In the week before opening day of the baseball season and hope rises once again in the fan of every team, there is nothing better than reading about the Chicago Cubs. Now holders of the longest streak of futility regarding winning the World Series, they remain one of the most popular teams in America. Many reasons have been put forward for this, everything from poor management to a curse involving a goat have been cited. This book is one for every Cub fan as it contains a combination of history, lore and information regarding some of the greatest players ever to wear the uniform. I enjoyed reading it and will put it on my shelf and revisit it at the start of the season next year. It helps generate hope in your mind that the future is now.
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The Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908, but they still have the game's most loyal fans. The Cardinals have won the World Series more than any other National League team in history. The Cubs have the ivy-covered walls of Wrigley Field, where fans watch games from apartment rooftops across the street. The Cardinals have "The Birds on the Bat," one of the most distinctive logos in all of sports. The Cubs all-time roster features Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, and the incredible Ernie Banks. The Cardinals counter with Dizzy Dean, Bob Gibson, and the great Stan "the Man" Musial. In 1998, the Cubs' Sammy Sosa broke Roger Maris's single-season home run record with 66 dingers. But, in the same year, the Cardinals' Mark McGwire also broke the record, surpassing Sosa's mark as well, with an astounding 70 home runs.
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