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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Baseball Great
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (February 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061686247
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061686245
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tim Green, for many years a star defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, is a man of many talents. He's the author of such gripping books for adults as the New York Times bestselling The Dark Side of the Game and American Outrage. Tim graduated covaledictorian from Syracuse University and was a first-round draft pick. He later earned his law degree with honors, and he has also worked as an NFL commentator for FOX Sports and NPR.

His first book for young readers, Football Genius, inspired in part by his players and his own kids, became a New York Times bestseller and was followed by Football Hero, Football Champ, The Big Time, and Deep Zone. He drew on his experiences playing and coaching Little League for Rivals and Pinch Hit and two more New York Times bestsellers: Baseball Great and Best of the Best.

Bestselling author Jon Scieszka called Tim Green's Unstoppable, a book about a boy's struggle with cancer that debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, "Absolutely heroic. And something every guy should read."

Tim Green lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York.


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Tim is the NY TIMES BESTSELLING author of fourteen highly successful suspense novels, including soon-to-be-released FALSE CONVICTIONS and national bestseller ABOVE THE LAW, as well the non-fiction New York Times Bestseller, THE DARK SIDE OF THE GAME which was featured on CBS's 60 Minutes. His last five novels have all been national bestsellers hitting the charts between #22 and #30 on the NY Times Bestseller list. While his first five novels used professional football as their backdrop, his most recent works have drawn more on his experiences as a lawyer exploring the themes of ambition and revenge.

Tim is also the author of a memoir entitled A MAN AND HIS MOTHER: AN ADOPTED SON'S SEARCH which was featured in PEOPLE magazine, Entertainment Tonight, and ABC's Prime Time.
His writing career began at Syracuse University where he was a Rossman Scholar for Humanities, a Syracuse Scholar, an NCAA Top Six Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, and co-valedictorian of his class. While studying English Literature, Tim became acquainted with the renowned minimalist Raymond Carver, and had the opportunity to study under the award-winning writer and professor Tobias Wolff.

During his studies, Tim also played football for the Syracuse Orangemen with a career that included a consensus All-American honors as well as his recent induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. In 1986, he was selected in the first round of the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons where he was a star defensive end for eight years. During his NFL career, Green began his thirteen year career as a commentator for National Public Radio, wrote columns for USA Today, and received his law degree with honors at Syracuse University. Because of his accomplishments both Sports Illustrated and the Los Angeles Times have called Tim Green the "Renaissance Man" of sports. After his playing career, Tim spent eleven years as an NFL analyst for FOX Sports and recently hosted FOX's nationally syndicated news magazine, A Current Affair. His other broadcast experiences have included ABC Good Morning America's legal commentator, Court TV's Pros and Cons, host of FOX Sports Net's Emmy nominated show NFL TOTAL ACCESS, and Comedy Central's Battlebots. Recently, Tim hosted the ABC Prime Time reality show, FIND MY FAMILY.
In 2007, Tim wrote FOOTBALL GENIUS, his first novel for young readers, and an instant NY Times Bestseller. The success and enjoyment of working with his own kids on the project resulted in FOOTBALL HERO, which was released in 2008. In both novels, Tim models the main characters after his own children, submerging them into a suspenseful world that blends adolescent life and sports with the visceral realm of the NFL. FOOTBALL HERO was selected as a Junior Library Guild choice and a GMA summer page turner for young adults. Most recently he released BASEBALL GREAT, another NY Times Bestseller, as well as FOOTBALL CHAMP. Tim's newest young reader novel, RIVALS, will be released in stores in March 2010.
Tim lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York. More information about Tim can be found at his Web site www.timgreenbooks.com.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover
i really love this book and am looking forward to the next book i also really loved the first two baseball great books
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By yay on August 16, 2011
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this book is so awesome but i think personnely rivals is better and they better come out with number 4 please please please tim green you rule
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R.melvin on January 19, 2014
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As a kid who plays little league baseball, it's awesome to read stories about and the way Mr.Green describes everything going on, on the diamond, it's just like I'm there. And this is my favorite book series right now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennings Jennings Jennings on April 13, 2014
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Another superb book in the captivating Baseball Great novels by Tim Green. This book gave the series new and refreshing moments.
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By nuke on May 12, 2014
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Best book i ever read it interested me so much it was trully amazing i read it in 3 days
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By Tom Overby on April 18, 2014
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Good book, but when he went up to bat it just said he hit home run after home run. It seemed like he never got bad hit which is unrealistic. The other parts of the story were really good.
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By william welch on January 16, 2014
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This is an amazing book. I love this book so much it is my favorite book of all time. :)
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By J.Robinette on January 13, 2014
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This book is amazing it has such a good story line. It starts out dull but if you keep reading you'll get sucked in. Definitely recommend it if you like baseball and enjoy a good story.
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