The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Cubs: A Decade-By-Decade History

The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Cubs: A Decade-By-Decade History


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572842175
Publisher: Agate
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 198,793
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

The Chicago Tribune, founded in 1847, is the flagship newspaper of the Chicago Tribune Media Group. Its staff comprises dedicated, award-winning journalists who have authored many best-selling books.

Table of Contents



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 Ballparks

The Trophy Case

The Postseason Series

The No-Hitters

The Top 5 Best Trades

The Top 5 Worst Trades

The Broadcasters

Legends, Curses and Myths



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