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Good Enough to Dream

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Roger Kahn’s first major league hit was a grand slam: The Boys of Summer, his runaway bestseller that immortalized the 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers. Now Kahn does the same for players whose moment in the sun has not yet arrived. Good Enough to Dream is the story of his year as owner of the Class A, very minor leagueUtica Blue Sox. Most of the Blue Sox will never make it to the m ...more
Paperback, 365 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Bison Books (first published 1985)
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Nothing here but the love of the game, and that's more than enough.
Nancy Kennedy
This is one of those books you don't want to end! Mr. Kahn's book follows the 1983 season when he was owner and president of the Class A Utica Blue Sox in the New York-Penn League, a team that didn't even have a major league affiliation. "Utica and the season would bring us deep measures of pain and elation, humor and anger, and above all a sense of purpose," he writes. In Mr. Kahn's book, fortunately, there's equal measures of humor and angst.

I'm familiar with upstate New York and loved reading
The 1983 Utica Blue Sox was an unaffiliated, independent team made up of cast off players from other teams affiliated with the major league; the Yankees, the Mets, the Phillies, the Red Sox etc.

They faced a challenge of fielding a team of misfits with the worse field in the league, and the lowest budget. They were so strapped for funds that the bull pen was given only one ball to warm up a pitcher until it was pointed out that sometime two would be warming up at the same time.

It is a story of s
Daniel Jr.
BOTTOM OF THE 33rd and GOOD ENOUGH TO DREAM are two of the finest minor league books in existence, and, reading both within the same year, I understand the strange and wonderful world of the "farm team" so much better. I go to many minor league games each year, and I'm sure that GOOD ENOUGH TO DREAM will enhance my experience in the stands on the third base line. Roger Kahn's voice is so likeable, and as the story of the pennant race heats up, baseball lovers will not be able to put the book dow ...more
Roger Kahn is a great writer. I have now read three of his books and loved each of them. This one holds a special place in my heart, though, because it is about the minor league team in Utica, New York. I grew up outside of Utica, in Clinton, so I'm always delighted when I read about this area in a book. I was intrigued by the fact that all the other readers who have listed this book that I can see are men. Not that I mind being the only woman, but this is great writing!!! It's too bad that more ...more
Gary Geiger
Minor league baseball!
The book is much better than just the page that has my name on it.. Seriously, it was good. Made me feel foolish for avoiding it my whole life!
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