Wrigley Field : A Celebration of the Friendly Confines

Wrigley Field : A Celebration of the Friendly Confines

by Stephen Green, Mark Jacob
     
 

Created in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, a unique tribute to baseball's most beloved landmark

Wrigley Field brings to life and pays tribute to one of baseball's greatest ballparks. The story of this revered park, from its opening in 1914 through today, this revered park's story is gloriously depicted in picture and in word. This

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Created in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, a unique tribute to baseball's most beloved landmark

Wrigley Field brings to life and pays tribute to one of baseball's greatest ballparks. The story of this revered park, from its opening in 1914 through today, this revered park's story is gloriously depicted in picture and in word. This up-close-and personal record, proves why Wrigley is sacred ground to millions, from its manually operated scoreboard and the climbing green ivy of its outfield walls, to the raucous bleacher bums and bright days bathed in sunlight, massaged by Lake Michigan's soothing breezes. It is a refuge, it is a haven, it is an escape­­from the workweek or from homework. Produced with the full cooperation of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field pays fitting tribute to the ballpark's extraordinary nine decades­its history and unique features, its vitality, its people, and its greatest moments­­through intimate, enthralling perspectives from the team's official photographer, Stephen Green, as well asteam and private archives. Wrigley Field is the most stunningly visual and complete book ever on this beloved park that is like no other.

Stephen Green began photographing Wrigley Field under an Illinois Arts Council grant in 1981. The next year, he became the Cubs' official photographer, a position he has held ever since. Before joining the Cubs full time, he was a staff photographer for the "The Oprah Winfrey Show." He lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

Mark Jacob is an assistant news editor at the Chicago Tribune and coauthor of The Game That Was. He lives in Skokie, Illinois.

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"Welcome to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field," reads a sign above the visitors' dugout at the Chicago stadium, but visitors to the historic field seldom feel confined at all. In fact, the Cubs' home grounds evokes a reverence that only Boston's Fenway Park and New York's Yankee Stadium can rival. Photographer Stephen Green and writer Mark Jacob have created a fitting paean to Wrigley's 89 years of major league service. "Mr. Cub," Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, provides a nostalgic foreword.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071385633
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
11.22(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Green began photographing Wrigley Field under an Illinois Arts Council grant in 1981. The next year, he became the Cubs' official photographer, a position he has held ever since. Before joining the Cubs full time, he was a staff photographer for the "The Oprah Winfrey Show." He lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

Mark Jacob is an assistant news editor at the Chicago Tribune and coauthor of The Game That Was. He lives in Skokie, Illinois.

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