The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Cubs is a decade-by-decade look at one of baseball’s most beloved if hard-luck teams, starting with the franchise’s beginnings in 1876 as the Chicago White Stockings and ending with the triumphant 2016 World Series championship.
For more than a century, the Chicago Tribune has documented every Cubs season through original reporting, photography, and box scores. For the first time, this mountain of Cubs history has been mined and curated by the paper’s sports department into a single one-of-a-kind volume. Each era in Cubs history includes its own timeline, profiles of key players and coaches, and feature stories that highlight it all, from the heavy hitters to the no-hitters to the one-hit wonders.
And of course, you can’t talk about the Cubs without talking about Wrigley Field. In this book, readers will find a complete history of that most sacred of American stadiums, where Hack Wilson batted in 191 runs—still the major-league record—in 1930, where Sammy Sosa earned the moniker “Slammin’ Sammy,” and where fans congregated, even when the team was on the road, throughout its scintillating championship run.
The award-winning journalists, photographers, and editors of the Chicago Tribune have produced a comprehensive collector’s item that every Cubs fan will love.
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Table of ContentsForeword
About This Book
Chapter 1: The 1800s: Diamonds in the rough
Chapter 2: The 1900s: Glory days
Chapter 3: The 1910s: Heading for home
Chapter 4: The 1920s: Building a foundation
Chapter 5: The 1930s: 0-for-October
Chapter 6: The 1940s: War games
Chapter 7: The 1950s: A lone-star state
Chapter 8: The 1960s: Change-makers, heartbreakers
Chapter 9: The 1970s: Running on empty
Chapter 10: The 1980s: Flipping the switch
Chapter 11: The 1990s: Slammin’ Sammy and Kid K
Chapter 12: The 2000s: Slipped their grip
Chapter 13: The 2010s: The best-laid plans
Extra Innings: The Best of the Cubs
The Trophy Case
The Postseason Series
The Top 5 Best Trades
The Top 5 Worst Trades
Legends, Curses and Myths
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I placed this order for a friend who is a life-long Cubs fan. It arrived promptly & in fine condition. She said it lived up to her expectations, providing a very detailed history of the Cubs, from their inception through the current day. She especially enjoyed reading about the 1929 team, about which her mother used to reminisce, as well as reliving memories from subsequent years when she, too, was a season-ticket holder. She also liked browsing through all the old pictures.