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Sports Fiction Authors

A group dedicated to those who enjoy reading and writing in the sports-fiction genre.

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Latest Activity: May 24, 2016

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Some great football books

Started by Linton Robinson Feb 11, 2008.

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Comment by James Ross on December 6, 2012 at 7:41pm

A story with INNOCENCE (special needs teens) - GREED (an unethical lawyer) - CORRUPTION (a dishonest court) and SEX (Internet dating) as well as a few laughs and several surprises.

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Comment by Ralph L. McNeal, Sr. on July 15, 2012 at 11:19am

"The Knuckleballer" Now;  "The Last Knuckleballer." (Title Change)

The main character in the work is a master craftsman of the "true" knuckleball pitch.  The original true knuckleballer (knuckles down) pitched for the Redsox in 1908 and was known as "Knuckles."  Overtime ohers begun to figure out that the same flitting effect could be achieved, and with greater control by simply clamping down on the rawhide with one's fingernails.  The actual use of the knuckles in pushing and flipping the ball plateward has essentially been out of style for over ninety years.

However, the effect of a "true knuckleballer" has  more of an arsenal in the two, three and four knuckleball together with the normal pitches" curve, screwball, fastball, slider, change up and fork ball.  However, sometimes the catcher has a problem in catching and the umpire in calling the balls and strikes.  But as Warren Spahn once said: "Hitting is timing.  Pitching is upsetting timing."  Especially, if those pitches are mastered and thrown  overhand, 3/4, sidearm and submarine, and  depending on the position of the batter at the plate.

Comment by Ralph L. McNeal, Sr. on February 15, 2011 at 11:51pm
Just finished the first two chapters of "The Knuckleballer."  Would like someone to take a look.
Comment by JM Smith on January 14, 2010 at 2:56pm
Hi everyone

My new book is a sports romance(hockey to be exact). Any tips?

http://jackiemsmith.weebly.com/
Comment by Ralph L. McNeal, Sr. on January 8, 2009 at 1:20am
Hey!
I made money as a semi-pro, college scholarship, regimental and second army teams. Barnstorming with some of the greats. Interviewed by the sportswriter for the Las Vegas paper in April 2006, Ron Kantowski (maybe still on the internet "Knuckleballer") Plan to do a book "The Knuckleballer" in the fall for release about Xmas time. It's not a "how to," but a "reality/fiction" using my trials and tribulations, It's a story about Jason Roberts, a man who grew up throwing the "knuckler." His trials and tribulations of getting into the big leagues. His heartbreaks in being told you can't do it! The pitch won't work, no sense in trying it! The biggies will never like it, throw it a different way! They'll knock it out of the ball park! Negotiating his contracts and endorsements. Winning the big ones. Winning his last game of the world series in relief at Yankee Stadium. His retirement and finally: His induction into the "Hall of Fame."
 

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