5 Chicago Cubs Books Worth A Look

Poised to enter the playoffs and make a run at their first World Series title since 1908, the Chicago Cubs boast one of the best records in baseball.  Veterans Carlos Zambrano and Ryan Dempster and midseason acquisition Rich Harden anchor a solid pitching staff.  With returning stars Alfonso Soriano, Derrek Lee, and Aramis Ramirez in the heart of the batting order, the Cubs’ depth and balance make them one of the favorites to win it all and send their legions of fans to baseball heaven for the first time in a hundred years.

The drought continues. Donald Evans has edited together quite a collection of writings related to the Cubbie Blues, following the Cubs on their endless journey to a World Series championship. Donald collects essays, articles, songs, and much more from Cubs fans who demonstrated through their writings, a connection to the Cubs and their history. The book also displays quite a collection of facts related to Cubs history.

Cubs Forever celebrates the 60-year romance between the team, the superstation, and the fans.  It brings to life some of the great games and moments in the team’s history, such as Ernie Banks 500th home run, the first night game at Wrigley Field, the 23-22 slugfest, and four no-hitters.  Add in stories from the men who work behind the scenes at Wrigley and WGN, plus interviews with the team’s many stars over this six-decade period, and you have a baseball bonanza for fans of all ages.

One of the most popular Cubs of all time, and now an executive advisor for the team, Williams reminisces about his early years, his Hall of Fame career, and his five decades in the game in this inspirational autobiography. In Billy Williams: My Sweet-Swinging Lifetime with the Cubs, he remembers the sturdy values and selfless devotion of the people from Whistler who helped shape his character; people like Lilly Dixon, his grade school principal, and Virgil Rhodes, his high school coach, both of whom he remembered in his Hall of Fame induction speech, and also his father who lived long enough to see his son play in the big leagues.

Ferguson Jenkins won 284 games in his Hall of Fame pitching career with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, and Boston Red Sox, and he is the first Canadian to attain such prominence in the American national pastime. Jenkins’ life story, from Chatham, Ontario, to Cooperstown, is compelling, and Fergie tells it himself in his own unique and inimitable style.


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