The I-55 Series: Cubs vs. Cardinals by George Castle, Jim Rygelski
Between the baseball-rich cities of Chicago and St. Louis lies a stretch of highway, known as Interstate 55, that has been the battleground for the hearts and minds of baseball fans for generations. 1-55 bridges the 294-mile gap between these two great midwestern hubs. The 1-55 Series offers baseball fans the opportunity to recall one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports, the Cubs vs. the Cardinals. From Hornsby vs. Tinkers to Evers to Chance, to Musial vs. Banks, to Gibson vs. Jenkins, to McGwire vs. Sosa, many of baseball's greatest players have served as catalysts to spark this intense rivalry.
A native Chicagoan, George Castle covers the Chicago Cubs and the White Sox for the "Times of Northwest Indiana," the Chicago area's fourth largest newspaper. His weekly radio program, Diamond Gems, is broadcast on forty stations. He is the author of seven other books, including "Where Have All Our Cubs Gone?," "The Million To One Team: Why The Chicago Cubs Haven't Won the Pennant Since 1945," and "I Remember Harry Caray,"
Rygelski is a St. Louis Cardinals beat reporter, and an active memeber of SABR.