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Brooklyn Cyclones - 2841667770

145,09 zł


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When professional baseball returned to Brooklyn in 2001, fans were jubilant and the media swarmed. After losing the Brooklyn Dodgers to California 44 years ago, Brooklyn baseball fans could once again claim a team of their own: the Cyclones, a Class A affiliate of the New York Mets. The Brooklyn Cyclones: Hardball Dreams and the New Coney Island recounts that first season of the Cyclones. From the construction of the incredible Keyspan Park at Coney Island to their improbable successes on the field, Ben Osborne tells the story of the Cyclones' delicate first year of operation. We see the story up close and personal through the eyes of two very different young men. The first is Anthony Otero, who was raised in a Coney Island housing project and loves baseball, but has never seen a game in person until the Cyclones land in his neighborhood. The second is Brett Kay, a young man from California who has never been to New York, until he becomes the catcher for the Brooklyn Cyclones. From the plans of politicians like Rudy Giuliani and Howard Golden, to the poverty of Coney Island's citizens, The Brooklyn Cyclones reveals the stories behind the headlines to show that the reality of creating a new sports team often involves broken promises and shattered dreams. Osborne includes chapters on the Cyclones' rivalry with the Staten Island Yankees, the Cyclones' chances of capturing the New York-Penn League title, and an epilogue updating Kay's, Otero's, and the Cyclones' progress through the 2003 season. Ultimately, Ben Osborne shows how, for these two young men, the Brooklyn Cyclones created dreams the same way the Brooklyn Dodgers allowed the boys of Flatbush to dream about one day playing in the Big Leagues.


Robert Magnus - 2846872834

161,86 zł

Robert Magnus Betascript Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Robert Magnus (born April 28, 1947), is a retired United States Marine Corps general who served as the 30th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from September 8, 2005 to July 2, 2008. He retired from active duty on July 17, 2008 after more than 39 years of service. Magnus was born on April 28, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest child of a bookkeeper and a seamstress. His family moved from Brooklyn's Flatbush neighborhood, to the working class, community of Levittown, Long Island, a mile and a half from a potato farm . Magnus was sent to a Conservative Hebrew school three days a week and celebrated his bar mitzvah at the Hicksville Jewish Center on Long Island.


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