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Ever since 1851 when two amateur teams from Joliet and Lockport met on the diamond for the city's first recorded game, Chicago has been a baseball kind of town. Covering everything from major leagues to little leagues, Chicago: Baseball in the City is a comprehensive catalog of the enduring love between the city and the sport. .It features:
Information from the Black Sox” Scandal of 1919 to Slammin' Sammy Sosa's quest for the homerun title;
A foreword by Studs Terkel, and great reading on the Major, Minor and Little Leagues to the historic National Negro League, Women's Leagues and College teams;
Meet hometown heroes like Shoeless Joe” Jackson, Charles Cominskey, and popular announcer Harry Caray, and visit legendary Wrigley Field and Cominskey Park;
Chicago's baseball culture is almost as famous as the players. From the Bleacher Bums at Wrigley Field to the Polish dogs piled sky-high, get to know what makes the die-hard fans tick;
The 10 Best and 10 Worst Chicago Baseball Moments and the 10 Most Outrageous Chicago Baseball Moments.;
Fans of the sport and of the city will love the more than 100 contemporary and historical photos and extended captions.
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Book Description Thunder Bay Press, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M159223576X
Book Description Thunder Bay Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11159223576X