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When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906 By Bernard A. Weisberger,

  • Title: When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906
  • Author: Bernard A. Weisberger
  • ISBN: 9780060592271
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1906, the baseball world saw something that had never been done Two teams from the same city squared off against each other in an intracity World Series, pitting the heavily favored Cubs of the National League against the hardscrabble American League champion White Sox Now, for its centennial anniversary, noted historian Bernard A Weisberger tells the tale of a uniquIn 1906, the baseball world saw something that had never been done Two teams from the same city squared off against each other in an intracity World Series, pitting the heavily favored Cubs of the National League against the hardscrabble American League champion White Sox Now, for its centennial anniversary, noted historian Bernard A Weisberger tells the tale of a unique time in baseball, a unique time in America, and a time when Chicago was at the center of it all.At the turn of the century, American baseball and America itself were, to a modern observer, both completely alien and yet timelessly similar to what we know today In 1906 the sport of baseball was still mired in the dead ball era, when defense won championships, and players didn t need bodybuilder physiques in order to be competitive The league was racially segregated A six day workweek was threatened by early game times, as the first night game wouldn t be played for another three decades There was no radio to broadcast the contest Only one ball was used throughout the game And yet it was still ninety feet between bases The home team still batted in the bottom of the ninth inning And the final score could still capture the attention of a nation.It was a time when the accomplishments on the field mirrored those beyond the diamond America was the land of the self made man, the land where hard work and determination could make a person s fortune A G Spalding proved instrumental in making baseball what it is today a thriving business and a national pastime Charles Comiskey worked his way from scoring runs as a player to becoming one of the most influential owners in baseball history Mordecai Three Finger Brown overcame a horribly disfiguring injury to become a Hall of Fame pitcher for the Cubs And Tinkers to Evers to Chance proved that you could use teamwork to stand out as stars.A city that had rebuilt itself from the ashes of the Great Fire thirty five years earlier was now the focal point of an entire baseball loving country The contest that could be called the Great Streetcar Series would electrify the city of Chicago, and prove to be one of the most unique and exciting World Series ever to be played.
    When Chicago Ruled Baseball The Cubs White Sox World Series of In the baseball world saw something that had never been done Two teams from the same city squared off against each other in an intracity World Series pitting the heavily favored Cubs of the Nat

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    1. When Chicago Ruled Baseball The Cubs White Sox World Series of 1906 Book ReviewWhen Chicago Ruled Baseball The Cubs White Sox World Series of 1906 by Bernard A Weisberger is a nonfiction book about the 1906 World Series This book really goes into deep of what happened in Chicago at the time Each game of the World Series is talked about in great deep The book also talks about the famous and memorable people at the time like Three Finger Brown and Charles Comiskey The difference in early 20th cent [...]

    2. Classic case of a writer in another genre mailing it in because it s sports Quickly becomes clear the topic isn t interesting enough to sustain a book, so it s short even with all the padding 2 bio of every player Jesus Full of high school level finding all the connections between two people Very poor use of stats please, continue regaling me with how many putouts some dude had in 1905.

    3. I found the two chapters on the early history of the Cubs and White Sox franchises to be fascinating, compelling reading The chapters focused on a recounting of the World Series games, however, seemed to drag and were a chore to get through.

    4. In 1906, Chicago faced Chicago in baseball s World Series The Chicago Cubs arrived with a dominant record of 116 36, which remains the best regular season mark even today The Northsiders infield included the famous double play combo of three future Hall of Famers, Tinker to Evers to Chance Behind Hall of Famer Three Fingers Mordecai Brown 26 6 , the Cubs pitching staff entered with a combined average ERA of 1.76, extraordinary even for the deadball era Other strong starters were Jack Pfiester 20 [...]

    5. While When Chicago Ruled Baseball is a little scholarly for a baseball book, it is an excellent recounting of the 1906 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox Perhaps the greatest strengths of Weisberger s book are the way it captures Chicago society in 1906 and the detailed historical examinations of both teams then recent pasts.Weisberger also mixes in detailed descriptions of the six games of the series, and adequately conveys the surprising win of the White Sox during [...]

    6. My first baseball book Bernard Weisberger tells the fascinating story of the only time the Chicago White Sox the greatest baseball franchise ever and the Chicago Cubs met in the World Series It was 1906 The Cubs played on the West Side rather than the North Side at that time, and once were actually called the White Stockings Weisberger includes such complementary narratives as life in Chicago at the turn of the century, the competition between the National League and the upstart American League, [...]

    7. This was a good account of not only the games and results of the 1906 World Series the only one in which Chicago s two teams have faced each other but also of the times in which those games were played The reader will feel the differences between the small bandbox parks in which the games were played compared to today s stadiums The games themselves were different as well with better pitching to offset weaker hitting and fielding than what we have today Finally the reader will read about the pla [...]

    8. No, this is not a report from a fantasy baeball league It s a narrative of how the two Chicago professional baeball teams came to be opponents in the 1906 baseball World Series It was the only time the two teams faced each other in e biggest prize in baseball The games are summarized in great detail What is interesting iare the stories of the players and owners and the formation of the leagues that for over 100 years have met for the championship of baseball Having knowledge of baseball is requ [...]

    9. A great story written in dry prose Weisberger is obviously interested in the topic and makes it interesting enough to follow, particularly if you re a Chicago baseball fan I m a Cubs fan , but his style is kind of wooden for my liking.

    10. This book is great because it not only covers the 1906 series, it discusses the history of professional baseball and the formation of the American and National leagues

    11. An okay book, if you like baseball play by play and the nuances of the game But, you ll have to get past the typos.

    12. I loved the baseball history contained within the story of the 1906 world series The evolution of leagues, uniforms, teams etc A great read.

    13. A good book that takes you back to the dead ball era when the city of Chicago had two teams that were among the best in baseball A good read if you are a baseball nut.

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