For the Love of the Cubs: An A-To-Z Primer for Cubs Fans of All Ages

For the Love of the Cubs: An A-To-Z Primer for Cubs Fans of All Ages

Hardback For the Love of the ...

By (author) Fredrick C Klein, By (author) Frederick C Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson, Foreword by Dusty Baker, Foreword by Ernie Banks, Foreword by Chip Caray


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  • Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
  • Format: Hardback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 274mm x 277mm x 15mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 1572437952
  • ISBN 13: 9781572437951
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: 3rd
  • Illustrations note: Full-color illustrations throughout

Product description

Expressing the passion felt for the Cubs using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to the Chicago team explores the sports obsession in a fresh and humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts and amusing illustrations of some of the most famous characters in the baseball team's long history, including Ernie Banks and Sammy Sosa.

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Author information

Frederick C. Klein is a longtime writer and editor for the "Wall Street Journal," where he originated the "On Sports" column. He is a freelance writer and the author of many books, including several other entries in the "For the Love of . . ." series. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mark Anderson is an illustrator whose work has appeared on the back cover of "National Geographic," ""the" New Yorker," and "Time "and inside the" Atlantic Monthly," "BusinessWeek," "Harvard Business Review," "Outside," and many other periodicals. He is the illustrator and designer of Triumph Books' popular "For the Love of . . . "series. He lives in Chicago. Ernie Banks is a former shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs and a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He played his entire 19-year baseball career with the Cubs and was nicknamed "Mr. Cub." Chip Caray is a former television play-by-play broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs and is a television broadcaster for Fox Sports South. He is the grandson of legendary broadcaster Harry Caray.