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162-0: Imagine a Cubs Perfect Season
162-0: Imagine a Cubs Perfect Season

162-0: Imagine a Cubs Perfect Season

A Game-by-Game Anaylsis of the Greatest Wins in Cubs History
By Dan McGrath, By Bob Vanderberg

162-0: Imagine...

SPORTS & RECREATION

288 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

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ISBN 9781600783623

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Triumph Books (Mar 2011)

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Imagining a year in which the lovable losers never lose a single game, this idealistic resource identifies the most memorable victory in Chicago Cubs history on every single day of the baseball calendar season, from late March to late October. Ranging from games with incredible historical significance and individual achievement to those with high drama and high stakes, the book envisions the impossible: a blemish-free Cubs season. Evocative photos, original quotes, thorough research, and engaging prose and analysis add another dimension.

Author Biography

Dan McGrath grew up on Chicago baseball and was in the stands at Wrigley Field for Ferguson Jenkins’ debut with the Cubs in 1966, as well as the Cubs’ epic meltdown in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. A journalist for nearly 40 years, McGrath supervised Chicago baseball coverage during his 12 years as sports editor of the Chicago Tribune. Bob Vanderberg grew up in Chicago’s western suburbs and spent nearly 40 years as an editor and reporter in the Chicago Tribune’s sports department. He attended his first Cubs game in July 1955 and has written several books about baseball. He lives in Lemont, Illinois.

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The Chicago Cubs are the lovable losers, but imagine a year in which the Cubs never lose a single game. An undefeated regular season including a season-long sweep of the whole Central Division…perfection at its greatest!  Authors Dan McGrath and Bob Vanderberg envision just that in their new book 162-0: Imagine a Cubs Perfect Season.

162-0 chronicles, day by day from April till October, some of greatest, wackiest and most important victories in the franchise’s long history, including:

•April 23, 1966 – Fergie Jenkins’ first of 167 wins as a Cub
•April 8, 1969 – The Willie Smith game
•May 6, 1998 – Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout game at the age of 20
•May 12, 1970 – Ernie Banks’ 500th home run
•June 23, 1984 – The Sandberg game
•June 26, 1960 – Ron Santo’s major league debut
•September 14, 2008 – Carlos Zambrano’s no-hitter at Miller Park
•September 27, 2003 – Cubs clinching the 2003 division title at Wrigley
•September 28, 1938 – Hartnett’s homer in the gloamin’

Ranging from games with incredible historical significance to great individual Cubs achievements, 162-0: Imagine a Cubs Perfect Season is a classic must-have for Cubs fans that reflects back on the greatest moments in Chicago Cubs lore and ponders the impossible…a perfect season at both Wrigley Field and on the road.

About the Authors:
Dan McGrath grew up on Chicago baseball and was in the stands at Wrigley Field for Ferguson Jenkins’ debut with the Cubs in 1966, as well as the Cubs’ epic meltdown in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. A journalist for nearly 40 years, McGrath supervised Chicago baseball coverage during his 12 years as sports editor of the Chicago Tribune.

Bob Vanderberg, who grew up in Chicago’s western suburbs, spent nearly 40 years as an editor and reporter in the Chicago Tribune’s sports department. He attended his first Cubs game in July 1955 and has written three previous baseball books. Vanderberg lives with his wife and son in Lemont, Illinois.

 

Contact: Natalie King, Triumph Books, 312-252-1252 or n.king@triumphbooks.com

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