The 1906-1910 Cubs Dynasty: Rowdy Times and Rugged Men in Cutthroat Chicago (Paperback)

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A Cubs dynasty founded on fastballs and fisticuffs.

Unlike today's Chicago Cubs, the Cubs of 1906-1910 were not at all lovable, and certainly did not always display traits customarily linked with a winning team. Their manager would brawl with his own players, and the players brawled with each other. Their second baseman and shortstop hated each other and didn't speak for years. Their best pitcher pitched with a mutilated hand. Their star catcher got into a spat with management and left the team for a year to play professional billiards. Their manager over time grew to despise the team owner. Yet, this group of brawlers, bickerers, and battlers dominated the National League and established a baseball dynasty, winning four National League pennants and two world championships in 5 years. Author Gary D. Santella follows the story of a team whose toughness and tenacity was a fitting reflection of early twentieth-century Chicago.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781467156790
ISBN-10: 1467156795
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: April 8th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English