The Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty : Before the Curse Hardback
by Hal Bock
The last time the Chicago Cubs played in the World Series, World War II had just ended.
The last time they won a World Series, World War I had not yet begun.
But from 1906-1910 the Cubs not only played in the World Series four of the five years, they won two World Championships, as well.
It was a time when the Cubs ruled baseball, and no one could have imagined the roller coaster adventures that were ahead for this grand old franchise.
In The Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty: Before the Curse, Hal Bock tells the story of this legendary team, the characters who were central to its success, and the misfortunes which have plagued the team ever since.
Stars such as pitcher Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown and the double-play combination of Tinker to Evers to Chance are profiled, as are opponents who caused the Cubs unending headaches, like superstar pitcher Christy Mathewson and immortal shortstop Honus Wagner.
A chronology and cast of characters set the stage for the reader before Bock delves into the early history of the Cubs and the assembly of what would become a dynasty.
With talent to spare and just a little bit of luck going their way, the Chicago Cubs were unstoppable. But when an angry fan issued a curse on the team during the 1945 World Series, some believe it marked the beginning of the end for this storied franchise.
Featuring 100-year-old images from historic baseball cards, profiles of Hall of Fame legends, and a foreword by Cubs supporter and TV star Joe Mantegna, The Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty will appeal to all baseball fans, but especially to those always-passionate Cubs enthusiasts from around the nation.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 238 pages, 12 black & white halftones
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
- Publication Date: 14/04/2016
- Category: Sports teams & clubs
- ISBN: 9781442253308
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