The Road to Cooperstown: A Father, Two Sons, and the Journey of a Lifetime
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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....more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published June 1st 2003)
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Jim Kulhawy
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...more
a great book for baseball fans and a story of growing up in the 60 and 70's.
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!!!
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.
Dec 04, 2011 Robert rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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.
David-jacky Breech
Another great one by tom stanton. Reminds me of my own trip to Cooperstown with my father.
Jul 17, 2011 Jackson rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: baseball fans
good sad ending wasn't what i was expecting
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My second book.
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