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Casey's Last at Bat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
'Casey at the Bat' is a classic poem, yet in 118 years we have never read the opposing team's story. 'Casey's Last at Bat' finds the Joyville team having to rely on an old veteran pitcher in his last game. With skill and guile, Jack MacGraw stands at the edge of victory. But he must face his old nemesis, Casey, who stands in the way of him ending his career as a champion. .
Born Into Baseball: Laughter and Heartbreak at the Edge of The Show
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,650. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Jim Campanis, Jr. shares his unique perspective on baseball in this collection of stories about his childhood as part of the Dodgers' inner circle; his career as an All American at USC and minor leaguer; and being part of a baseball family whose history dates back to the days of Jackie Robinson. Campanis is funny, insightful, and refreshingly honest about both his triumphs and failures.
Alive on Opening Day
Price: Free! Words: 44,320. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Dan Hodges was on the verge of the life he'd always wanted: a beautiful girlfriend, high school graduation just ahead, and a promising baseball career. Then, in one ill-fated moment, it all vanished. Dan clawed his way back over the course of a grueling year but, just when he was ready to reclaim his world, darkness descended again. Can he emerge one more time ... Alive on Opening Day?
The Witiko’s Necklace and Other Fabrications
Price: Free! Words: 62,940. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
A collection of thirty short works of fiction by Brian Reynolds (Mouse, self-published at Smashwords, 2015) with a variety of themes and tones. All of them attempt to focus on character and the human condition. Many are located in the Canadian north, but others find their inspiration in the American Midwest and Toronto. Many have Indigenous content. All of them seek to be “literary” in style.
Rum & Coke
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,590. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Imagine being kidnapped in a forbidden country whose language you don’t speak – and there’s no way home. When a strait-laced American TV reporter is sent on assignment to Cuba, he is determined to keep out of trouble. But everything changes when he crosses paths with a beautiful and dangerous Cuban chica who calls herself Calypso. Rum & Coke is an exciting thriller and THE novel of modern Cuba.
The Rovers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,020. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
During the Roaring Twenties anything was possible for those who dreamed big and were willing to risk it all. This is the story of two men who traveled different paths, yet whose fates were inextricably entwined. Theirs is a tale of love and lust, truth and deception, history and fantasy, damnation and redemption—and Baseball.
One Pitch Away: The Players' Stories of the 1986 LCS and World Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,280. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Award-winning author Mike Sowell's provides thoughtful and intimate profiles of all the key participants to recount the drama of the1986 American and National League Championship and World Series. The result is top-notch baseball history with a very human touch of what many consider the greatest post season in the annals of baseball.
One Summer Season: A Young Man's Brutal Baptism Into Love And Baseball
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,130. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
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R.W. Clay has the world on a string, the hometown hero who can hit the baseball a country mile. No one stays young forever. He steps into an adult world that doesn't care about hometown heroes or high school stardom. Coaches try to change him, an opposing pitcher known as Muy Mal Hombre tries to hurt him, and women want him for different reasons. Hero? Nah, just a young man meeting life head-on.
Tony C: The Triumph and Tragedy of Tony Conigliaro
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Boston sportswriter David Cataneo's definitive biography of the brilliant Boston star, covering his life from local boy star, to record-breaking AL slugger, to near death from a bean ball, to comebacks, more failure, then a tragic, early death. Tony C's turbulent relationship with the Red Sox is covered, as is his playboy adventures, ventures into pop singing, pro karate, and pitching.
Levittown
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,650. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
A story of a young nonconformist growing up in America’s second planned housing community, Levittown portrays life in the late 1970s with a sardonic eye trained on the country’s time-honored traditions and questionable preoccupations. Set against a backdrop of classic rock, NASCAR and elementary school life, Levittown is the tale of a young boy named Michael trying to find himself.