Won For The Ages

Author: Chicago Tribune
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 163319809X
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It has been called the last great American sports story, a quest that has spanned more than a century and captivated millions of fans. In 2016, the Chicago Cubs were at last baseball's champions, breaking the Curse of the Billy Goat and shedding the label of "lovable losers" once and for all. Led by manager Joe Maddon and built around rising stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs brought the Fall Classic back to the ivy-covered confines of Wrigley Field for the first time since 1945 and won the franchise's first championship since 1908 in unforgettable fashion. Re-live the Cubs' magical postseason run with Won for the Ages. This photo-packed collection of memories, stories and player profiles produced by the staff of the Chicago Tribune is the perfect look back at the sweet '16 season.

Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Champions Season Game Log Yearbook

Author: Michael Keneski
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539897514
Size: 42.54 MB
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History was made during the 2016 MLB season as the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years with a monumental Game 7 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Celebrate the team and all they achieved with the "Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Champions Season Game Log Yearbook" which will serve as a priceless keepsake for fans of the previously cursed franchise. Included in the Yearbook are 2016 team statistics, team leaders, all postseason game box scores, and quotes from each contest. A must have for all die-hard Cub fans in order to preserve a piece of history. *****THIS IS IS BOOK FORMAT WITH NO INSIDE PICTURES.*****

Major League Baseball 2016 World Series Champions The Big Book Of Activities

Author: Peg Connery-Boyd
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
ISBN: 9781492650218
Size: 66.68 MB
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The Chicago Cubswon the 2016 World Series! Let's celebrate! Grab your Chicago Cubs jersey, some crayons, and a pencil, and step up to the plate! * Create your very own Chicago Cubsbaseball card * Draw the Chicago CubsWorld Serieslogo * Decode secret messages * Connect the dots to find a World Serieshidden image * Solve baseball-themed mazes World Seriesfun for the ultimate Chicago Cubsfan!

A Season For The Ages

Author: Al Yellon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1683581164
Size: 69.52 MB
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No doubt, you’ve heard about the Cubs’ decades-long run of futility. They hadn’t won a pennant in seventy-one years or a World Series in a record 108 years. To the frustration of Cubs fans everywhere, the team often missed chances with soul-crushing defeats. But after a complete teardown that resulted in a 100-loss season in 2012, Theo Epstein and his baseball staff reversed that with the Cubs of 2016, a team that was not only supremely talented, but cared nothing for all the media narratives of losing. They did things during the regular season that no Cubs club had done in more than a century, including earning the most wins for the franchise since 1910. The club went on to defeat the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League playoffs before beating the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series. Anthony Rizzo, MVP candidate Kris Bryant, Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester, manager Joe Maddon, and fan favorites like Javier Baez and David Ross are the heroes of the 2016 Cubs’ story. Told by Al Yellon, managing editor of SB Nation’s Bleed Cubbie Blue, A Season to Remember chronicles not only the 2016 Cubs’ rise to the top of the baseball heap, but the team’s—and the fans’—long journey to get there.

Life Chicago Cubs

Author: The Editors of Life
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
ISBN: 1683300432
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Celebrate the Chicago Cubs' historic 2016 World Series championship with this beautifully illustrated 96-page special edition of Life. Through a masterfully-written narrative and unforgettable images explore the long history of the Cubs and the team's emotional intersection with America and larger cultural and political forces. And see how this year's league-leading team lifted sports' most enduring curse in dramatic and thrilling fashion. SPECIAL FEATURES: George F. Will on Wrigley Field, Steve Rushin on eternal Cubhood, Cait Murphy on the 1908 Cub Champions.

The Chicago Cubs

Author: Rich Cohen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374717311
Size: 14.53 MB
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A captivating blend of reportage and memoir exploring the history of the Chicago Cubs When Rich Cohen was eight years old, his father took him to see a Cubs game. On the way out of the park, his father asked him to make a promise. “Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan. The Cubs do not win,” he explained, “and because of that, a Cubs fan will have a diminished life determined by low expectations. That team will screw up your life.” As a result, Cohen became not just a Cubs fan but one of the biggest Cubs fans in the world. In this book, he captures the story of the team, its players and crazy days. Billy Sunday and Ernie Banks, Three Finger Brown and Ryne Sandberg, Bill Buckner, the Bartman Ball, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo—the early dominance followed by a 107 year trek across the wilderness. It’s all here—not just what happened, but what it felt like and what it meant. He searches for the cause of the famous curse. Was it the billy goat, kicked out of Wrigley Field in Game 5 of the 1945 World Series, or does it go back further, to the very origins of the franchise? Driven mad with futility, he went on the road with the team in search of answers, interviewed great players present and past, researched in libraries but also in the bleachers, double-fisted, a frosty malt in each hand, demanding answers. He came to see the curse as a burden but also as a blessing. Cubs fans are unique, emissaries from a higher realm, warning of hubris and vanity. The blue cap with the red C said, “My Kingdom is not of this world.” He interviewed the architects of the 2016 Cubs, the team that broke the curse. Here’s what he asked: How the hell did you do it? He was at (almost) every game of the 2016 playoff run—a run that culminated in (maybe) the single greatest baseball game ever played. He was excited but also terrified. Losing is easy. What would it mean to win? Wearing a Yankees hat meant corporate excellence. Wearing a Mets hat meant miracles. But wearing a Cubs hat meant loving the game on its most humdrum afternoon—September 13, 1979, say, 14 games out of first place, Larry Bittner driving in Ivan DeJesus. Would we lose that? Would being a Cubs become ordinary? A mix of memoir, reporting, history and baseball theology, this book, forty years in the making, has never been written because it never could be—only with the 2016 World Series can the true arc of the story finally be understood.

Chicago Cubs World Series Champions

Author: Anthony Curcio
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540403728
Size: 80.76 MB
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Hours of fun for grown-up's and kids alike with this detailed Chicago Cubs World Series Champions coloring book loaded with star players from the 2016 season. Also featuring an exciting and creative 'design your own' field, hat and uniform section and much more! Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Kris Bryant, Jake Arrieta, Addison Russell, Miguel Montero, Jason Hammel, Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Kyle Schwarber, Matt Szczur, Jorge Soler, David Ross and many more! For All Ages! Be sure to check out the author's latest releases in basketball books for children: Retro Jordan Series Volume 1: "Michael Jordan's Greatest Moments: An Inspirational Coloring Book Biography for Adults and Kids" The greatest moments of Michael Jordan's legendary NBA career told through detailed illustrations, facts, quotes and statistics. Volume 2: "Retro Air Jordan: Shoes: A Detailed Coloring Book for Adults and Kids" Hours of fun coloring and learning about your favorite Air Jordan shoes from the past or designing the new Air Jordan's for the future!

The End Of The Curse

Author: William Stanish
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998956701
Size: 46.62 MB
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In this unique and engaging book, author William Stanish recounts the drama of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series in which the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians to end a string of more than 100 years without a World Series championship. The account is poetic in nature, after the style of ¿Casey at the Bat,¿ with full-page color photographs illustrating the poem and the highlights of the game.The book is essentially the equivalent of a short story (41 pages), told with poetry and photos, of how the Chicago Cubs broke the ¿curse¿ to win Game 7, one of the most exciting World Series games ever played.The poem, ¿The End of the Curse,¿ is reminiscent of the classic baseball poem, ¿Casey at the Bat,¿ written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer. Not only do the poems have a similar rhythm, but they both focus on the drama of a single baseball game, and they both pay particular attention to the emotions of the spectators and viewers.In ¿The End of the Curse,¿ Stanish tells the story of Game 7 from the point of view of Cubs fans. Like ¿Casey at the Bat,¿ the poem is focused on the ¿home¿ team, with no mention of players on the opposing team. That reflects the notion that the battle against Cleveland was perhaps overshadowed by the battle against the ¿curse,¿ and the fear that fans would, once again, have to ¿wait till next year.¿In addition to covering the on-field drama, the author explores the psychological struggles of the fans as their emotions alternated among confidence, fear, hope, despair, and finally, jubilation. He also takes a fanciful look at the ¿curse¿ itself, and speculates on its own fear, its own nemesis, and what might have contributed to its own demise.The book provides a lasting memento of the Cubs' 2016 World Series championship, with a rich artistic and visual experience. And it provides an opportunity for fans of all ages to relive the events and the emotions of Game 7 with a poetic flair that will never grow old.

Teammate

Author: David Ross
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316559423
Size: 43.80 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER Packed with "compelling inside stories" (Chicago Tribune), Teammate is the inspiring memoir from "Grandpa Rossy," the veteran catcher who became the heart and soul of the 2016 Chicago Cubs championship team. In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Of the many storylines to Chicago's fairytale season, one stood out: the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up for 13 of his 15 pro seasons. Beyond Ross's remarkably strong play, he became the ultimate positive force in the Cubs locker room, mentoring and motivating his fellow players, some of them nearly twenty years his junior. Thanks to Cubs Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, "Grandpa Rossy" became a social media sensation. No one, however, could have predicted that Ross's home run in his final career at bat would help seal the Cubs championship. Now, in Teammate, Ross shares the inspiring story of his life in baseball, framed by the events of that unforgettable November night.

The Big Chair

Author: Ned Colletti
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735215731
Size: 22.37 MB
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“Ned Colletti is a baseball treasure with fascinating stories to tell from inside the game. The Big Chair is your all-access pass. After reading this book, you will not only understand the job of a general manager better but also the game of baseball itself.” --Tom Verducci, author of The Cubs Way and co-author of The Yankee Years “A fascinating behind-the-scenes account of his 35 years working in the front office of the Cubs, Giants and Dodgers....More than anything, Colletti shows how being a GM is a 24/7 thrill ride.” –Chicago Tribune An unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at the career of famed former Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager (a position also known as “The Big Chair”), whose tenure spanned nine of the most exciting and turbulent years in the franchise’s history. During his tenure with the Dodgers, Colletti had the highest winning percentage of any general manager in the National League. In The Big Chair, (co-authored by Joseph A. Reaves) he lets readers in on the real GM experience from his unique vantage point--sharing the inner workings of three of the top franchises in the sport, revealing the out-of-the-headlines machinations behind the trades, the hires and the deals; how the money really works; how the decision-making really works; how much power the players really have and why--the real brass tacks of some of the most pivotal decisions made in baseball history that led to great success along with heartbreak and failure on the field. Baseball fans will come for the grit and insight, stay for the heart, and pass it on for the wisdom. Ned Colletti began his MLB career with his beloved hometown team, the Chicago Cubs, more than 35 years ago. He worked in Chicago for a dozen years and was in the front office when the Cubs won the National League East in 1984 and 1989, after which he moved on as director of baseball operations for the SF Giants. By 1996, he became the Assistant GM for the Giants, before being hired as the GM in Los Angeles in 2006. There he oversaw the Dodgers through the highly publicized and acrimonious divorce battle between Frank and Jamie McCourt that culminated in the equally highly publicized sale of the team. He was present at the press conference where Don Mattingly, having just watched his team eliminated from the playoffs, used the post-season conference to vehemently discuss his lack of a contract extension. He brought marquee names like Greg Maddux and Clayton Kershaw to LA, as well as marquee drama with the likes of Manny Ramirez and Yasiel Puig; hired future Hall of Famer Joe Torre as manager; and oversaw fourteen Dodgers playoff wins. And these are just a few of the highlights. Colletti serves up a huge dish of first-hand experiences with some of the biggest names in baseball history (Barry Bonds, Greg Maddux, Don Mattingly, Don Zimmer, Tommy Lasorda, Scott Boras, Vin Scully, and more). From his humble early years living in a Chicago garage to his path to one of the most prestigious positions in professional sports, his very public and illustrious career has left a permanent handprint in the history of America's sport--and now he's ready to share the insight only those who have sat in The Big Chair have ever seen.