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  • Author:
    Tom Stanton
  • ISBN:
    0312291566
  • ISBN13:
    978-0312291563
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  • Publisher:
    St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (May 8, 2002)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Baseball
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    1103 kb
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    4.5
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This book by Tom Stanton brought up those memories as well as tears in my eyes and sometimes streaming down my. .When the dreaded news game that 1999 would be the team's final season in historic Tiger stadium, he decided to make that dream come true.

This book by Tom Stanton brought up those memories as well as tears in my eyes and sometimes streaming down my face. What emerged was much more than just a game-by-game chronicle of what was, on the field anyway, a rather dreary season. This book celebrates the stadium as a place that spanned the generations for countless players and fans.

The Final Season book. Although my daughter and I live at least 100 miles from Detroit, we make it a point to get to a Tiger's game at least once a year. Therefore, we were also there that "final season. The book is about much more than baseball.

When the dreaded news game that 1999 would be the team's final season in historic Tiger stadium, he decided to make that dream come true. all the things in life that truly matter.

The Final Season: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark. Growing up in the 60s and 70s, Tom Stanton lived for his Detroit Tigers

The Final Season: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark. Growing up in the 60s and 70s, Tom Stanton lived for his Detroit Tigers. Join him as he encounters idols, conjures decades past, and discovers the mysteries of a park where Cobb and Ruth played.

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The Final Season is a memoir by Tom Stanton published in 2001 by Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press. It tells of Stanton's journey in attending every Detroit Tigers home game in the last year (1999) of Tiger Stadium. The book, Stanton's first major nonfiction work, won the Casey Award, given to the best baseball book of the year

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Eighty-seven years earlier on a Saturday in April 1912, days after the Titanic sank, the Detroit ball club played its first game on this diamond.

Tom Stanton's moving THE FINAL SEASON is about the relationships of fathers and sons just as much, if not more .

Tom Stanton's moving THE FINAL SEASON is about the relationships of fathers and sons just as much, if not more, than about baseball. The author, a journalist and Michigan native, took up the task of chronicling the last season of Tiger Stadium, attending each home game. With his own father and sons, Stanton recounts baseball's past and, to a degree, its future as he ponders the meaning and importance of family, regaling the reader with tales of his own average clan that is anything but boring. Though we rarely realize it as children, the gifts we will come to cherish the most are rarely boxed or wrapped or bought. They are the gifts of time.

The Detroit Tigers Reader – Ebook written by Tom Stanton. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Detroit Tigers Reader. The Detroit Tigers Reader celebrates the great moments and personalities of the city's rich baseball history. The story of the Tigers--like the story of Detroit itself--is one of resilience and endurance. For baseball fans it's also an intensely personal one: Detroit Tigers baseball has flowed through the veins of generations of families.

Maybe your dad took you to ball games at Fenway, Wrigley, or Ebbets. Maybe the two of you watched broadcasts from Yankee Stadium or Candlestick Park, or listened as Red Barber or Vin Scully called the plays on radio. Or maybe he coached your team or just played catch with you in the yard. Chances are good that if you're a baseball fan, your dad had something to do with it--and your thoughts of the sport evoke thoughts of him. If so, you will treasure The Final Season, a poignant true story about baseball and heroes, family and forgiveness, doubts and dreams, and a place that brings them all together.

Growing up in the 60s and 70s, Tom Stanton lived for his Detroit Tigers. When Tiger Stadium began its 88th and final season, he vowed to attend all 81 home games in order to explore his attachment to the place where four generations of his family have shared baseball. Join him as he encounters idols, conjures decades past, and discovers the mysteries of a park where Cobb and Ruth played. Come along and sit beside Al Kaline on the dugout bench, eat popcorn with Elmore Leonard, hear Alice Cooper's confessions, soak up the warmth of Ernie Harwell, see McGwire and Ripken up close, and meet Chicken Legs Rau, Bleacher Pete, Al the Usher, and a parade of fans who are anything but ordinary. By the autumn of his odyssey, Stanton comes to realize that his anguish isn't just about the loss of a beloved ballpark but about his dad's mortality, for at the heart of this story is the love between fathers and sons--a theme that resonates with baseball fans of all ages.


Gavinrage
This book combines the authors love for baseball and the nostalgia of family stories with the final season of Tigers Stadium. This book, for me, hit me in the feels and made me think of the past and the future. He explains his family dynamic as well as their connection to Tigers Stadium while introducing us to stadium veterans who have their own story.

As a baseball fan I found this fascinating. As a history fan I found it interesting the different stages of the Stadium. But as a son and soon to be father I found it touching. I hopefully will be able to share my love of baseball with my son and create many great memories with him at the ballpark.
Moronydit
I grew up as a Tiger's fan and some of my favorite memories of my father, uncles, cousins and grandfather take place in Tiger stadium. This book by Tom Stanton brought up those memories as well as tears in my eyes and sometimes streaming down my face. Staton's description of his attendance of every home game during the final season at Tiger Stadium surprised me. I expected box scores and game descriptions but instead he related each game to how his relationships to his father, uncles, children, and friends all were linked, somehow, to Tiger Stadium. I will always hold on to two memories of Tiger Stadium - Being eight years old, wearing my Little League uniform and standing next to the Tiger dugout only to have my hero, Dick McAuliffe come over and ask me about my season. My second involves driving 15 hours with 4 hours yet to go with my pregnant wife when we heard Ernie Harwell's voice on WJR. We made a quick detour and I ended up spending a great evening reveling my wife with all my Tiger Stadium stories. Thanks Tom for giving me one more chance to stand on "The Corner".
Ffyan
One thing I remember clearly from the 70's was the Tigers were there, and every game we loved to hear Ernie talking to us over the hiss & crack of the AM radio... Late at night during the west cost trips, the glow of the radio. Tom tells the story like I remember it, the Parking lot guys, the hot dog/peanut guys, the elevator operators... The regulars... Thanks Tom. I enjoyed the trip back in time. My Grandfather, would have loved this book. He drove bus for DSR, so undoubtedly, can tell you stories that would fit right in. My Dad will love it too.
GoodLike
Tom Stanton has written a beautiful book. If you are a Tigers fan you still miss Tiger Stadium whether you have ever been there or not. If you haven't, you will feel like you have after you have read this book.

Tom Stanton decided to attend every home game of Tiger Stadium's final season. He did it for love of baseball, the Tigers, the stadium and his dad. This book is a diary of sorts of not only the season, but of Stanton's journey of understanding why the stadium's passing has come so hard for him. We get an interesting history lesson of his family, the neighborhood around the stadium, the team, the Tigers and the stadium itself. I found that I cared whether or not Uncle Herb would be found just as much as I cared whether Stanton would give our old girl the send-off she deserved. He did.

Even though I knew how the story ends (psst, the Stadium is replaced) I still cried when it happened. Stanton's words drew me back to that painful time and painted the picture anew. He balances the personal, the public and the behind the scenes perfectly. I am glad I got to know the people who ran the elevator, provided parking, sold peanuts and more as they were a part of that which is no longer. This book is a living history and tribute to both the stadium and those who loved it the most...the stadium workers, the players who spent their entire career there, and most importantly, the fans.

Stanton interviewed scores of people, and thus was able to provide us with a crosscut of them all. We meet those who worked to save the stadium, those who could care less we lost it, and those who practically lived there. All of them provide a view worth having.

If you are a Tigers fan, or just smart enough to love one, this book is for you (or them.)
Dianaghma
As a child growing up in the Detroit area, Tom Stanton dreamed about attending every home game of his beloved Tigers. When the dreaded news game that 1999 would be the team's final season in historic Tiger stadium, he decided to make that dream come true. What emerged was much more than just a game-by-game chronicle of what was, on the field anyway, a rather dreary season.
This book celebrates the stadium as a place that spanned the generations for countless players and fans. It's about the traditions that tie family and friends together; it's about life, love, loss...all the things in life that truly matter. You'll share this season with Tom, his aging father, and a cast of wonderful people he encounters during that summer, including Al Kaline, Ernie Harwell, Alice Cooper, Al the Usher and dozens more.
"The Final Season" won an award as best baseball book of the year. I hope you'll open these pages and learn why.
Goll
Loved how the author and his family loved the Tigers!
JUST DO IT
While I havent seen ball games in too many MLB or MiLB parks I did see one in Tiger Stadium in the late seventies. The place was awesome and is the way ballparks ought to be. I have worked in the pressbox of a modern marvel yet I think my spot in the cheapies in Tiger Stadium was closer to the action. Its a shame it was allowed to die while MLB redefined itself in the 1990s. Stantons book will move you. It did me.
husband loves it!!! Great present for him!!!!