Play Ball!

by Ernest Bywater

Copyright© 2016 by Ernest Bywater

Action/Adventure Story: Due to family matters a teen boy moves to the USA, where he learns to play, and like playing, baseball. He works hard and enjoys his baseball. To him it's a fun sport, but he can't resist when they offering him good money to play professional baseball. However, there's one problem, few paid ball players are true professionals. He must choose between playing in a situation he doesn't like, or walking away from good money, and playing where he likes to play for the fun. 76,000 words

Tags: Workplace   Rags to Riches   Sports   Baseball  


Do what you do do well
Do what you do do well boy
Do what you do do well
Give your love and all of your heart
And do what you do do well

Ned Miller, 1965

Cover Art

The images are BaseballStadium.jpg by Bspanberg and Baseball.png by Tage Olsin are used with their permission under Creative Commons Attribution. Trimming, manipulation, and adding of text is by Ernest Bywater. All rights to the cover image are reserved by the copyright owners.

8 January 2017 Edition

The titles I use are: a chapter, a sub-chapter, and a section.

Table of Contents

The Job Offer
The Move
New Life

Until School Starts

High School
Mo’s First Baseball Teams
The Rest of High School

Family Life
Louisville Life
University Life
College Baseball

Draft and Discussions
Life in the Minors
Tough Plays
Extra Duty

Called Up
Playing in the Major Leagues

New Club
Meet the Press
What Team?

Housing Helper
Between Seasons

Spring Training
Second Season
Tough Cookie
Management Meeting

Mo’s Meetings
Dealership Days

Third Season
A Day Off
Pool Talk
Fourth Season
Contract Concerns
New Contract
First Game Back


The titles I use are: a chapter, a sub-chapter, and a section.

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