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A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred

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GEORGE F. WILL is one of the most widely read writers in the world, with his twice-weekly syndicated column appearing in more than five hundred newspapers and online news sources. He is a Fox News contributor and the author of thirteen books, including Men at Work, With a Happy Eye But . . ., Bunts, The Woven Figure, and One Man’s America. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and the Bradley Prize for outstanding intellectual achievement, he lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Review:

"More than just about a ball park with a powerful mystique, Will's (Men at Work) book on Wrigley Field offers a rich history of the city of Chicago through its hapless baseball team. In celebration of the ballpark's 100th year, Will compiles a random batch of anecdotes and history about the franchise that inhabits this much loved though antiquated structure with its famous ivy-covered walls. ('It is not a good sign for fans when their team's venue is better known for the attractiveness of its flora than for the excellence of the athletes who have played there,' Will quips.) Broad-ranging topics include beer and its legendary importance in baseball, the long-standing resistance to installing lights for night games, personality quirks of the father-son owners, chewing gum kings William and P.K. Wrigley, and colorful takes on famed Cub Ernie Banks and (mostly) beloved sportscaster Harry Caray. The reader will learn about numbers — — attendance, beer prices, stadium stats, monies paid for the team — and enjoy reflections by the author, who understands firsthand the trials and tribulations of being a Cubs fan. Rooting for the Cubs, he writes, is 'a lifelong tutorial in delay gratification.' As Will illustrates in his book, there's plenty for Cubs fans to celebrate from the past 100 years, even if a world series isn't one of them. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385349314
Author:
Will, George
Publisher:
Crown Archetype
Author:
Will, George
Author:
Will, George F.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
baseball;chicago
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12-15 PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.54 x 5.77 x 0.96 in 0.8 lb

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Product details 224 pages Crown Archetype - English 9780385349314 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "More than just about a ball park with a powerful mystique, Will's (Men at Work) book on Wrigley Field offers a rich history of the city of Chicago through its hapless baseball team. In celebration of the ballpark's 100th year, Will compiles a random batch of anecdotes and history about the franchise that inhabits this much loved though antiquated structure with its famous ivy-covered walls. ('It is not a good sign for fans when their team's venue is better known for the attractiveness of its flora than for the excellence of the athletes who have played there,' Will quips.) Broad-ranging topics include beer and its legendary importance in baseball, the long-standing resistance to installing lights for night games, personality quirks of the father-son owners, chewing gum kings William and P.K. Wrigley, and colorful takes on famed Cub Ernie Banks and (mostly) beloved sportscaster Harry Caray. The reader will learn about numbers — — attendance, beer prices, stadium stats, monies paid for the team — and enjoy reflections by the author, who understands firsthand the trials and tribulations of being a Cubs fan. Rooting for the Cubs, he writes, is 'a lifelong tutorial in delay gratification.' As Will illustrates in his book, there's plenty for Cubs fans to celebrate from the past 100 years, even if a world series isn't one of them. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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