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Banks to Sandberg to Grace : five decades of love and frustration with the Chicago Cubs
Muskat, Carrie.
Publication Information:
Lincolnwood, Ill. : Contemporary Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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GV875.C6 B35 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The chronological saga of the post-World War II Chicago Cubs as told by those who were on the field, in the front office, or on the fringes, recounting more than fifty years of few victories and many heartaches.

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Library Journal Review

Chicago sports journalist Muskat has former and current players and personnel tell the story of the Cubs from their last pennant-winning year, 1945, to the present. Despite their losing ways, the Cubs have fans nationwide, and this book will circulate well in many libraries. It is more thorough than John Skipper's oral history, Take Me Out to the Cubs Game (LJ 8/00) and should be purchased along with George Castle's fine history The Million-to-One Team: Why the Chicago Cubs Haven't Won a Pennant Since 1945 (Diamond, 2000). (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908, but more books have been written about them than any team except the Yankees
Banks to Sandberg to Graceis one of the best.Phil Tatman,Orlando Sentinel
The Chicago Cubs are one of the most beloved teams in all of sports, though not for their success on the baseball field
The post-­World War II years have been especially rough for the Cubs: they have been without a pennant since 1945--longer than any team in the major leagues
But devoted Cubs fans c