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Chicago Baseball in the City
     

Chicago Baseball in the City

by Derek Gentile
 

Ever since 1851 when two amateur teams from Joliet and Lockport met on the diamond for the city's first recorded game, Chicago has been a baseball kind of town. Covering everything from major leagues to little leagues, Chicago: Baseball in the City is a comprehensive catalog of the enduring love between the city and the sport. .It features:

Overview

Ever since 1851 when two amateur teams from Joliet and Lockport met on the diamond for the city's first recorded game, Chicago has been a baseball kind of town. Covering everything from major leagues to little leagues, Chicago: Baseball in the City is a comprehensive catalog of the enduring love between the city and the sport. .It features:

• Information from the “Black Sox” Scandal of 1919 to Slammin' Sammy Sosa's quest for the homerun title;

• A foreword by Studs Terkel, and great reading on the Major, Minor and Little Leagues to the historic National Negro League, Women's Leagues and College teams;

• Meet hometown heroes like “Shoeless Joe” Jackson, Charles Cominskey, and popular announcer Harry Caray, and visit legendary Wrigley Field and Cominskey Park;

• Chicago's baseball culture is almost as famous as the players. From the Bleacher Bums at Wrigley Field to the Polish dogs piled sky-high, get to know what makes the die-hard fans tick;

• The 10 Best and 10 Worst Chicago Baseball Moments and the 10 Most Outrageous Chicago Baseball Moments.;

• Fans of the sport and of the city will love the more than 100 contemporary and historical photos and extended captions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592235766
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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