviews)
The year is 2019. Sean Linehan, an international sports executive, arrives in Padania to vet the newly independent nation’s bid to join the world football community. As usual, Linehan has his own agenda: girls, art and money. He finds a ready supply, but how will he react when Padania reveals some of its dark secrets?
Cool As A Cucumber by Russ Durbin
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.00 from 1 review)
"He's as cool as a cucumber." It fit. Kenneth Cary Coulson was as calm and self-possessed as any rookie pitcher that I had ever seen. With the playoffs on the line, Cucumber was called to pitch. With his dad and his girl friend watching, Coulson calmly reared back and threw two blazing fast balls. What happened next shocked everyone, including me in the press box.
Light Tower Power by Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
In this short adapted from the novel The Mighty Roman, Roman Meister, a gargantuan former minor-league home run champ and manager of the sub-minor-league San Carlos Coyotes, takes his mighty bat THOR in hand to put on a show for his eighteen-year-old charges.
The Fly Caster Who Tried To Make Peace With the World by Randy Kadish
Price: Free! Words: 83,860. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Sports(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Making peace with the world, sooner or later most of us have to. But how? Ian Mac Bride's way begins in 1909 when he watches a fly-casting tournament and dreams of becoming a great fly caster. But soon Ian experiences personal tragedy, and then is appalled by the slaughter of World War I. Torn by grief, Ian loses faith in the world - until, almost by accident, he finds a way to come to terms.
The Thin Line - The Short Story Of A Runner by E.A. Schmidt
Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological(3.00 from 1 review)
A runner pushes himself to edge of his own limits in the pursuit of the "thin line" of perfection. However, he ends up discovering there is also a thin line between sanity and success.
The Punt by Mike Bozart
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Sports(2.00 from 2 reviews)
The author (Agent 33) and his teenage son (Agent 66) are passing an American football in their back yard on a fall day in east Charlotte (USA). When dad kicks the ball - errantly - an aerial dilemma ensues. A possible remedy crashes out. Approx. 1500 words. If this tale were a movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13 (foul language). Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries.
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