Hoodoo: Unraveling the 100-Year Mystery of the Chicago Cubs

Hoodoo: Unraveling the 100-Year Mystery of the Chicago Cubs

by Mark Vancil, Elliott Harris, Grant DePorter
     
 

HOODOO DEFINITION:
someone or something believed to bring bad luck,
such as a jinx, hex or curse.

This is the story of how a hoodoo that afflicted the Chicago Cubs for more than one hundred years was revealed and ultimately—we believe—exorcized by Cubs fans around the world through a series of discoveries, rituals, and

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HOODOO DEFINITION:
someone or something believed to bring bad luck,
such as a jinx, hex or curse.

This is the story of how a hoodoo that afflicted the Chicago Cubs for more than one hundred years was revealed and ultimately—we believe—exorcized by Cubs fans around the world through a series of discoveries, rituals, and hoodoo-cleansing events.

It is a story of goats, black cats, Red Sox and White Sox, superstitions, at least one incredible account of voodoo, countless hoodoos, artifacts, history foretold by Nostradamus, and coincidence, uncovered in an archeological dig through one-hundred-year-old yellowed newsprint.

Ultimately it�s about one man�s carelessness, and how loose lips and arrogance initiated a hoodoo of epic proportions, an act so utterly egregious that it trumped a remarkable World Series run, and for one hundred years thereafter forbade another.

As we have found (and you will see) everything that has happened to the Chicago Cubs—from their 1945 World Series failure to their 1969 collapse, to the infamous foul ball in the 2003 playoffs—reverts to a single source in 1908, Hoodoo Ground Zero for Cubs fans near and far.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982051207
Publisher:
Rare Air Books
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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