Good Enough to Dream [NOOK Book]

Overview

Roger Kahn’s first major league hit, THE BOYS OF SUMMER, was 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 Kahn’s year as owner of the Class A, very minor league, Utica Blue Sox. Most of the Blue Sox never made it to the majors, but they all shared the dream that links the small child in the sandlot with ...
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Overview

Roger Kahn’s first major league hit, THE BOYS OF SUMMER, was 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 Kahn’s year as owner of the Class A, very minor league, Utica Blue Sox. Most of the Blue Sox never made it to the majors, but they all shared the dream that links the small child in the sandlot with the superstar who has just smacked one out of the stadium. This is a look at baseball unadorned, a game still sweet enough to lure grown men to leagues where first-class transportation was an old school bus and the infield was likely to be the consistency of thick soup. It is a funny and poignant story of one season, and one special team, that will make us hesitate before we ever call anything “bush league” again.

Praise for Roger Kahn:

"As a kid, I loved sports first and writing second, and loved everything Roger Kahn wrote. As an adult, I love writing first and sports second, and love Roger Kahn even more." —Pulitzer Prize winner, David Maraniss

"He can epitomize a player with a single swing of the pen." —TIME magazine

"Roger Kahn is the best baseball writer in the business." —Stephen Jay Gould, New York Review of Books

"Kahn has the almost unfair gift of easy, graceful writing." —BOSTON HERALD
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015894110
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 482,301
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

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    Glorious Fun in the Minor Leagues

    Back in 1983 Roger Kahn, a reporter, paid $15,000 to buy into an A minor league team for which Kahn received the team presidency, the financial losses of previous seasons and this book. This chronicle of Kahn's one season team presidency mixes conversations he had with Branch Rickey about running a team, a short overview of upstate New York where the team played, and consistently hilarious anecdotes right through that triple header (well, 2 and a half game header) the team played at the end of the season.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2003

    Better than The Boys of Summer?

    In The Boys of Summer Roger Kahn reminds us of something which, deep down, we all know: that our heroes are mortals. In Good Enough to Dream he reminds us of something we often forget, that Everyman is also a hero. If you enjoyed The Boys of Summer you should love this.

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