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In the spirit of Field of Dreams, a remarkable book about baseball and the meaning of life. A game between the Iowa Cubs and the Nashville Sounds at an AAA park in Nashville provides the lens through which Robert Benson explores the game of baseball and the meaning of life in The Game. It is an ordinary week night game in the early part of the season between two teams that will finish far out of first place in the Pacific League. But Benson shows us how in this average game of baseball, just as in our everyday ...
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The Game

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Overview

In the spirit of Field of Dreams, a remarkable book about baseball and the meaning of life. A game between the Iowa Cubs and the Nashville Sounds at an AAA park in Nashville provides the lens through which Robert Benson explores the game of baseball and the meaning of life in The Game. It is an ordinary week night game in the early part of the season between two teams that will finish far out of first place in the Pacific League. But Benson shows us how in this average game of baseball, just as in our everyday lives, the routine plays-the seemingly minor yet vital moves, empty of bravado-eventually win the game.

In beautifully measured prose, Benson links events in his life to the innings in this baseball game. Married to a woman who can quote baseball stats with the best of them, and with two children who share his love for the game (his teenage daughter made the decision early on that she would be the first woman to play for the Yankees), Benson explores the ways in which baseball has always somehow shaped and defined his life. The Game is an extraordinary testament to the everlasting wonder and magic of the great American pastime.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101215913
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/7/2001
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 155 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Benson is the author of Living Prayer, Venite, and Between the Dreaming and the Coming True. He lives in Nashville.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2007

    A reviewer

    I'd be suprised to find a better baseball read out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2003

    A Trip Down Memory Lane

    For anyone who attend a baseball game whether with family or friends, this invokes many memories. Particularly strong for me were the ones of me and my father and me and my son playing and watching the game. If you ever watched a game this will invoke memories, if you haven't this will create them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2002

    It's a life/baseball instruction book

    This book was written for anyone who has the love of the game. The way Mr. Benson writes about life and the greatest games on earth made me cry. It was by far the best book I have ever read in my life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2001

    The Game of Baseball and the Game of Life

    The BEST book I have ever read in my entire life. If you love Baseball and read this book, you'll be wishing you could shake Mr. Robert Benson's hand. It worked magic. Game On.

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