A charter member of the National League, the Cubs were born in 1876 - the same year the Seventh Cavalry fought at Little Big Horn. Cap Anson, baseball's first superstar and possibly the finest player of the 19th century, played for early Cubs squads. In the early years of the 20th century, the fantastic double-play combination of Tinkers to Evers to Chance was immortalized in verse. Mordecai Three Finger Brown, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Fergie Jenkins rank among baseball's greatest pitchers, while hitters Kiki Cuyler, Hack Wilson, Billy Herman, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, and Sammy Sosa have put up amazing numbers. Amazing Stories From the Cubs Dugout is crammed with stories, quotes, and anecdotes about these greats as well as unforgettable characters such as Dave Kingman and Jose Cardenal. The story of the Cubs is part legend, part pathos, often heroic, and, on occasion, hilarious. This humorous and revealing title lets readers bite off a huge chunk of tasty Cubs' fun, fantasy, heartbreak, and happiness during unforgettable afterons in the sun, rain, wind, and fog that make every inning an adventure at Wrigley Field.
Bob Logan wrote about thousands of players, coaches, managers, games, and assorted intriguing types in over 30 years as a morning newspaperman. He spent most of that time in Chicago, as a man for all sports and all seasons, covering them with a blend of humor and insight that provided his readers with a unique perspective. Pete Cava began his journalism career as a sportswriter with the Manhattan (Kansas) Mercury and as a broadcaster for KJCK Radio in Junction City, KS after graduating from Fordham University. He served as Media Information Officer for the AAU and later The Athletics Congress, now known as USA Track & Field. In 1998, he created International Sports Associates, a writing/researching/consulting firm whose clients include the U.S. Olympic Committee. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. Billy Williams has hit 426 home runs in 18 seasons, all but two of them with the Cubs. He lives in Mobile, Alabama.