Good Enough to Dream

Good Enough to Dream

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Roger Kahn's first major league hit was a grand slam: "The Boys of Summer, his runaway bestseller that immortalised 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 his year as owner of the Class A, very minor league Utica Blue Sox. Most of the Blue Sox will never make it to the majors, but they all share the dream that links the small child in the sandlot with the bonus baby who has just smacked one out of the stadium. It's a dream Kahn learned from his father and, in the course of a season, passes on to his daughter - hours of practice for a moment of poetry; a hard living but a touch of legend. "Good Enough to Dream" presents baseball unadorned, a game still sweet enough to lure grown men to leagues where first-class transportation is an old school bus and the infield is 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. Roger Kahn has written a new afterword for this edition of "Good Enough to Dream". A journalist and magazine writer, he is the author of a number of baseball books, including "Season in the Sun", also available in a Bison Books edition.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 135.1 x 203.2 x 19.6mm | 447.88g
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • Lincoln, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0803277792
  • 9780803277793
  • 1,887,913

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Roger Kahn's first major league hit was a grand slam: The Boys of Summer, 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 his year as owner of the Class A, very minor league Utica Blue Sox. Most of the Blue Sox will never make it to the majors, but they all share the dream that links the small child in the sandlot with the bonus baby who has just smacked one out of the stadium. It's a dream Kahn learned from his father and, in the course of a season, passes on to his daughter -- hours of practice for a moment of poetry; a hard living but a touch of legend.Good Enough to Dream presents baseball unadorned, a game still sweet enough to lure grown men to leagues where first-class transportation is an old school bus and the infield is 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.

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About Roger Kahn

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.

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