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Pinch Hit Hardcover – March 20, 2012
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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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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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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.Read more ›
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The book makes you have to keep reading because it is so suspenseful. Tim Green is a great author for kids like myself.Published 15 months ago by Sarah
Very good book. The story seems to move faster towards the end. But never a boring part.Published 17 months ago by Alex Scovill
This was an outstanding book. I absolutely loved it. You got the point of view from Sam who was living a Hollywood actors life which was much different from his usual life and you... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Hatekittys101
It is one of the best books that I have read in my whole whole whole whole life. And Tim Green is a awesome authorPublished on February 12, 2014 by Dwayne Wade
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