"As a kid, I learned a good bit of math and geography, and also developed an early appreciation of language by following baseball and those who spoke and wrote about it. THE CUBS QUOTIENT is not only an entertaining read, it shows baseball for what it sometimes can be - a gateway to a larger world."--BOB COSTAS, NBC Sports
Baseball can be more than just fun entertainment, it can help teach global history too. Many sports fans used baseball box scores and statistics to learn math, but THE CUBS QUOTIENT fuses together baseball, GPS software, your personal cell or e-reader and fascinating tales from American/global history to create a hybrid book that helps get them off their couch and experience places in the real world that they read about in the book where historic moments occurred.
THE CUBS QUOTIENT reveals that no other professional team in existence has altered the course of human evolution the way the Chicago Cubs have, as revealed through nearly 200 stories spread over 77 chapters. A few of the things readers will learn in THE CUBS QUOTIENT include:
* Jackie Robinson was not the first African-American player* Al Capone worked with the Cubs on several occasions and sought to buy the team* One of the biggest White House scandals of 20th century revolved around a Cub* Sports psychology, medical science, stadium architecture advanced by Cubs* Modern religion (and Frank Sinatra's career) altered by North Siders* Both the NFL and MLB owe their existence to the Chicago Cubs
THE CUBS QUOTIENT sets the record straight about many misconceptions or myths that have been taught as fact for generations, but in reality are incorrect assumptions.
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Scott Rowan has worked in sports media since 1995 as a journalist, producer and publisher. His love of sports sprouted from the end of the bench, where he usually could be found, waiting to get in the game. A Maryland native raised in Richmond, Virginia, Scott never misses a Virginia Tech football game or dessert.Review:
"There are thousands of Cubs books written, but this one - THE CUBS QUOTIENT - is the most unique. ... It's fascinating!"-- BOB SIROTT, WGN Radio
"An unusual and entertaining examination of American and global history as seen through the prism of the iconic ball club. ... Rowan presents his cases with a light and entertaining manner - part conversational, part academic. He cites copious sources to back up his claims, and he details some truly historic events. ... amusing ... unique ..."-- Foreword Reviews magazine (Summer 2014)
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Book Description Sherpa Multimedia Inc., 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0989500306