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5.0 out of 5 stars Not only for Baseball fans., 21 Oct 2013
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Great story of sportsmen and their lives after the cheers stop. Just a excellent read throughout and hard to put down at the end of the day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful sports book., 17 Jan 2014
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Richard Williams of the Guardian alerted me to this reissue of a book first published in 1972. It recounts the achievements of the the great Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team of the early 1950s, before the franchise was shifted to LA, but the real meat of the book is the author's pilgrimage to all parts of the USA to find out how the heroes of the fifties are faring fifteen years on. Roger Kahn was "embedded" with the team and enjoyed their confidences when he reported on their playing days, so he is welcomed and trusted when he reappears later in their lives. The stories which emerge are moving, inspiring, sad and funny, but from all of them you get a sense of the nobility of these professional sportsmen, and the telling is superbly done.
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