Between 1900 and 1945, the Chicago Cubs won ten National League pennants and finished last only once. In 1945, their fielding, hitting and pitching were in top form. Yet they lost the World Series to the Detroit Tigers, a team with one of the most mediocre records in pennant history. With inning-by-inning accounts of critical games, the author discusses how and why the team fell apart--and still struggles to put itself back together. Includes 25 photos by acclaimed photographer George Brace.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 321 pgs.