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Ten innings at Wrigley : the wildest ballgame ever, with baseball on the brink / Kevin Cook.

Cook, Kevin, 1956- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at East Grand Forks Campbell Library.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 796.357 COOK (Text) 516350 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250182036
  • Physical Description: 253 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-237) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Starting lineups and rosters -- Prologue: May 1979 -- National league least -- The Cubs: foiled again -- The Phillies: unloved losers -- Ten innings -- Legacies -- Miracle on Broad Street -- Kong vs. the media -- Disgrace under pressure -- Moore and the split -- Ball in the family -- Epilogue: money, metrics, and music -- Box score.
Summary, etc.:
"The dramatic story of a legendary 1979 slugfest between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies, full of runs, hits, and subplots, at the tipping point of a new era in baseball history"-- Provided by publisher.
May 17, 1979. Nobody expected an afternoon game to be much more than a lazy early-season contest matching two teams heading in opposite directions-- the first-place Phillies and those lovable losers, the Cubs. Cook provides a vivid account of a game that saw a combination of thirteen runs in the first inning-- and only got crazier from there. Among those involved: Hall of Famers, a surly slugger, a troubled relief pitcher, and two managers pulling out what was left of their hair. Cook reveals the human stories behind the game-- and how money, muscles and modern statistics were about to change baseball forever. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Chicago Cubs (Baseball team) > History > 20th century.
Philadelphia Phillies (Baseball team) > History > 20th century.
Wrigley Field (Chicago, Ill.) > History > 20th century.
Chicago Cubs (Baseball team)
Philadelphia Phillies (Baseball team)
Wrigley Field (Chicago, Ill.)
Baseball > United States > History > 20th century.
United States.
Genre: History.

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