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Pinch Hit Hardcover – March 20, 2012

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Green goes Hollywood-literally (School Library Journal)

Exciting and humorous. Many young readers will enjoy thislighthearted and fast-moving modern take on a familiar plot device, including fans of Green’s other sports novels. (Booklist)

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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 730L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (March 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062012460
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062012463
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,065,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The "pinch hitter" is a stand-in, or a substitute, for the regularly scheduled hitter in baseball. When the pinch hitter is an identical twin, does anybody care? Does it matter which twin is at the plate swinging the bat? It matters to the twins. The magic, mystery and fun of the twins phenomenon is the heart and soul of Tim Green's new novel, PINCH HIT. What's fascinating about the twins' saga is that even though both boys were separated at birth and haven't seen each other for 13 years, they share the same dream: to play baseball in the big leagues someday.
The first time Trevor and Sam meet and shake hands, Trevor is overwhelmed by a strange sensation he can't explain. He is convinced someone is playing tricks with his mind. He thinks he is looking into a mirror and can't let go of the guy's hand. Something tells him that everything about his life, and possibly the life of the boy standing opposite him, is about to change in a big way.

Only in Hollywood, where Trevor is a teenage film star, could such a charming and believable story about reuniting twins be cast. The movie-making world is the perfect setting for the situation where Trevor's long-lost identical twin brother is chosen as his stand-in. The stand-in takes the star's place while the crew sets up the shot for the film. When Sam wanders into central casting looking for part-time work, he's immediately snatched up as a stand-in for his identical twin, but no one knows at first that the boys are related.

Of course, there is a good reason why Sam is on a movie lot looking for work and why Trevor is running bases with the Los Angeles Dodgers as his 13th birthday present. But when the boys figure out how easy it is to "pinch hit" for each other, unsuspecting adults and friends are befuddled and worried.
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tim green is amazing the best sports author of our time he hits a homerun and doesnt let you drop the book until the final pages TIM GREEN if your reading this im your #1 fan make more books like this and please make more baseball greats or football genius
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By c908 on September 13, 2012
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awesome book recomended byme. the ten bucks to buy this book was totally worth it. it was a book that left me hanging off the edge of my chair.
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Great! This will work well with our school. It will meet the needs of our students and faculty as required.
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Cool but crazy I mean people trading lives' crazy. However, this book you just will not want to put down.
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This is a great book. I loved reading it and I look forward to reading more by Tim Green. So worth it.
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This is a great book about how two kids(one is a famous actor and one great at baseball)switch life's for about a week. This is a book that I recommend for people who like mystery and problem solving. Also for baseball players. Sam is just a regular kid who is just amazing at baseball and Trevor is a perfect actor who is rich and good at baseball but loves the sport.hdbdbwuuyeyuwowkbdvvxgyzjsjbevdghzuskajbe!!!!!!! I do it for the lol's!!!!
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My Grandson loves baseball so I hoped he'd love this book.
He did! It was a Grand Slam for Grandma
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