The 1969 Cubs: Long Remembered - Never Forgotten

Fergie Jenkins (Author) George Castle (Author)
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Description

An integrated league was discovering its strength. A chewing gum magnate was shaping his unique franchise's identity. The stage was set for the 1969 Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, where the lights didn't shine at night, but they did in the eyes of every hopeful fan. They were a team that didn't go all the way, yet they may have done more for the future of the franchise and perhaps the role of its fans than any Cubs teams that preceded it. Get the view from the pitcher's mound as Hall-of-Fame legend Ferguson Jenkins gives his first-hand accounts and personal insights into that historic season and the team that helped bring America's pastime into our living rooms. Readers, especially Cubs fans, will regale as they are treated to the relationships on the team, the community surrounding Wrigley Field and the fans of all backgrounds who swelled with optimism and provided a virtual extended family to the players. These memories are made real through incredible statistics and athletic feats. In this book, time trip back to 1969 with Fergie Jenkins and countless notable athletes, journalists and sports aficionados, to make those memories yours as well.

Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
John Schenk & Associates
Publish Date
January 19, 2019
Pages
250
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.53 X 9.0 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780999529867
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About the Author

Fergie Jenkinsis a former Major League Baseball pitcher who had more than 3,000 strikeouts over the course of his career. A three-time All-Star and the 1971 National League Cy Young Award winner, Jenkins was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.
Thirteen-time author George Castle started out in the $1 bleacher seats in Wrigley Field in the early 1970s. Growing up five miles northwest of the ballpark, Castle witnessed Hall of Fame Cubs players and not-so-great baseball. He has covered the Cubs for newspapers, magazines, online sites, and his own syndicated baseball radio show. He has been renowned for his specialty in Cubs history and his post as historian for the Chicago Baseball Museum. Castle lives in Morton Grove, IL with wife Nina.