Ten innings at Wrigley : the wildest ballgame ever, with baseball on the brink / Kevin Cook.
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- 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.
- Copyright: ©2019
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages -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.
"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
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