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Title:
The complete Chicago Cubs : the total encyclopedia of the team
Author:
Gentile, Derek.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[Revised edition].
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
704 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Fully revised and up-to-date"--Book jacket.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781579123796
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The definitive sourcebook for Cubs fans everywhere, this lavish encyclopedia contains information on every player who ever stepped up to the plate for the Cubs, every statistic, and every important moment in Cubs history.

More than just an incredible collection of statistics, this Cubs tribute reminds fans of blockbuster trades, great players who got away, notable accomplishments by some un-notable Cubs players, and more. All the vital numbers that baseball obsessives covet are here, from the number of strike-outs Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown threw in 1909 (172), to the Slugging Average of Rogers Hornsby in 1929 (.679), to the number of balls Sammy Sosa hit out of the park in 1998 (66).


Author Notes

Derek Gentile is a reporter for the Berkshire Eagle in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He is also a sportswriter and Baseball Historian for Berkshire County.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 5
Part I The Story of the Chicago Cubs
The History of the Chicago Cubsp. 10
The Story of Wrigley Fieldp. 48
Other Fields of Dreamsp. 50
Before They Were the Cubsp. 51
The World Series Teamsp. 52
The 10 Most Dramatic Moments in Cubs Historyp. 57
The Near Missesp. 59
Fun with Numbersp. 60
All in the Familyp. 61
10 Players You Didn't Know Were Cubsp. 62
Cubs Bad Boysp. 63
Cubs Tragediesp. 64
Superstitions and Odd Habitsp. 65
10 Best Trades in Cubs Historyp. 66
10 Worst Trades in Cubs Historyp. 68
The Managersp. 69
The Infamous College of Coachesp. 71
The Chicago Cubs Broadcastersp. 72
Part II The Players: Complete Cubs Player Career Statistics with Biographies of the 100 Best Chicago Cubs
Key to Statistics (position players)p. 75
Position Playersp. 77
Key to Statistics (pitchers)p. 416
Pitchersp. 417
Appendix A Postseason Playp. 661
Appendix B Chicago Cubs Record Holdersp. 677
Photo Creditsp. 687