Safe at Home: A Season in the Valley: Updated 2nd Edition (Paperback)

Safe at Home: A Season in the Valley: Updated 2nd Edition By Melissa Dodge (Photographer), Austin Gisriel Cover Image
By Melissa Dodge (Photographer), Austin Gisriel
Not Available In-Store - Usually Ships from Warehouse in 1-5 Days


College baseball players hone their skills in summer leagues all across America. Often playing in small towns and living with host families, the players strive to develop their abilities to the point where they are signed to professional contracts. For the towns, the summer league team is often a major source of local pride and community involvement. Nowhere in America is this more true than in New Market, Virginia, where every game is "not just a game," it's an event. Safe at Home: A Season in the Valley tells the story of the 2009 New Market Rebels and the townspeople who house them, feed them, and root for them; welcome them into their homes in June and send them back to their schools in August. In the process, both players and fans become part of something greater than themselves, even if it is just a baseball team in a little town in the Shenandoah Valley.

The Valley League is alive and well, but as this 2nd edition will show, the league and the New Market Rebel organization have changed in the 12 years since the first edition was published. (Updated as of September, 2022.)
Product Details
ISBN: 9798840823439
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2022
Pages: 308
Language: English