When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906 by Bernard A WeisbergerWhen Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906 by Bernard A Weisberger

When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906

byBernard A Weisberger

Paperback | April 24, 2007

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In 1906 the baseball world saw something that had never been done. Two teams from the same city squared off against each other in a World Series that pitted the heavily favored Cubs of the National League against the hardscrabble American League champion White Sox. Now, more than a century later, noted historian Bernard A. Weisberger tells the tale of a unique time in baseball, a unique time in America, and a time when Chicago was at the center of it all.

When Chicago Ruled Baseball brings to life a dazzling epoch in a land of the self-made man—where A. G. Spalding helped establish baseball as both a national pastime and a thriving business, where Mordecai “Three-Finger” Brown overcame a horribly disfiguring injury and pitched his way into the Hall of Fame . . . and Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance proved that you could use teamwork to stand out as stars. Weisberger brings to life an unforgettable story of how a city that had rebuilt itself from the ashes of the Great Fire thirty-five years earlier became the focal point of an entire baseball-loving country, and one grand sporting contest staked its claim as one of the most remarkable and electrifying World Series ever to be played.

Bernard A. Weisberger is a distinguished teacher and author of American history. He has been on the faculties of the University of Chicago and the University of Rochester, is a contributing editor of American Heritage for which he wrote a regular column for ten years, has worked on television documentaries with Bill Moyers and Ken Bur...
Title:When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:April 24, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060592370

ISBN - 13:9780060592370

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from that toddlin' and winnin' town This is a pretty good read in 2016 considering the Chicago Cubs just won the World Series and the White Sox won back in 2007. There was a time when both were strong teams at the same time. Great look into an era before radio even when fans had to be there or be out of the loop.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a time it was! Loved the recapturing of what life was like back in 1906 as well as the ballpark atmosphere. The actual writing on each game was far too lengthy and I began to skip over those chapters. There's a great followup on the players and managers post-06 lives as well as a nice summation of the 2005 White Sox return to glory. As an ebook needed better hyperlinks within the text to the box scores in the appendix.
Date published: 2013-05-12

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“...brings life to a magical city, an enchanting World Series and the baseball legends who battled for glory.”