Field of Dreamers

Tales from Baseball Fantasy Camp

by Vince Gennaro


Formats

Softcover
£9.95
Hardcover
£17.94
Softcover
£9.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/22/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781414039633
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781414039640

About the Book

Generations of Americans grew up with baseball as their childhood passion. It formed the centerpiece of their budding dreams and aspirations. But adulthood brought with it an unfair exchange...youthful dreams for adult responsibilities. Author Vince Gennaro answers the ultimate question...what would it be like to relive those carefree days of our youth? For one glorious week in the Florida sun, he turned the clock back thirty-five years. He traded his business suit and briefcase for a major league uniform, glove and spikes and boarded a time machine called baseball "fantasy camp". Field of Dreamers is the story of that unforgettable weeklong reunion with his childhood. This multidimensional book is a love story, between baseball and its most passionate fan. It explores his courtship, first date, wildest dreams and recent second honeymoon...fantasy camp. It chronicles middle-aged men chasing their baseball dreams and delves into their emotions as they unfold over the week. It explores life as a big league ballplayer, right down to the doubleheaders and the insufferably long lines at the trainers' room. Gennaro also offers a thoughtful perspective on how baseball can reconnect with today's fan, while it cultivates a mesmerizing relationship with the next generation. Yes, it's a book about baseball, but it's also a book about a reunion with our childhood dreams.


About the Author

Vince Gennaro is a business executive whose true passion is baseball. A lifelong fan of the game, Vince played semi-pro ball in his youth. His baseball interests further evolved while at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he developed an innovative statistical model designed to measure the economic value of a major league player to a team. He is also the former owner of a Womens Professional Basketball franchise and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Womens Sports Foundation. As a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), he has written articles for the Baseball Research Journal. Vince lives in Purchase, NY with his wife, Karen and daughter, Danielle.