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The Last Best League: One Summer, One Season, One Dream
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Da Capo Pr
Publication date May 27, 2014
Pages 305
Binding Paperback
Edition 10 anv
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780306823107
ISBN-10 0306823101
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.74 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
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Every summer, in ten small towns across Cape Cod, the finest college baseball players in the country gather in hopes of making it to "The Show." The hopes are justifiably high: The Cape Cod Baseball League is the best amateur league in the world, producing one out of every six major league players.

Ten years ago, Jim Collins chronicled a season in the life of one team: the Chatham A's, perhaps the most celebrated team in the league. Set against the backdrop of a resort town on the bend of the outer Cape, the story charted the changing fortunes of a handful of players battling slumps and self-doubt in their effort to make the league playoffs and, more importantly, impress the major league scouts.

Over the last decade, baseball's hard truths became evident for the Chatham stars who went on to play professionally, and the final chapter of their story can now be written. In a new afterword for the tenth anniversary, Collins explores questions that sports literature rarely touches: What does it mean to devote your life to an almost impossible goal and almost but not quite make it? Or make it only briefly before it slips away? What does a dream look like in retrospect? How does the game look now?


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780738209012
 
from Da Capo Pr (March 16, 2004)
9780738209012 | details & prices | 288 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $24.00
About: The author showcases the Cape Cod amateur league baseball teams that produce one sixth of all major league players, focusing on a single season of play wherein the drama of America's pastime is played out on a much smaller scale.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780306814181 Book cover for 9780306823107
 
The price comparison is for this edition
10 anv edition from Da Capo Pr (May 27, 2014)
9780306823107 | details & prices | 305 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Every summer, in ten small towns across Cape Cod, the finest college baseball players in the country gather in hopes of making it to "The Show.
from Da Capo Pr (March 15, 2005)
9780306814181 | details & prices | 273 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.99
About: The author showcases the Cape Cod amateur league baseball teams that produce one sixth of all major league players, focusing on a single season of play wherein the drama of America's pastime is played out on a much smaller scale.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781435292246
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 29, 2008)
9781435292246 | details & prices | 273 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $23.95

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