Wrigley Field

An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Chicago Cubs


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Ira Berkow, Josh Noel


This stunning tribute to “the one and only,” written by Pulitzer Prize – winning journalist Ira Berkow, is timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field in 2014. Wrigley Field brilliantly and beautifully documents the stadium’s entire career through a decade-by-decade account, a priceless collection of historical photographs and memorabilia, and vivid first-person reminiscences of the people to whom this great place has meant so much. Notable fans interviewed for this book include Barack Obama, Scott Turow, Joe Mantegna, Sara Paretsky, Jim Bouton, and George F. Will, among others. Rounded out by a foreword by former player Kerry Wood and an afterword by associate justice John Paul Stevens, this is a book that no Cubs fan–and no baseball fan–will be able to resist.

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Weight 1648 g
Dimensions 29.1 x 25.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 January 2014
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Kerry Wood, Preface by John Stevens
Dimensions 29.1 x 25.7 cm
Weight 1648 g


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Ira Berkow, born and raised in Chicago and a Northwestern University graduate, was a sports columnist for the New York Times for 26 years. He shared a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and was a Pulitzer finalist for Commentary. He is the author of 21 books, including the bestsellers Red: A Biography of Red Smith and Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar. He lives in New York City with his wife, Dolly.