Windy City World Series I 1906 White Sox Cubs

Author: Richard Chabowski
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469795744
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Windy City World Series I 1906 White Sox Cubs from the Author: Richard Chabowski. The year 1906 holds special significance for the city of Chicago for a number of reasons, but probably nothing generated as much excitement as the all-Chicago World Series that pitted the White Sox against the Cubs. Upton Sinclair had just written The Jungle, which revealed the inner workings of the city’s slaughterhouses. There was also a new central city and county government building rising in the Loop. In considerations of that year, however, it is the city’s two baseball teams that probably generate the most attention. More than one hundred years have passed, and we still haven’t seen a repeat of the all-Chicago World Series. This history examines the bold moves made by ballclub owners and managers, and puts the significance of baseball in context with this detailed account of the events of 1906. It also introduces Charles Comiskey before the “Black Sox” scandal as well as Charles Murphy, the feisty, lively owner of the Cubs. The entire season is relived in Windy City World Series I: 1906, White Sox–Cubs.

Chicago In The World Series 1903 2005

Author: Bruce A. Rubenstein
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078642575X
Size: 35.71 MB
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Chicago In The World Series 1903 2005 from the Author: Bruce A. Rubenstein. "With a chapter on each World Series involving a Chicago team, this book covers 100 years of October baseball in the Windy City, from the 1906 classicwhich pitted the North Siders against the South Siders-to 2005, when the White Sox ended 88 years of frus

When Chicago Ruled Baseball

Author: Bernard A. Weisberger
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062117696
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When Chicago Ruled Baseball from the Author: Bernard A. Weisberger. In 1906 the baseball world saw something that had never been done. Two teams from the same city squared off against each other in a World Series that pitted the heavily favored Cubs of the National League against the hardscrabble American League champion White Sox. Now, more than a century later, noted historian Bernard A. Weisberger tells the tale of a unique time in baseball, a unique time in America, and a time when Chicago was at the center of it all. When Chicago Ruled Baseball brings to life a dazzling epoch in a land of the self-made man—where A. G. Spalding helped establish baseball as both a national pastime and a thriving business, where Mordecai “Three-Finger” Brown overcame a horribly disfiguring injury and pitched his way into the Hall of Fame . . . and Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance proved that you could use teamwork to stand out as stars. Weisberger brings to life an unforgettable story of how a city that had rebuilt itself from the ashes of the Great Fire thirty-five years earlier became the focal point of an entire baseball-loving country, and one grand sporting contest staked its claim as one of the most remarkable and electrifying World Series ever to be played. Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.

Professional Baseball Teams In Illinois Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Gateway Grizzlies Rockford Riverhawks Springfield Cardinals

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155251622
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Professional Baseball Teams In Illinois Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Gateway Grizzlies Rockford Riverhawks Springfield Cardinals from the Author: Source Wikipedia. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Gateway Grizzlies, Rockford RiverHawks, Springfield Cardinals, Schaumburg Flyers, Peoria Chiefs, Normal CornBelters, Joliet JackHammers, Windy City ThunderBolts, Southern Illinois Miners, Decatur Commodores, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Fielders, Joliet Slammers, McHenry County K-Nines, Bloomington Bloomers, Peoria Distillers, Paris Parisians, Centralia Cubs, Mount Vernon Kings, Quincy Cubs. Excerpt: The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Chicago, Illinois.The White Sox play in the American League's Central Division. Since 1991, the White Sox have played in U.S. Cellular Field, which was originally called New Comiskey Park and nicknamed The Cell by local fans. The White Sox are one of two major league clubs based in Chicago, the other being the Chicago Cubs of the National League. The White Sox last won the World Series in 2005 when they played the Houston Astros and swept them in four games. One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Chicago team was established as a major league baseball club in 1900. The club was originally called the Chicago White Stockings, after the nickname abandoned by the Cubs, and the name was soon shortened to Chicago White Sox, believed to have been because the paper would shorten it to Sox in the headlines. At this time, the team played their home games at South Side Park. In 1910, the team moved into historic Comiskey Park, which they would inhabit for more than eight decades. The White Sox were a strong team during their first two decades, winning the 1906 World Series with a defense-oriented team dubbed "the Hitless Wonders," and the 1917 World Series led by Eddie Cicotte, Eddie Collins, and Shoeless Joe Jackson. The 1919 World Series, however, was marred by the Black Sox Scandal, in which several promine...

More Than Merkle

Author: David Wallace Anderson
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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More Than Merkle from the Author: David Wallace Anderson. The author looks back to 1908 as the most thrilling year in baseball, recreating this seminal season in flashy, lifelike detail for readers.

Shoeless Joe

Author: W.P. Kinsella
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 9780795311710
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Shoeless Joe from the Author: W.P. Kinsella. Ray Kinsella is sitting quietly on the back porch of his Iowa farm one evening when he hears the ghostly voice of a baseball announcer who says to him, “If you build it, he will come.” Needing no further explanation, Kinsella immediately sees in his mind’s eye a baseball field that he is being asked to create in the middle of a corn field. The voice will speak only two other things to Ray: “Ease his pain” and “Go the distance,” and yet the dreaming, idealistic man knows just what he is supposed to do. He knows that digging up the corn field in the back of his house will inspire the return of baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson, a man whose reputation was forever tarnished by the scandalous 1919 World Series. So opens the award-winning novel by W.P. Kinsella which was the inspiration for the incredibly popular film Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner. W.P. Kinsella has been called a great writer of baseball novels but this title transcends that description. Kinsella doesn’t merely treat baseball as a subject in and of itself; instead, he uses it as a metaphor to discuss larger issues such as innocence, belief, and perhaps above all of these things, America. Shoeless Joe is a parable about one of the most fundamental American ideals: beginning anew. By plowing up a large section of his farmland, Ray Kinsella is both building and rebuilding, creating what has never been as well as re-creating in a sense what had come before. The land had been a place where past sins could be expunged and a new vision realized. It is exactly this sort of renewal that Kinsella’s quixotic creation brings about. Most importantly, this is a story about renewal and redress of trauma and sins of the past. Shoeless Joe is #47 on the Sports Illustrated Greatest 100 Sports books.

The National Pastime Volume 16

Author: Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)
Publisher: Society for American Baseball Research
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The National Pastime Volume 16 from the Author: Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). The National Pastime offers baseball history available nowhere else. Each fall this publication from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) explores baseball history with fresh and often surprising views of past players, teams, and events. Drawn from the research efforts of more than 6,700 SABR members, The National Pastime establishes an accurate, lively, and entertaining historical record of baseball.