Chicago's Big Teams: Great Moments of the Cubs, Bears, White Sox, Blackhawks and Bulls (Hardcover)

Chicago's Big Teams: Great Moments of the Cubs, Bears, White Sox, Blackhawks and Bulls By Lew Freedman Cover Image

Chicago's Big Teams: Great Moments of the Cubs, Bears, White Sox, Blackhawks and Bulls (Hardcover)

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Chicago is a 21st-century city that is not only represented by all four major team sports--football, basketball, hockey and baseball--but is also blessed with two long-standing Major League Baseball franchises, one in each league.

In Chicago's Big Teams, author Lew Freedman offers readers a comprehensive and interesting look into the histories and heroes that have made each franchise tick.

In 28 unique essays, Chicago's Big Teams unwraps the stories behind the men, moments and circumstances that have forged these great franchises and unforgettable champions.

Freedman leaves no stone unturned in the franchises' history, from opening day to current day, and provides snapshots of Chicago legends like Michael Jordan, Ernie Banks, Mike Ditka, Frank Thomas and Bobby Hull alongside tales of franchise curses, Stanley Cup parades, Super Bowl Shuffles and World Series fixes.

Chicago's Big Teams pays homage to Soldier Field, Wrigley Field, U.S. Cellular Field and the United Center, as well as the revered structures that came before them, like Comiskey Park and Chicago Stadium.

Packed with more than 150 photos, Chicago's Big Teams is the most comprehensive book on the best of Chicago's professional sports teams.

Includes profiles on the following:

  • Harry Caray
    Eddie Collins
    George Connor
    Glenn Hall
    Rogers Hornsby
    Bo Jackson
    Jerry Krause
    Keith Magnuson
    Joakim Noah
    Brian Piccolo
    Pierre Pilote
    Ed Reulbach
    Dennis Rodman
    Ryne Sandberg
    Ron Santo
    Jerry Sloan
    Buddy Ryan
    Nolan Ryan
Lew Freedman is a veteran prize-winning journalist who has written for the Chicago Tribune sports staff and other newspapers. He is the author of dozens of sports books, including many about the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox and Loyola University's 1963 NCAA basketball championship. He is also the author of Football Stadiums (Firefly Books, 2013). He lives in Chicago.
Product Details ISBN: 9781770855823
ISBN-10: 1770855823
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2015
Pages: 240
Language: English