So You Think You’re a Chicago Cubs Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Cubs baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind eachstories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons.
This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you’ll learn more about Wrigley Field and the great Cub players and coaches of the past and present, from Billy Herman to Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Dave Kingman, Andre Dawson, Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg, Dennis Eckersley, Greg Maddux, Kerry Wood, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Jake Arrieta, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include:
What was the original name of Wrigley Field when it opened in 1914? On what date did the Cubs play their first Wrigley Field night game? Which Cubs stalwart said, I didn’t practice singing. I didn’t want to get on key?” In 1992, who were the first four players elected by fans into the Cubs Walk of Fame? In what year did the Cubs become the first team to reach .500 ten times through twenty games?
This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Cubbies!
Sam Pathy is a public librarian and member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He has contributed to the Baseball Research Journal and has spent the past twenty-five years researching the history of Wrigley Field.