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9780226415048

Tinker to Evers to Chance : the Chicago Cubs and the dawn of modern America

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Their names were chanted, crowed, and cursed. Alone they were a shortstop, a second baseman, and a first baseman. But together they were an unstoppable force. Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance came together in rough-and-tumble early twentieth-century Chicago and soon formed the defensive core of the most formidable team in big league baseball, leading the Chicago Cubs to four National League pennants and two World Series championships from 1906 to 1910. At the same time, baseball was transforming from small-time diversion into a nationwide sensation. Americans from all walks of life became infected with “baseball fever,” a phenomenon of unprecedented enthusiasm and social impact. The national pastime was coming of age.

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Warsaw Public Library 796.3576 RAP (Text)
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 Memorial: In memory of Lillian Johnson.

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  • ISBN: 9780226415048
  • ISBN: 022641504X
  • Physical Description: xiii, 325 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.

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Preface: "Baseball's sad lexicon" -- Baseball's golden era and dark age -- Boys to men. The Irish game: Johnny Evers in Troy -- The midwestern game: Joe Tinker in Kansas City -- The western game: Frank Chance in Fresno -- Chicago century. Baseball revival, 1903-1905 -- Baseball insanity, 1906 -- Dynastic cycles. Conquest into culture, 1907 -- Team of destiny, 1908 -- Destiny dissolves, 1909-1912 -- Epilogue: Hall of Fame.
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Their names were chanted, crowed, and cursed. Alone they were a shortstop, a second baseman, and a first baseman. But together they were an unstoppable force. Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance came together in rough-and-tumble early twentieth-century Chicago and soon formed the defensive core of the most formidable team in big league baseball, leading the Chicago Cubs to four National League pennants and two World Series championships from 1906 to 1910. At the same time, baseball was transforming from small-time diversion into a nationwide sensation. Americans from all walks of life became infected with “baseball fever,” a phenomenon of unprecedented enthusiasm and social impact. The national pastime was coming of age.
Subject: Evers, Johnny.
Tinker, Joe, 1880-1948.
Chance, Frank L. (Frank Leroy), 1877-1924.
Chicago Cubs (Baseball team) > History.
Baseball > History.


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