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: 44.30 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: 10.95 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: 49.20 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.

Chicago Cubs World Series Champions

Author: Anthony Curcio
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540403728
Size: 54.56 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!

Life Chicago Cubs

Author: The Editors of Life
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
ISBN: 1683300432
Size: 12.83 MB
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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.

Teammate

Author: David Ross
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9780316559454
Size: 14.16 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.

2016 World Series Champtions National League

Author: Major League Baseball
Publisher:
ISBN: 077100317X
Size: 21.24 MB
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Celebrate the 2016 World Series champions with the only official publication licensed by Major League Baseball! When the Cubs clinched the final out of the 2016 World Series, the city collectively exhaled; the wait was finally over. Chicago's National League franchise ended its 108-year title drought this season, winning a Major League-best 103 games and leading the NL Central wire to wire. All five of the Cubs' starting pitchers posted double-digits in wins, while Kyle Hendricks led the Majors in ERA and WHIP with Jon Lester not far behind. And a young core bolstered by Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Javier Baez and countless other stars who had led the club to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons brought the world title to Wrigleyville for the first time since 1908, ushering in a new era of prosperity. 2016 World Series Champions takes fans out to the ball game and right down to the field-level action. Published in partnership with MLB and researched and written by their own in-house team of committed and knowledgeable baseball experts, this commemorative keepsake offers fans not only a detailed game-by-game recap of the World Series Champion's run through the annual Fall Classic, but also a history of the World Series. With more than 200 incredible photographs, descriptive game analysis, profiles of every member of the team, statistics and box scores, this official MLB publication celebrates the most memorable and magical highlights from the entire 2016 MLB season. It's all here -- the biggest hits, the unbelievable throws, the most talked-about trades, great plays, amazing comebacks, and a season of unforgettable moments.

The Cubs Way

Author: Tom Verducci
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 080419002X
Size: 49.99 MB
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The New York Times Bestseller With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions. It took 108 years, but it really happened. The Chicago Cubs are once again World Series champions. How did a team composed of unknown, young players and supposedly washed-up veterans come together to break the Curse of the Billy Goat? Tom Verducci, twice named National Sportswriter of the Year and co-writer of The Yankee Years with Joe Torre, will have full access to team president Theo Epstein, manager Joe Maddon, and the players to tell the story of the Cubs' transformation from perennial underachievers to the best team in baseball. Beginning with Epstein's first year with the team in 2011, Verducci will show how Epstein went beyond "Moneyball" thinking to turn around the franchise. Leading the organization with a manual called "The Cubs Way," he focused on the mental side of the game as much as the physical, emphasizing chemistry as well as statistics. To accomplish his goal, Epstein needed manager Joe Maddon, an eccentric innovator, as his counterweight on the Cubs' bench. A man who encourages themed road trips and late-arrival game days to loosen up his team, Maddon mixed New Age thinking with Old School leadership to help his players find their edge. The Cubs Way takes readers behind the scenes, chronicling how key players like Rizzo, Russell, Lester, and Arrieta were deftly brought into the organization by Epstein and coached by Maddon to outperform expectations. Together, Epstein and Maddon proved that clubhouse culture is as important as on-base-percentage, and that intangible components like personality, vibe, and positive energy are necessary for a team to perform to their fullest potential. Verducci chronicles the playoff run that culminated in an instant classic Game Seven. He takes a broader look at the history of baseball in Chicago and the almost supernatural element to the team's repeated loses that kept fans suffering, but also served to strengthen their loyalty. The Cubs Way is a celebration of an iconic team and its journey to a World Championship that fans and readers will cherish for years to come.

The Chicago Cubs

Author: Rich Cohen
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250192783
Size: 74.36 MB
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The New York Times bestselling author of Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football “knocks it out of the park” (Vanity Fair) in this captivating blend of sports reportage and memoir, exploring the history of the 2016 World Series champions, the Chicago Cubs. Now a New York Times bestseller 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.” 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, in The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse—not just what happened, but what it felt like and what it meant. Featuring extensive interviews with players, owners, and coaches, this mix of memoir, reporting, history, and baseball theology—forty years in the making—has never been written because it never could be. Only with the 2016 World Series can the true arc ofthe story finally be understood.