BURY MY HEART AT WRIGLEY FIELD
THE HISTORY OF
THE CHICAGO CUBS
WHEN THE CUBS WERE THE WHITE STOCKINGS
ISBN-10: 0910937122 KINDLE
ISBN-13: 978-0910937-12-2 KINDLE
ISBN: 978-0-910937-30-6 TRADE PAPER
1876: America was 100 years old; the 7th Cavalry suffered the worst defeat in Plains Indian warfare; and the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs was born in an hotel room in New York. Only two of the eight teams that began the inaugural year are still around: the Braves and the Cubs; and only the Cubs are in the same city where they were born.
Now baseball fans can re-live those exciting formative years of the National League through the history of the Chicago Cubs. Be there with William Hulbert, founder of the League, as he fought to clean up baseball by ridding the popular game of gamblers and other bad elements that he felt were degrading America's pastime to the level of cockfighting and bear-baiting. Be there with Al Spalding, Cap Anson, and Mike Kelly as they led the Cubs, then known as the White Stockings, to six NL pennants in 11 years.
“Larry Names’ BURY MY HEART AT WRIGLEY FIELD is an engaging history of the first decade of Chicago National League history, with more to come,,.”
– The SABR Review of Books
“Whether writing fiction or re-telling history, Larry Names brings the past alive, and he’s done it again in this entertaining and informative narrative that has a prominent position on my bookshelf.”
– Frank Roderus, Baseball Fan and author of over 100 books