The Road To Cooperstown

Author: Tom Stanton
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429981132
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Every true baseball fan dreams of visiting Cooperstown. Some make the trip as boys, when the promise of a spot in the lineup with the Yankees or Red Sox or Tigers glows on the horizon, as certain as the sunrise. Some go later in life, long after their Little League years, to glimpse the past, not the future. And still others talk of somedays and of pilgrimages that await. For Tom Stanton, the trip took nearly three decades. The dream first grabbed hold of him in 1972, in the era of Vietnam and Watergate and Johnny Bench and the Oakland Athletics. Stanton, then an eleven-year-old Michigan boy who lived for the game, became fascinated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the sport's spiritual home, the place to which great players aspire. He plotted ways to convince his father to take him to the famous village along Lake Otsego. But his plans for that season never materialized. They disappeared in the turmoil caused by his mother's life-threatening illness and his brother's antiwar activities. Still, the dream lingered through the summers that followed. Twenty-nine years later, he invited the two men who had introduced him to the sport, his elderly father and his older brother, to join him on a trip to the Hall. Finally, they embarked on their long-delayed adventure. The Road to Cooperstown is a true story populated with colorful characters: a philanthropic family that launched the museum and uses its wealth to, among other things, ensure that McDonald's stays out of the turn-of-the-century downtown; the devoted fan who wrote a book to get his hero into the Hall of Fame; the Guyana native who grew up without baseball but comes to the induction ceremony every year; the librarian on a mission to preserve his great-grandfather's memory; the baseball legends who appear suddenly along Main Street; and the dying man who fulfills one of his last wishes on a warm day in spring. As he did with his award-winning book, The Final Season, Tom Stanton again tells a magical tale of fathers, brothers, and baseball heroes certain to resonate with sports fans everywhere. This adventure, though brief, provides a true bonding experience that is the heart of a sweet, one-of-a-kind book about baseball, family, the Hall of Fame, and the town with which it shares a rich heritage.

501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die

Author: Ron Kaplan
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496209885
Size: 12,97 MB
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Propounding his "small ball theory" of sports literature, George Plimpton proposed that "the smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature." Of course he had the relatively small baseball in mind, because its literature is formidable--vast and varied, instructive, often wildly entertaining, and occasionally brilliant. From this bewildering array of baseball books, Ron Kaplan has chosen 501 of the best, making it easier for fans to find just the books to suit them (or to know what they're missing). From biography, history, fiction, and instruction to books about ballparks, business, and rules, anyone who loves to read about baseball will find in this book a companionable guide, far more fun than a reference work has any right to be.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Thomson Gale
Editor: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787667047
Size: 18,20 MB
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Public Library Core Collection

Author: John Greenfieldt
Editor: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210946
Size: 14,24 MB
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Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

American Book Publishing Record

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The Cooperstown Symposium On Baseball And American Culture 2007 2008

Author: William M. Simons
Editor: McFarland Publishing
ISBN: 9780786435692
Size: 17,30 MB
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This anthology gathers selected papers from the 2007 and 2008 meetings of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, the long-running academic conference held annually at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Essays included employ the national pastime to comment on issues transcending the playing field, and are divided into six sections: "Cultural Perspectives on the Game," "Literary Baseball," "Baseball at the Movies," "Minority Standard Bearers," "New Leagues," and "The Business of Baseball."

Ein Papagei In Brooklyn

Author: David Duchovny
Editor: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641190304
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Marty Fullilove und sein Sohn Ted sind beide auf ihre ganz eigene Art im Leben gescheitert. Der Vater als zynischer Lebemann, der an nichts ein gutes Haar lassen kann. Der Sohn als Möchtegern-Schriftsteller, der als Erdnussverkäufer im Stadion arbeitet. Beide haben seit Jahren kein Wort miteinander gewechselt. Da braucht es schon einen unheilbaren Lungenkrebs, damit Ted seinem Vater einen Besuch abstattet. Zunächst wird er mit den üblichen Vorwürfen und Beschimpfungen begrüßt. Doch nach und nach finden die beiden zueinander – über Baseball, die Suche nach der wahren Liebe und die Freuden des Cannabiskonsums.