The Road to Cooperstown: A Father, Two Sons, and the Journey of a Lifetime

The Road to Cooperstown: A Father, Two Sons, and the Journey of a Lifetime

Tom Stanton / Apr 02, 2020

The Road to Cooperstown A Father Two Sons and the Journey of a Lifetime Every true baseball fan dreams of visiting Cooperstown Some make the trip as boys when the promise of a spot in the lineup with the Yankees or Red Sox or Tigers glows on the horizon as certain as th

  • Title: The Road to Cooperstown: A Father, Two Sons, and the Journey of a Lifetime
  • Author: Tom Stanton
  • ISBN: 9780312303501
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Every true baseball fan dreams of visiting Cooperstown Some make the trip as boys, when the promise of a spot in the lineup with the Yankees or Red Sox or Tigers glows on the horizon, as certain as the sunrise Some go later in life, long after their Little League years, to glimpse the past, not the future And still others talk of somedays and of pilgrimages that await.Every true baseball fan dreams of visiting Cooperstown Some make the trip as boys, when the promise of a spot in the lineup with the Yankees or Red Sox or Tigers glows on the horizon, as certain as the sunrise Some go later in life, long after their Little League years, to glimpse the past, not the future And still others talk of somedays and of pilgrimages that await For Tom Stanton, the trip took nearly three decades The dream first grabbed hold of him in 1972, in the era of Vietnam and Watergate and Johnny Bench and the Oakland Athletics Stanton, then an eleven year old Michigan boy who lived for the game, became fascinated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the sport s spiritual home, the place to which great players aspire He plotted ways to convince his father to take him to the famous village along Lake Otsego But his plans for that season never materialized They disappeared in the turmoil caused by his mother s life threatening illness and his brother s antiwar activities Still, the dream lingered through the summers that followed Twenty nine years later, he invited the two men who had introduced him to the sport, his elderly father and his older brother, to join him on a trip to the Hall Finally, they embarked on their long delayed adventure The Road to Cooperstown is a true story populated with colorful characters a philanthropic family that launched the museum and uses its wealth to, among other things, ensure that McDonald s stays out of the turn of the century downtown the devoted fan who wrote a book to get his hero into the Hall of Fame the Guyana native who grew up without baseball but comes to the induction ceremony every year the librarian on a mission to preserve his great grandfather s memory the baseball legends who appear suddenly along Main Street and the dying man who fulfills one of his last wishes on a warm day in spring As he did with his award winning book, The Final Season, Tom Stanton again tells a magical tale of fathers, brothers, and baseball heroes certain to resonate with sports fans everywhere This adventure, though brief, provides a true bonding experience that is the heart of a sweet, one of a kind book about baseball, family, the Hall of Fame, and the town with which it shares a rich heritage.

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    About "Tom Stanton"

      • Tom Stanton

        Dear Readers I feel fortunate to have been writing professionally since age 18, beginning back in the final year of Jimmy Carter s presidency, when I sported a poorly executed, Peter Frampton inspired perm Decades on, my hair is gone, but writing remains central to my life I ve been a reporter, editor, publisher and, recently, an author and journalism professor Go University of Detroit Mercy Titans If you know me for my books, it s likely for the Tiger Stadium memoir The Final Season, the Quill Award finalist Ty and The Babe or the feverishly publicized Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America My forthcoming book is Terror in the City of Champions, a true story set in mid 1930s Detroit.OK, enough of the formal stuff Some things you might be interested to know Elton John s music has been a big part of my life since Bennie and the Jets, which is no excuse for accidentally setting off one of his legendary tantrums backstage one evening My fault I drink too many Tim Hortons Ice Caps The three biggest thrills to come my way due to book writing going with El Leonard to a Detroit Tigers baseball game, hearing Alec Baldwin read an excerpt from one of my books on television and receiving an unexpected phone call from one of my favorite authors, Pat Conroy My eternally kind wife and I care for four feral cats Pumpkin, Sox, Frisco and Panther who dictate our schedule When I travel, I inevitably wind up searching out bookstores and libraries We probably have that in common One of my uncles, Edward Stanton, was a photographer in Detroit in the 1930s, and his shots of black Detroit can be found here reuther.wayne image tid 1983


    216 Comments

    1. When I picked up this book, I was looking for something easy and light to read. What I got was much more than I bargained for. The author is, and always has been, a baseball afficianado. As many of us, as children, he loved, lived and breathed the game and learned it from his father and older brother. Growing up, just outside of Detroit, the Tigers were his family's team and he would go to the games, watch them on tv with his dad and listen on the radio, alongside broadcaster Ernie Harwell, long [...]


    2. This is a superb follow-up to The Final Season, exploding the earlier memoirs' focus on a single team to the whole of American baseball. Like Final Season, stories of a diverse array of pilgrims, curators and knights of the game compose a mosaic situating the place of baseball in America's soul, warmly embraced by an overarching narrative of a long-deferred journey to (and through) the Hall of Fame. My own visit to that hallowed temple was a mix of emotions, as I was the connecting glue between [...]


    3. I think it is pretty safe to say that if you are a hard core fan of baseball history you should read this book. Stanton does a great job rehashing baseball history of his favorite team (Detroit Tigers), while looking back on his life growing up with his Dad and brother. It also makes me want to go back to Cooperstown again right now!!!


    4. A nice baseball story by a writer from Detroit who grew up in the late 50's and 60's. It was relevant to me having experienced the same era with Al Kaline, Ernie Harwell and Belle Isle trips with my family. The same author wrote "The Final Season" chronicling the last season at Tiger Stadium by going to every home game.






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