Wrigleyville: A Magical History Tour of the Chicago Cubs

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St. Martin's Press, 1996 - 541 עמודים
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Wrigleyville... a real place and a state of mind. For baseball fans, Wrigleyville means green grass and ivied walls, long summer afternoons in the bleacher seats, the voice of Harry Caray conjuring ghosts of pennant races past, the magical romance and companionable heartbreak of rooting for the Chicago Cubs.
From the "friendly confines" of Wrigley Field, the Cubs each year begin again their legendary quest for a World Series Championship, a goal that has eluded them since 1908. Beginning with the 1871 founding of the Chicago franchise, Wrigleyville beautifully captures a history of triumph, futility, dreams, and cruel fate - in the voices of Chicago players, coaches, batboys, clubhouse personnel, fans, and sportswriters who were there, from the nineteenth century to the present.
In these pages, the Cubs and Chicago itself come to vivid life. Cap Anson, the Hall of Fame first baseman and team leader of the 1880s champion teams. Mike "King" Kelly, the flamboyant base stealer and bon vivant, one of baseball's first media superstars. Tinker to Evers to Chance. Fred Merkle's infamous blunder that launched the Cubs toward their last World Series championship. Babe Ruth's "called shot" off Cubs pitcher Charlie Root - and the eyewitnesses who dispute the event. Hack Wilson, the slugging 1920s outfielder whose single-season RBI record remains unsurpassed. Ernie Banks and "Let's play two." The great Cubs team of 1969 and the dramatic pennant race against the upstart New York Mets. The quiet dignity and skill of Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins, Andre Dawson, and Ryne Sandberg.

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WRIGLEYVILLE: A Magical History Tour

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An okay history of the hapless but beloved Chicago Cubs, a baseball team that hasn't won a World Series since 1908 or played in one since 1945. Though this takes the form of an oral history, Golenbock ... קרא סקירה מלאה

Wrigleyville: a magical history tour of the Chicago Cubs

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Golenbock, author of two earlier team oral histories, Bums (LJ 9/15/84) and Fenway (LJ 2/1/92), and many other sports titles, has crafted another winner about a team often thought of as lovable losers ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Peter Golenbock is a prolific sports journalist and author. He was born in New York City on July 19, 1946 and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1967 and the New York University School of Law in 1970. While at Dartmouth, he began writing about sports for The Daily Dartmouth, which led to stints with the New York Times and the Boston Globe. It was also at Dartmouth where he became friends with Robert Ariel "Red" Rolfe, the former New York Yankees third baseman and the school's athletic director. Rolfe entertained him for hours with stories of the famous Yankees teams of the 1930's, which had a profound impact on Golenbock's unintended career path. After graduating law school, he eventually landed a job in the legal department of Prentice-Hall Publishing. Surprisingly, he was able to convince the head of the trade book division to allow him to write about the Yankees. The resulting book, Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949-64, became an instant bestseller, the first of many for Golenbock. Among his best-known works to follow include; The Bronx Zoo, Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Balls, with Graig Nettles, Bats, with Davey Johnson, Personal Fouls, a look at corruption in college basketball, and Teammates, a children's book about the relationship between Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. His latest work is entitled Rage: The Legend of "Baseball Bill" Denehy.

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