Roger Kahn has written a new afterword for this edition of Good Enough to Dream. He is the author of a number of baseball books, including A Season in the Sun, also available in a Bison Books edition.
Good Enough to Dreamby Roger Kahn
They -- and you -- are finding out if the dreams that baseball is made of can come true in real life.
What is Roger Kahn, best-selling author of THE BOYS OF SUMMER, doing owning a near-bankrupt minor league baseball team? What is this bunch of major league rejects doing playing their hearts out for an organization that pays peanuts and rations practice baseballs?
They -- and you -- are finding out if the dreams that baseball is made of can come true in real life. This funny, poignant story of one special season will make you hesitate before you ever call anything "bush league" again.
"Irresistable...Read this book, whether you like baseball or not. Roger Kahn will show you the glories of getting your head in the game, be it baseball or life." (Milwaukee Journal)
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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.
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.