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The Cubs : the complete story of Chicago Cubs baseball

Author: Glenn Stout; Dick Johnson
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The Cubs chronicles the long, rich, counterintuitive history of this team in all its depth, nuance, and color. We catch a rare glimpse of the early days of Chicago baseball in the 1860s and 1870s and witness the magical 1906 season, with its 116 wins, still the most in major league history. Ernie Banks's legendary career is covered in detail, as are decisive seasons, such as 1969's heart-breaking loss to the
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Stout; Dick Johnson
ISBN: 9780618595006 0618595007
OCLC Number: 85830754
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 460 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1867-1897, The captain's club --
1898-1905, "Trio of Bear Cubs" --
1906-1908, Peerless --
1909-1918, Dynasty's end --
1919-1925, Wrigley in and wriggling away --
1926-1931, And the last shall be first --
1932-1938, Light out : Neverland / Richard A. Johnson --
1939-1945, War stories --
1946-1953, Doormats : Cubs at Wrigley / William Nack --
1954-1965, Mr. Cub --
1966-1968, Here comes the sun --
1969-1971, A series of swoons --
1972-1981, Trials and Tribune-lations : A summer at Wrigley Field / Rick Telander ; It was Wrigley, not some goat, who cursed Cubs / Mike Royko --
1981-1984, Big shoulders --
1985-1994, Days of grace and disgrace : The joke goes on forever / John Schulian --
1995-1998, Say it ain't so, Sammy : The meaning of Cubness / Scott Turow --
1999-2006, Cubs win!!! ... Doh! : There's no crying in baseball / Penny Marshall --
Appendix A: The Cubs' annual record --
Appendix B: All-time Cubs teams.
Responsibility: text by Glenn Stout ; photographs selected and edited by Richard A. Johnson.
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"The Cubs chronicles the long, rich, counterintuitive history of this team in all its depth, nuance, and color. We catch a rare glimpse of the early days of Chicago baseball in the 1860s and 1870s and witness the magical 1906 season, with its 116 wins, still the most in major league history. Ernie Banks's legendary career is covered in detail, as are decisive seasons, such as 1969's heart-breaking loss to the Amazin' Mets. Sammy Sosa's sixty-plus home runs are here too - together with later allegations regarding corked bats and steroids."

"The authors cast an analytical eye on the tumultuous reign of chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley and his son Philip, as well as the Tribune Company's planned sale of the Cubs. And we hear the true story behind the "Curse of the Billy Goat"--What has really "cursed" the Cubs all these years."--Jacket.

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