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Mr. Wrigley's Ball Club: Chicago and the Cubs During the Jazz Age


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Chicago in the Roaring Twenties was a city of immigrants, mobsters, and flappers with one shared passion: the Chicago Cubs. It all began when the chewing-gum tycoon William Wrigley decided to build the worlds greatest ball club in the nations Second City. In this Jazz Age center, the maverick Wrigley exploited the revolutionary technology of broadcasting to attract eager throngs of women to his renovated ballpark.

Mr. Wrigleys Ball Club transports us to this heady era of baseball history and introduces the team at its crazy heart—an amalgam of rakes, pranksters, schemers, and choirboys who take center stage in memorable successes, equally memorable disasters, and shadowy intrigue. Readers take front-row seats to meet Grover Cleveland Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, Joe McCarthy, Lewis “Hack” Wilson, Gabby Hartnett. The cast of characters also includes their colorful if less-extolled teammates and the Cubs nemesis, Babe Ruth, who terminates the ambitions of Mr. Wrigleys ball club with one emphatic swing.


About the Author

Roberts Ehrgott has written for and edited several national publications, including the Saturday Evening Post. He served as a historical consultant for Mark Jacob and Stephen Greens Wrigley Field: A Celebration of the Friendly Confines.

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Ehrgott, Roberts
University of Nebraska Press
Baseball - History
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
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24 photographs
9 x 6 in

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