Stolen Season: A Journey Through America and Baseball's Minor Leagues (2020)

Stolen Season: A Journey Through America and Baseball's Minor Leagues David Lamb Stolen Season A Journey Through America and Baseball s Minor Leagues Fans of our national pastime and books like The Boys of Summer and Men at Work will applaud this acclaimed bestseller celebrating baseball s minor leagues by noted journalist David Lamb He encounters
  • Title: Stolen Season: A Journey Through America and Baseball's Minor Leagues
  • Author: David Lamb
  • ISBN: 9780446394154
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
Stolen Season: A Journey Through America and Baseball's Minor Leagues David Lamb Fans of our national pastime and books like The Boys of Summer and Men at Work will applaud this acclaimed bestseller celebrating baseball s minor leagues, by noted journalist David Lamb He encounters enterprising owners, dedicated managers, die hard fans, Hall of Fame instructors, and hopeful players 8 page insert.
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  1. Brina

    I have read a lot of on the road looking for that elusive slice of Americana books lately, but Lamb s memoir pinpoints this perfectly This book is half travelogue and half Boys of Summer I just now noticed that the book description on this site says the same so I guess I am on to something Small town baseball as a focal point that brings a community together is America We see the story play out similarly in communities as diverse as Elmira, Durham, El Paso, and Stockton, California Twenty plus y [...]

  2. Austin Gisriel

    Stolen Season is a Huck Finn like story of author David Lamb, drifting not down the Mississippi, but through America and the towns that host minor league baseball teams It s the ideal summer for any baseball fan, and I enjoyed the vicarious vacation Lamb offers the most interesting details of the ballplayers, ballparks, and people he meets along the way, allowing us to reflect on our own, rather then telling us what we should feel.The only reason this is not a 5 star read for me is the chapter o [...]

  3. Alexander Fitzgerald

    A beautiful book on small town America, baseball, and the characters that populate both worlds If you re not a lover of these topics David Lamb is not going to convert you, but if you love your summer road trips through Nowhere, USA then this will be a joy to read.

  4. Clifford

    I read this book a long time ago I must have liked it enough to keep it, but not enough to remember how good it was.

  5. Tim Basuino

    Ahh, the minor league baseball road trip Sort of by definition it s going to be a good read Sheesh, any book which centers around travelling to baseball parks, major or and minor, is going to be a quality read.But most books of this ilk center around the quirks of the parks themselves, focusing on stadium design, food, scoreboards, and general atmosphere i.e Dodger Dogs to Fenway Franks The late David Lamb s adventure focuses on the small cities that host minor league franchises, with an emphas [...]

  6. Jim

    Everytime a town s name came up on my screen, the image of a specific ballpark slipped into sharp focus What I remember most clearly was not home runs or dazzling plays or even who was a prospect and who was not it was the faces of the people who happened to play baseball for a living, each fighting his own private war, each wanting not much than what we all aim for to look back at the end of a day or a season and be able to say, I gave it my best shot And David Lamb, who travelled the world as [...]

  7. M. Apple

    The descriptions of the author s trip wander deliberately into nostalgia as we are given a modern day On the Road version of a season in the minor leagues The interviews are open, honest, and insightful if occasionally crude The overall sense is that of a baby boomer journalist midlife crisis diary hence the lost season of the title refers not to the minor league baseball season but to the adult year of work life lost But even that implies that professional players are still not adults they are [...]

  8. Jim Townsend

    Lamb, author of books on Arabs and on Africans, bought a Winnebago RV, named it Forty Niner, and set out one spring from Los Angeles across the country to chronicle his tour of the minor leagues The minors and its employees are not part of the major league pension system, are generally poorly paid and work in obscurity If you walk around wearing clothing from a minor league team, you re a REAL baseball fan In the book, my copy of which I got in a downtown Philadelphia used bookstore called The B [...]

  9. Don Gorman

    If you are a slightly aging baseball nut like me , this book is at least 3 stars If you are not, it is probably only 1 star That is why I ended up at 2 Lamb is a very good writer His form is short, understandable since he is a newspaper guy Taking off a summer to travel all over the United States to see minor league baseball in an RV is quite an adventure and this book chronicles it well Written in 1989 and 90, it feels very dated Times have changed greatly in baseball, even in the minors But hi [...]

  10. Tom Gase

    A really well written good book on David Lamb s the author trip around the United States with an RV going to minor league ballparks in the 1989 season Lamb starts in Stockton and then goes to Arizona, Texas, the deep south including Alabama, Florida and Georgia, up to Maryland, upstate New York and then to Milwaukee, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Washington state, Oregon and back to California and San Mateo The trip lasts the entire minor league season and along the way there are some great stories o [...]

  11. Hoyt Acre

    Someone else once said owning a minor league baseball team means covering the debts David Lamb s summer sojourn across America in his all aluminum world on wheels reveals other truths beyond financial reality, into the lives of the owners, managers, players, sportswriters, PA announcers and fans, into places where the game exists in perhaps its purest form, beyond the money, fame and glitz of the major leagues So compelling was my experience with Lamb s account that I set out on my own small tou [...]

  12. David

    Stolen Season is a very enjoyable read that chronicles a Summer of writer David Lamb s life Badly needing a break from his job as a foreign journalist, Lamb decides to fulfill a life long dream of driving accross the country visiting as many minor league baseball parks as he can Although baseball games are the intended stops, his encounters with the people around the country are just as important, making this an enjoyable read whether you are a baseball fan or not This book has inspired me to ma [...]

  13. Dan

    In 1990, LA Times war correspondent David Lamb took six months off to noodle around the back roads of America visiting minor league baseball teams At each stop, he d park his RV near the ballpark and spend a few days hanging out with players, managers, coaches, management, fans, tavern owners, and others in the orbit of minor league baseball The result is a charming portrait of small town life and mostly minor talents either pursuing their dreams or coming to grips with the impossibility of it a [...]

  14. Donald

    A nice travel baseball book that seems like a love affair between the author and his favorite franchise s , the Boston Milwaukee Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers Lots of fun reading as the author takes his RV and travels around the U.S to many of the Brewers minor league team sites and finds several of his former baseball heroes, including Eddie Matthews, Warren Spahn, and Bob Hazel From the Stockton Ports to the Durham Bulls, Lamb shows us his America and his game, and it feels like we are in F [...]

  15. Edwin Howard

    I am a fan of minor league baseball books and I enjoy all of the unique moments I read about in the minors Stolen Season had some fun stories and I like reading about the history of warren Spahn, Eddie Matthews, and Bob Hazle.The two things I struggled with this book, though, was some inaccuracies the threw me off like describing Hilton Head being in NC Also, between the good minor league moments and the baseball history moments, the book, in my opinion, dragged.

  16. Bill

    Very well written meditation on baseball David Lamb took a year off and traveled the country in a Winnebago to observe minor league baseball at all levels I think he gets closer to the American love for this game than writers who cover the major leagues because the people Lamb writes about are not encumbered with the massive egos and other impediments associated with the money and hype of pro ball.

  17. Chris Chase

    This book had been recommended to me 10 years ago I finally read it and was good Taking a writer who covered foreign affairs and war and allowing him 5 months of wandering across America in an RV was great The authors connection to Milwaukee and the Braves was a great under story Definitely would recommend

  18. John McGuinness

    Feast or famineHaving played college basketball, I am glad that I was too slow to be recruited If I was I would probably still be chasing that carrot I have friends who had similar careers as those in this book and the author portrayed these trials from a different perspective with the same results Very interesting read

  19. Nate

    This was pretty good it was clear the author was trying to achieve Steinbeck s Travels with Charley a must read lighthearted, refreshing detour from the typical melancholy Steinbeck but in baseball form It worked in a lot of ways loved the reference to my hometown and our Single A team Peoria Chiefs A fun read, but definitely meandering which was the point.

  20. Adrian

    Reporter takes the summer of 1989 to tour US minor league baseball Very easy to read, it has a pastoral feel to it written just a few years before salary escalation, the 94 strike and the onset of steroids.

  21. San

    The book was written in 1989, so a bunch of the minor league teams he talks about no longer exist Still, I have a burning passion for baseball and I can t give a baseball book less than 4 stars I like journey books Travel Small town America fascinates me.

  22. Daniel Jr.

    I d still put BOTTOM OF THE 33rd and Kahn s GOOD ENOUGH TO DREAM ahead of STOLEN SEASON as far as minor league reads And yet this was a really enjoyable experience, and a solid baseball book.

  23. Dave Herman

    Terrific book Channels Kerouac s On the Road and William Least Heat Moon s Blue Highways two of my all time favorites and throws in baseball.

  24. sac

    I truly love this book Sadly, I m not sure I can say anything articulate than that It s a loving portrait of minor league baseball.

  25. Paul

    It was OK I wished there was actual baseball and less of the author driving around But then, minor league players probably wish for this as well.

  26. Joe Spoto

    I read an excerpt out of this book in Reader s digest after hearing an interview with the author on NPR It was an interesting look into the culture of minor league baseball in America.

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