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A Nice Little Place On The North Side: A History of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, and Incurable Hope at Wrigley Field

George F. Will.
Item #: D12926
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 224 / 2015
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780385349338
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Baseball is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, suggests George Will, and Wrigley Field is considered one of its sacred spaces. As the park enters its second century, Will examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the field's legend and the larger-than-life characters—from Babe Ruth and chewing gum mogul William Wrigley to Ernie Banks and Leo Durocher—who brought it glory, heartbreak, and scandal. With humor and insight, Will also explores his childhood connections to the Chicago Cubs, and his 2015 reflections on what keeps long-suffering fans rooting for the home team seem all the more poignant in that the Cubs finally took home the trophy the following year.

 

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