Book Reviews

Book Review: "Spalding's World Tour"

Albert G. Spalding, the founder of this company more than 100 years ago, was also a major league baseball player, an executive, and a self-titled impresario who, 117 winters ago, arranged a grand...

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Cubs

In 1984, the Chicago Cubs captured the hearts and minds of Chicago sports fans. Even though they fell short of winning the World Series, the team left an indelible mark on a generation of Cubs fans who remember hearing Van Halen's "Jump" open WGN telecasts.

Book Review: "When Chicago Ruled Baseball"

With a Cub World Series appearance seemingly farther away than ever these days, I thought it might be fun to read, and share with you, "When Chicago Ruled Baseball", a book about the 1906...

Book Review: "Game Of Shadows"

copyright 1973, universal press syndicate That's what Barry Bonds is. Guilty! Guilty, guilty, guilty!! It's so clear (and not "The Clear", one of the "designer steroids" Bonds took as described in...

Book Review: "The Last Nine Innings"

As today is an off day for Our Heroes, who can bask in their 16-7 win Monday for an extra day, I thought I'd take time out to review "The Last Nine Innings", which I can best describe as "A Lefty's...

Book Review: "Wrigleyworld"

Man, did Wrigleyworld make me feel old. And that's not necessarily a bad thing, either. Kevin Kaduk is a twentysomething from the Chicago suburbs, who after college took a job as a sportswriter for...

Book Review: "Foul Ball"

I was just hanging out in Barnes & Noble a couple of weeks ago, and wandered over, as I often do, to the baseball book section looking for something new to read. I found the Sporting News Baseball...

Book Review: "Luckiest Man"

It being a slow holiday weekend, there's nothing better than to sit down with a good book, and that's what Jonathan Eig's "Luckiest Man" is. Actually, I've been plowing through this one slowly over...

Summer Reading

While the rest of you were watching or listening to the latest debacle, today's 8-7 Cub loss to the Brewers, I was sitting by the Atlantic Ocean finishing the two books I wanted to read this week. S...

Book Review: "Wrigley Field: The Unauthorized Biography"

Today, we rest. The team is resting -- Dusty Baker says he's gone fishing. We've stewed enough about Wood and Prior. Right? So it's time to take a bit of leisure, and something I heartily recommend...

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