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Approaching Twi-Night by [Apple, M]
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Editorial Reviews


"It's been some time since I sat and watched a baseball game, and longer still since I played, but despite that, the story of this pitcher and his teammates totally drew me in; it was just so compelling and real..." - Readers' Favorite
"This is baseball as personal quest, without an emphasis on glamour or personal wealth." - IndieReader
"Approaching Twi-Night is literary fiction at its best...Apple is an elegant and understated writer, and Approaching Twi-Night isn't just a fine literary baseball novel, it's a lyrically rich novel about life, work, and family by a writer in command of his craft." - Self-Publishing Review
"...effectively conveys not only the mechanics of play, but also the psychology of pitching..An overall solid effort; readers will find that it's worth sticking around for the last pitch." - Kirkus Reviews

"Approaching Twi-Night really touched home, brought back so many great memories of my own experience as an owner and manager in minor league baseball. Most major league players will definitely be able to relate, from cramped bus rides to not having a lot of meal money, but just enjoying the game of baseball." - Ben Bernard, President & General Manager, Glens Falls Dragons (PGCBL), Former manager, Glens Falls White Sox and Albany-Colonie Yankees

About the Author

Originally from Troy, New York, M. Thomas Apple spent part of his childhood in Berne in the Helderberg Escarpment of Albany Country and his teenage years in Warrensburg in the Adirondacks. He studied languages and literature as an undergraduate student at Bard College and later creative writing at the University of Notre Dame du Lac. After further studies at Temple University, he now teaches global issues and English as a second language at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. He lives in a house co-designed with his wife and partially decorated by his two daughters, nestled in the foothills of the mountains and surrounded by lots and lots of Japanese cedar and cicada.
A non-fiction book of essays ("Taking Leave: An American on paternity leave in Japan") is due to be published in late 2015, followed by a collection of his short fiction and poetry ("Notes from the Nineties") in early 2016. He is currently working on several academic-related book chapters, an edited non-fiction volume about language motivation, a science fiction/fantasy series, and a baseball book based in Japan. He needs coffee.

Product Details

  • File Size: 739 KB
  • Print Length: 230 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 4905426669
  • Publisher: Kinoshita Kajitsu Press; 1 edition (February 11, 2015)
  • Publication Date: February 11, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TI3WVJ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,350,243 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
Approaching Twi-Night is a baseball book for a baseball man. As a former player and coach and I loved the back and forth banter between players throughout the story. The story follows Ditch. An old man, playing a young man's game in the minor leagues. He's not sure whether he's washed up and wants to become a reporter or a baseball lifer trying to make it back to the big leagues. It's a fun read for any baseball fan.
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A very good and fast paced read, on Class A Baseball, about the life, the traveling, the trials, the camaraderie, the pranks, the games of the players, and a pitcher who is a career minor leaguer that has been optioned to Gladden Fords, NY, his hometown. The book hits home the atmosphere of small town ball, the locals, and best of all, the sights, the sounds and smells of the ballparks.
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This is a well written book but the plot is thin, and there isn't much to get excited about. It reads more like a memoir than a novel. It is strictly a baseball fan's book about a struggle to be a professional baseball player in the lower depths of the minor leagues. The problem is the subject has been done several times before, and it is a predictable story.
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