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The Final Season: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2011

    Exceptional recount of the love and history of baseball passed from one generation to the next. A must read!

    Final Season will be enjoyed by readers, whether baseball fans or not. This book is a human interest story, making one realize the importance of the connection between father and sons. The last hurrah for a team in a beloved, historial landmark.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2003

    ' FINAL SEASON ' Leaves Something to be Desired

    Tom Stanton's heartfelt memoir of his own upbringing and the intertwining of Tiger Stadium with his own history is fascinating, but seems to miss the mark slightly when it comes to getting a ' feel ' for the ballpark. Stanton conveys his feeling on personalities well, but there is an empty feeling for the non-Tiger fan -what is the ballpark REALLY like? Is it too old to be salvaged? How are Tigers' history and the ballpark interrelated? A noble effort at providing the real feel for the demise of Tiger Stadium, but comes up a bit lacking - I guess ya had to be there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2002

    Revisit the REAL Tiger Stadium

    Author Tom Stanton turns back time in his masterful memoir of Tiger Stadium. Poignant yet funny, never sappy or melodramatic, FINAL SEASON shows the demise of a once-proud ballpark. We share Stanton's game-by-game journey of saying goodbye to the baseball landmark and all of the fans, workers and players who made the stadium memorable. This is an all-star read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2002

    Very Good Baseball Book

    The Final Season Is a good book for any Baseball fan. The Tigers history is mainly the reason I read this book. From Ty Cobb to Al Kaline and the rest of the Hall of Famers that played in the same stadium from 1913. The story also tells about the author that gave up 81 days to see the Tigers play, getting his dad and his uncle to talk to each other. If you like baseball infomation you should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2001

    A wonderful book on the American pastime.

    The author uses the background of the Detroit's old Tiger stadium to reflect on the men of his family including his grandfather and his current sons. His trips to the park allowed him to bring his father and uncle together for the first time in decades. He introduces the reader to a variety of people such as the author Elmore Leanard and the guys who hawk the good outside the park. The book is written in much the same manner as what many baseball fans often do at the game, thinking about life while watching the game of one's youth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2001

    Baseball is still magical in Motown

    Stanton's book was an instant homerun with this baseball fan. The portrait he paints of Tiger Stadium, its inhabitants and well as the colorful people involved with the whole experience made me well up more than once. Stanton weaves tales of family and baseball very well never missing the plate. His stories flooded the memory bank of my own late father, who took me to Wrigley Field numerous times in my youth. I felt Stanton's uneasiness about losing something personal such as a ballpark, because after a while that park becomes a part of who you are. I put Wrigley Field on thos same terms. Now when I go to a game there, I relate stories about every Cubs team and their players excluding the current bunch. The baseball heroes of your youth remain heroes forever. Stanton does a terrific job of explaining that. A wonderful read.

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