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Wrigley Field: The Centennial: 100 Years at the Friendly Confines [NOOK Book]

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Originally called Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field hosted its first game in 1914, and the 2014 season marks the 100th anniversary of baseball’s second oldest ballpark. In Wrigley Field: The Centennial, Les Krantz tells the story of Wrigley’s first 100 years—from the origins of the ivy on the outfield walls and ballpark traditions such as throwing back home run balls to Ruth’s called shot in the 1933 World Series and unforgettable moments featuring stars Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, Greg ...

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Overview

Originally called Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field hosted its first game in 1914, and the 2014 season marks the 100th anniversary of baseball’s second oldest ballpark. In Wrigley Field: The Centennial, Les Krantz tells the story of Wrigley’s first 100 years—from the origins of the ivy on the outfield walls and ballpark traditions such as throwing back home run balls to Ruth’s called shot in the 1933 World Series and unforgettable moments featuring stars Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, Greg Maddux, and more. Featuring numerous photographs, Wrigley’s first century is beautifully documented and an originally produced DVD narrated by Lou Boudreau Jr. and Ron Santo Jr. features footage from throughout the stadium’s history and interviews with Jack Brickhouse, Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, and others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623686697
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Les Krantz has worked for Chicago magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Esquire, Golf, and Ski. He is the author of many sports books, including Dark Horses and Underdogs, Not Till the Fat Lady Sings, Reel Baseball, Yankee Classics, and Yankee Stadium: A Tribute. He lives in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Just bought this book for my brother, who is a big Cubs fan. You

    Just bought this book for my brother, who is a big Cubs fan. You need to proof read your books! On page 9 you have Ernie Banks as MVP 1948-49 and then on page 73 Banks is MVP in 1958-59. He just started playing in 1953 for the Cubs. Get your facts straight! Will probably take the book back to the store and buy something else for my brother.

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  • Posted January 1, 2014

    I am the author of this book and do not normally review my own b

    I am the author of this book and do not normally review my own book. I am doing so now to call you attention to fraudulent information in "Henry Beemis' review (probably a phony name) of my book. I am a respected baseball historian and have been honored many times at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The "mistakes" Beemis cites no not exist in book, which can be easily verified. He is obviously--and for some unknown reason-- trying too sabotage my book. This review should be removed, since it has no basis in reality. He is, sorry, full of BS!

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  • Posted November 19, 2013

    There are too many mistakes to rate this book any higher. For

    There are too many mistakes to rate this book any higher. For example, Ernie Banks' back to back MVP seasons were 1958 and 1959, not 1948 and 1949. The Mets were not a National League team in 1935. They did not exist prior to 1962. The Cardinals of 1935 were not "The Whiz Kids," they were The Gashouse Gang. Milt Pappas did not pitch the last no hitter in Cubs history. Carlos Zambrano has since pitched one. ..................... I'm not a Cubs and I would think a Cubs fan would be disappointed in this effort. A die hard fan would probably spot a few more errors that I omitted.,,,,,,,,,, Sorry, I really wanted to like this book.

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