Best of the Best by Tim Green
A Baseball Great Novel (Baseball Great Novels)

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Josh is still flying high from his team's tournament win at Coopers­town when his parents start talking about a divorce. Now his dad is challenging him to play the best of the best at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. But does he just want to get Josh out of the way? Two things are sure: His father's new girlfriend, Diane, is looking to change things, and Josh is determined to get her and her terrible son out of his life.

With the help of Benji and Jaden, Josh races to get the facts that can keep his family together—but it's ever harder to concentrate on the game and make the winning plays that will lead his team to victory.

In his compelling style, Tim Green delivers great sports action and more—a fast-paced adventure about friendship, the power of becoming a team, and finding a way to get what you need when you can't have what you want.


About Tim Green

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Tim Green played Little League baseball for many years before specializing in football in order to become an NFL player. But his love for baseball lived on, inspiring him to coach his own sons' baseball teams years later. After graduating as covaledictorian from Syracuse University, Tim was a first-round NFL draft pick and played as a star linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons. He then earned his law degree with honors and has also worked as an NFL analyst for FOX Sports and an NFL commentator for NPR as well as cohosting ABC Network's reality show Find My Family. Tim is the author of the New York Times bestseller Football Genius and subsequent football books Football Hero, Football Champ, and Deep Zone as well as the New York Times bestsellers Baseball Great and Best of the Best and another baseball book, Rivals. He lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York. You can visit him online at
Published March 22, 2011 by HarperCollins. 288 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Another episode in the life of 12-year-old baseball phenom Josh LeBlanc, introduced in Baseball Great (2009).

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As Josh's team works its way through the tournament, the friends encounter other problems -- they have to handle an obnoxious teammate and even uncover a scam being worked on his dad.

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But he has an important game to play on the team possibly headed to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and keeping his focus on the game is questionable.

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