Boys On The Gold Coast is already on an amazon web page that offers a nice review of this book.
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Author is a diehard baseball fan and former youth baseball coach, and much of his story is taken from his experiences growing up in Chicago.Review:
Boys On The Gold Coast is a chronicle of the true spirit of the sport of baseball. What begins as a disorganized, sometimes slipshod gathering of boys emerges into a struggling baseball team, thanks to the collective vision of the boys and a retired janitor everyone affectionately calls "Pop". Boys On The Gold Coast is more than just a story about the birth of a baseball team. It's an enduring testimony to continuing in the face of mounting adversity. Grouchy store owners, disgruntled neighborhood ogres, each boy's insecurities, and conflicting team personalities all pushy their way into the hopes of these boys. They make do with what they have (cardboard bases, splintered bats, tattered baseballs, and sheer grit) and finally realize their dram: to play against the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field. Readers of all ages will enjoy reliving the thrill of neighborhood leagues. These boys encourage others to keep pursuing their dreams, not to give up in the face of discouragement, and to push themselves beyond their limits. Boys On The Gold Coast is heartwarming, wonderful reading! --Midwest Book Review
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Book Description Parker Pub, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111882286006