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MR: Chicago and the Cubs During the Jazz Age Roberts Ehrgott

MR: Chicago and the Cubs During the Jazz Age

Roberts Ehrgott

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9780803264830
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512 pages
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Chicago in the Roaring Twenties was a city of immigrants, mobsters, and flappers with one shared passion: the Chicago Cubs. It all began with the decision of the chewing-gum tycoon William Wrigley to build the worldOCOs greatest ball club in theMoreChicago in the Roaring Twenties was a city of immigrants, mobsters, and flappers with one shared passion: the Chicago Cubs. It all began with the decision of the chewing-gum tycoon William Wrigley to build the worldOCOs greatest ball club in the nationOCOs Second City. In this Jazz Age center, the maverick Wrigley exploited the revolutionary technology of broadcasting and attracted eager throngs of women to his renovated ballpark.Mr. WrigleyOCOs Ball Club transports us to this heady era of baseball history and introduces the team at its crazy heartOCoan amalgam of rakes, pranksters, schemers, and choirboys who take center stage in memorable successes and disasters. Readers take front-row seats to meet one Hall of Famer after anotherOCoGrover Cleveland Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, Joe McCarthy, Lewis OC HackOCO Wilson, a Gabby Hartnett. The cast of characters also includes their colorful if less-sung teammates and the CubsOCO nemesis, Babe Ruth, who terminates the ambitions of Mr. WrigleyOCOs ball club with one emphatic swing.