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The Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs

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by Warren Brown
     
 

First published in 1946, Warren Brown’s history of the Cubs, like Frederick G. Lieb’s history of the St. Louis Cardinals, was commissioned by G. P. Putnam’s Sons. Brown begins with the founding of the National League—with the Cubs as a charter member—in 1876 and continues through the 1945 World Series, which the Cubs lost to the Detroit

Overview

First published in 1946, Warren Brown’s history of the Cubs, like Frederick G. Lieb’s history of the St. Louis Cardinals, was commissioned by G. P. Putnam’s Sons. Brown begins with the founding of the National League—with the Cubs as a charter member—in 1876 and continues through the 1945 World Series, which the Cubs lost to the Detroit Tigers.

Brown, of course, covers the Hall of Fame Cub infield of (Joe) Tinker to (Johnny) Evers to (Frank) Chance, the most memorable double-play combination in the history of baseball. Other legendary Cubs and their illustrious opponents include Grover Cleveland Alexander, Adrian C. “Cap” Anson, Phil Cavaretta, Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Rip Collins, Kiki Cuyler, Dizzy Dean, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Hank Greenberg, Charlie Grimm, Lefty Grove, Stan Hack, Gabby Hartnett, Rogers Hornsby, Pepper Martin, Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Pie Traynor, and Hack Wilson.

In his final chapter, Brown discusses and compiles what he calls the “All-Time Chicago National League Baseball Squad,” with two to five players listed for each position (more for pitchers). Brown also includes Cubs “statistical addenda,” such as home run leaders, leading pitchers, World Series records, and the Cubs versus White Sox “city series” records. The book is illustrated with twenty-two photographs.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Warren William Brown was the Mencken of the sports page. Unlike many of his colleagues, he was an independent thinker, a sophisticated loner who often wrote with a blistering pen, sparing neither friend nor foe. Baseball was his principal turf, but he was knowledgeable in all the major sports and for more than a half century had a front row seat at all of the big events.”—Jerome Holtzman from the Foreword

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809323685
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Writing Baseball Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Jerome Holtzman, the 1989 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, began his career as a copy boy with the Chicago Daily News in 1943. He has covered baseball with the Chicago Sun-Times for twenty-two years and with the Chicago Tribune for over forty years. In 1999, he was named official historian for major league baseball.

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