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The Chicago Cubs : story of a curse, Rich Cohen

Label
The Chicago Cubs : story of a curse
Title
The Chicago Cubs
Title remainder
story of a curse
Statement of responsibility
Rich Cohen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the Chicago Cubs have always been more than a team: they've been the protagonists of a King Arthur epic, in search of the Holy Grail that is winning the World Series. A chronicle of the last few miraculous seasons as experienced through the prism of Cubs history, The Chicago Cubs tracks the famous curse, which was placed on the team in 1945 by the infamous owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, who was ejected from Wrigley Field when he tried to bring his goat into the grandstand for the fifth game of the World Series. He vowed the team would never get back to the championship. And they haven't-until now. Cohen follows the Cubs' early days as the first powerhouse baseball team, winners of the 1907 and 1908 World Series; their storied players, such as Billy Sunday, the 2nd baseman who became the most popular preacher in America; their old stadiums; their owners, from chewing gum magnate William Wrigley to Thomas Ricketts, CEO of Ameritrade; and their time between the two World Wars; all of it leading up to the momentous last World Series appearance and the breaking of the famed curse. A captivating blend of reportage and memoir, drawing on Cohen's extensive interviews and travels with recent Cubs players, owners, and coaching staff, The Cubs is a portrait not only of a team, but also of a city, of a game, and of what it means to be a perpetually disappointed fan who is finally rewarded
Cataloging source
RECBX
Dewey number
796.357/640977311
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
GV875.C6
LC item number
C635 2017b
Literary text for sound recordings
  • history
  • other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Adam Grupper
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The Chicago Cubs : story of a curse, Rich Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 15 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501969126
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04898
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1005906084
  • (OCoLC)1005906084
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Chicago Cubs : story of a curse, Rich Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 15 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501969126
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04898
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1005906084
  • (OCoLC)1005906084
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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      1120 E. Calton Road, Laredo, TX, 78041, US
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