Playing the Baseball Card

Playing the Baseball Card

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by Wilson James
     
 

You are almost 14 years old. Your mother died six years ago, and you help look after your younger brother while you father works.

Your father is a pitcher for a minor league baseball team, and he is trying to make it into the major leagues. Just when it seems that things are looking better, tragedy strikes again. Now, it’s all up to you. You have your

Overview

You are almost 14 years old. Your mother died six years ago, and you help look after your younger brother while you father works.

Your father is a pitcher for a minor league baseball team, and he is trying to make it into the major leagues. Just when it seems that things are looking better, tragedy strikes again. Now, it’s all up to you. You have your own dreams, and you desperately care about your small family. Will you be able to make it work? Just how much is a young teenage kid capable of doing, anyway?

PLAYING THE BASEBALL CARD is the story of Devin Robinson, the kid who dreams of pitching for the San Francisco Giants. Find out how Devin and his younger brother, Jordan, made it though their early years, and how Devin tries to make his mark in a world of adults. Find out how Devin's fierce determination to protect his remaining little family of two leads to adventure and achievement that he never thought possible. Find out how Devin plays the Baseball Card.

This is a story for baseball fans and anyone else who wants to read about personal courage and determination. This book has been reviewed at a major online retailer as “Very Inspiring” and “A Great Book.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000802069
Publisher:
Wilson James
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
193 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Wilson James was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and currently lives on the coast in northern California. He has worked in, on, and around the water, and loves to travel. He claims to be a sailor in addition to identifying himself as an author of adult and young adult fiction. The stories of Wilson James mostly target Young Adults, and describe adventures about family, loyalty, honor, tenacity and courage with various backdrops including sailing, aquatics, downhill skiing, international competition, and success at young ages, set in Europe and North America. As Wilson says, his books are about empowering youth. “If my stories help young people, by giving examples of kids persevering in difficult situations, then I will be very satisfied. If my stories help young people overcome their own challenges, and perhaps find some inspiration, then I will be happy. If my stories help young people find the tenacity and courage to succeed in their own lives, then I will be very pleased. If my stories help achieve some better understanding among friends and families, then I will consider myself fulfilled.” Wilson describes the ultimate reward for writing. “If even one young person finds some example in one of my books that he or she can use in their own life, then I will consider that every moment I spent writing those books was the best possible way to spend that time.” His YA fiction book A FAMILY LEGACY: THE WATSON WORKS made it into the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Another of his titles, PLAYING THE BASEBALL CARD, has been reviewed as a "Great Book" and "Very Inspiring" and "In my 53 years of living this may be one of the most emotional books I personally have read", and for more than a year maintained an overall sales rank well into the top 1% at Barnes and Noble as the top fiction 'Baseball' book. He has a number of titles available in print and as multi-format eBooks at Smashwords and other major eBook retailers. One of his books, SONS and BROTHERS in SEATTLE, made it to the top of the Best Sellers list for Adult Drama fiction. He is also proud to say that two of his titles have made it to the top of the YA Best Seller lists at Smashwords. One of those titles, ROBERT's RIDE, made it to #1 only 6 weeks after being published. The other top title, SONS and BROTHERS in SEATTLE, sat in the #1 spot for two weeks before being pushed back into the number two spot by ROBERT’S RIDE. To contact Wilson directly, email wil.james (at) live.com For details of all his titles, including where to find his books, and occasional promotional e-coupons for his eBooks, and information on works in progress, visit his blog, at http://wilsonjamesauthor.blogspot.com/

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Playing the Baseball Card 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
bridget96 More than 1 year ago
This book was very inspiring it tells you that you can do anything you want even if you are just a kid. I really like thid book :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not believeable that two kids live alone with no adult and one gets asked to be on a major league team but other than that it is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Around 200 pages. Just wish the characters were old enough to be a tiny bit believable. Ignore that and it's an ok read, especially for free. **
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. There are a few minor editing issues, but overall a great book
Andres Alfonso More than 1 year ago
Ioved it. You will not regret getting this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love that Devon makes his dream of pitching for the San Fransisco Giants. This was a great book. I would recomend this book to people who like baseball and the San Fransisco Giants.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read it before
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book may not be plausible, but it is well written and paced. It baffled me at times, but the rest of the time ot was easy to comprehend. Loved It!
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Honestly it was a really touching and great book, wish there was more to read
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