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The Road to Cooperstown: A Father, Two Sons, and the Journey of a Lifetime

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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.

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Published June 1st 2003 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Jim Kulhawy
Oct 18, 2011 Jim Kulhawy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I picked up this book, I was looking for something easy and light to read. What I got was much more than I bargained for.

The author is, and always has been, a baseball afficianado. As many of us, as children, he loved, lived and breathed the game and learned it from his father and older brother. Growing up, just outside of Detroit, the Tigers were his family's team and he would go to the games, watch them on tv with his dad and listen on the radio, alongside broadcaster Ernie Harwell, long
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Sean Kottke
Mar 22, 2016 Sean Kottke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a superb follow-up to The Final Season, exploding the earlier memoirs' focus on a single team to the whole of American baseball. Like Final Season, stories of a diverse array of pilgrims, curators and knights of the game compose a mosaic situating the place of baseball in America's soul, warmly embraced by an overarching narrative of a long-deferred journey to (and through) the Hall of Fame. My own visit to that hallowed temple was a mix of emotions, as I was the connecting glue between ...more
Robert
Dec 09, 2008 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think it is pretty safe to say that if you are a hard core fan of baseball history you should read this book. Stanton does a great job rehashing baseball history of his favorite team (Detroit Tigers), while looking back on his life growing up with his Dad and brother. It also makes me want to go back to Cooperstown again... right now!!!
Jim
Aug 22, 2012 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice baseball story by a writer from Detroit who grew up in the late 50's and 60's. It was relevant to me having experienced the same era with Al Kaline, Ernie Harwell and Belle Isle trips with my family. The same author wrote "The Final Season" chronicling the last season at Tiger Stadium by going to every home game.
David-jacky Breech
Another great one by tom stanton. Reminds me of my own trip to Cooperstown with my father.
Lane
May 09, 2014 Lane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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a great book for baseball fans and a story of growing up in the 60 and 70's.
Robert
Aug 26, 2011 Robert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fathers & sons & baseball
If you've been to Cooperstown, or hope some day to go, then this story will tug at your heart strings.
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