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The greatest Cubs players, the greatest Cubs teams, and the greatest Cubs moments this book describes them all in a way that will thrill every fan. Jam-packed with historic photos, memorabilia, clippings, and in-depth commentary, Chicago Cubs: Yesterday & Today is a detailed and fascinating snapshot of the history of the fabled Major League baseball franchise.
Follow the Chicago Cubs progress from the time they won the first National League pennant in 1876 all the way through their trips to the postseason in the 21st century.
Get up close and personal with all-time great Cubs players, including Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, Greg Maddux, Sammy Sosa, Cap Anson, Hack Wilson, Ron Santo, Ferguson Jenkins, Bruce Sutter, and Lee Smith yesterday s heroes to today s superstars.
All the highlights and the lowlights are here: the superstars, the personalities, the stats, and the superstitions.
Visit the ivy-covered walls of the iconic Wrigley Field, with its quirks and old-time charm.
Share the thoughts and memories of Cubs legend Ron Santo in his foreword.
No team is more beloved, more beleaguered, and more bedecked with an illustrious history than the Chicago Cubs, and this tribute book captures it all.
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Ron Santo's name is synonymous with Chicago Cubs baseball. In his 14 seasons as the team's third baseman, he was a nine-time All-Star and a five-time Gold Glove winner. In 2003, he became only the third player in franchise history to have his uniform number retired. He now provides color commentary for Chicago Cubs radio broadcasts.
Saul Wisnia is the author or coauthor of numerous books about baseball, including For The Love of the Boston Red Sox, Armchair Reader: Baseball, The Golden Age of Baseball, Baseball's Prime-Time Stars, Wit and Wisdom of Baseball, Babe Ruth: His Life and Times, and Best of Baseball. A former sports and features correspondent for the Washington Post, Wisnia has also written for The Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated, the Boston Herald, Red Sox Magazine and many other publications. He is a founding member of the Boston Braves Historical Association.
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Book Description Publications International, Ltd., 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1412716446