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In this newly revised edition of Chicago Cubs: Where Have You Gone?, Chicago sportswriter Fred Mitchell catches up with over fifty former Cubs players—some of them famous, some of them obscure, all of them unforgettable. From Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, to lesser known players such as Pete LaCock, avid fans of this long-suffering team will remember them for every heartbreak, every costly error and, yes, every glorious moment. Chicago Cubs: Where Have You Gone? serves as both a yearbook of unforgettable memories and an “alumni guide” for fans to find out where their heroes have gone since capturing their full attention at Wrigley Field. Readers will find out what happened after the gloves came off with such Cubs greats as Ferguson Jenkins, Andy Pafko, Dickie Noles, Billy Williams, Milt Pappas, Bobby Dernier, Lee Smith, Scott Sanderson, Shawon Dunston, Ed Lynch, Don Zimmer, Steve Trout, Ron Santo, Steve Stone, Kerry Wood, and so many more.
The Chicago Cubs are one of NL's oldest teams - first known as the White Stockings in 1876 (you read that right), the Colts, the Orphans, then finally the Cubs in 1902. This team's colorful history includes dynasties, lots of World Series (but precious few championships), legendary infielders afforded their own poem, record breaking players, a banned goat that led to a curse, a landmark stadium that was built for a team called the Whales, a beloved shortstop turned first baseman, the last MLB team to add lights, and after 108 years of futility and heartache, a championship trophy in 2016. This year-by-year summary includes Standings, lists of pitchers and batters, in-season and post-season play, League news games, year-end awards and outcomes to each World Series. Whether you're a baseball fan or Cubs fan, herein are your heroes and memories.
Led by 4 Hall of Famers, Leo Durocher’s Cubbies brought north side fans thrills, joy, but also deep heartache. Before their well-documented fall to the NY Mets, the faithful watched the team rise to first, observe Billy Williams continue his consecutive-game streak, the formation of the Bleacher Bums, and Ken Holtzman’s no-hitter. But read on! In 1970, Ernie Banks hit a historic HR; two pitchers (one a rookie) tossed no-hitters in 1972; in 1976, a Cubs CF rescued the burning of the American flag; another Cub led the league in HRs in 1977, and in 1979, a strong wind at Wrigley before the Cubs/Phillies game made the final 23-22 score not much of a surprise. Two years later, after owning the club 65 years, the Wrigley family sold the club to the Tribune Company. What followed was a new, exciting era emerged, featuring a young infielder Dallas Green “stole” in a trade. Yes, this book includes the 2016 Championship team, but along the way, find the 5 Cy Young Award winners, the 4 Rookies of the Year, and the 4 MVP winners. This is what you get… § Yearly Standings, including those teams who placed 1st in Batting, Pitching, and Fielding. § Top Cub pitchers and hitters, a list of rookies, and those they obtained in a trade. § Club news plus dozens of noteworthy games (the winning or losing pitcher and batting stars) § League news, a list of other league games, and year-end awards.
At the start of the 1984 season, the Cubs culture, both inside Wrigley and out, began changing in a positive way, thanks in part to GM Dallas Green. The former Phillies manager assembled a playoff team - many of whom were not on the roster 3 years earlier. With Harry Caray at the mic, familiar names like Ryne Sandberg, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Trout, Lee Smith, Gary Matthews, Leon Durham, Jody Davis, and Bobby Dernier took the field. In true fashion, more heartache came at the hands of the San Diego Padres, but in years to come there was the Hawk, night games at Wrigley, Mad Dog Maddux, Slammin’ Sammy Sosa, and a tall, 20-year old rookie pitcher from Texas who pitched a game for the ages in only his 5th start. Several years later came a new GM, a new coach, and a long, long-awaited World Series trophy. § Yearly Standings, including a comparison with those placing 1st in Batting, Pitching, and Fielding. § Top pitchers, top hitters, a list of rookies, and those obtained in a trade. § Club news and dozens of noteworthy games (the winning or losing pitcher and batting stars) § League news, listing of other league games, and year-end awards.
Harry Caray's Restaurant, "the best steakhouse in Chicago"* with "the quintessential Chicago bar"**, is named for the late, renowned baseball announcer and has been designated the Official Home Plate of the Chicago Cubs. The bar is 60'6", the exact distance from the pitcher's mound to home plate, and the restaurant houses 1,500 pieces of baseball memorabilia, including photographs, vintage newspapers, a Sammy Sosa autographed bat, and items from Stan Musial, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, and others. Harry Caray's is just north of the Loop in one of Chicago's most architecturally significant buildings. The Harry Caray's Restaurant Cookbook is a visit to Chicago and the restaurant that serves "the best Chicken Vesuvio in the city"***. More than 150 recipes include "potent pasta, holy-cow steaks, and chicken fit for the Chairman of the Board." **** The stories, sidebars, and pictures bring back memories of baseball and Chicago. This important addition to the RoadfoodTM Cookbook series is sure to be a favorite with people in Chicagoland and throughout the country. "When you only have time to visit one restaurant in Chicago, it's got to be Harry Caray's" - David M. Lissner, Dining Chicago. * Chicago Tribune ** Jay Leno *** Chicago Tribune and ABC **** Chicago Sun Times
The alphabet introduces young readers to terminology, players, teams, and equipment associated with baseball
Provides access to the worlds of Howard Cosell and John Madden and the many sports personalities they cover, from the man responsible for making a winner out of the ailing CBS sports
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