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Little League, Big Dreams

ISBN: 9781402248337

By: Charles Euchner

Published: 07/01/2007

It’s just like the pros: bright lights, screaming fans, squawking commentators and five million people watching you play your heart out on national television for the right to be called champions.

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Description

It’s just like the pros: bright lights, screaming fans, squawking commentators and five million people watching you play your heart out on national television for the right to be called champions. But these are not pampered multimillion-dollar athletes; they are 11- to 13-year-old kids.

The 2005 World Series was the most dramatic in the 58-year history of the Little League. With full access to the players, coaches and parents associated with both teams who played in that game, Charles Euchner delivers an astonishing and dramatic narrative that delves into every aspect of the little league game.

“Even those with only a passing interest in baseball will be intrigued by this fascinating look at Little League, ‘the largest amateur sports organization in the world.’”
—Publishers Weekly

“Readers can expect to learn a great deal about the history of Little League and the stories behind many teams. This well-written book will inform and entertain.”
—Library Journal

About the Author

Charles Euchner

Charles Euchner is the author and editor of seven books, a former college professor, city planner and journalist. His books include Playing the Field: Why Sports Teams Move and Cities Fight to Keep Them and The Umpire's Handbook. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Pregame: “Put Me In, Coach”

Chapter 1: “The Greatest Sporting Event on the Planet” -
Chapter 2: Arriving at the Show -
Chapter 3: The Rise of Little League -
Chapter 4: Working Class Champs from Paradise -
Chapter 5: Little League Dynasty in the Caribbean-
Chapter 6: Training to Win -
Chapter 7: Now Pitching for Faust… -
Chapter 8: Hustling -
Chapter 9: Faith and Survival -
Chapter 10: It’s Not Whether You Win or Lose… -
Chapter 11: The Future Is Here -
Chapter 12: How They Play the Game -
Chapter 13: The Greatest Little League World Series Ever -
Chapter 14: The Life of Champions -

Postgame: Finding the Soul of Little League -

Appendix -
Acknowledgments -
Index -

Reviews



“Euchner (The Last Nine Innings) provides an engaging description of the realities of Little League baseball, including coaches who are jerks, kids who play for the fun of the game, and ...

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Specs

Format: eBook PDF

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 324 pages

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