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Book details
  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:History
  • Language:English
  • Pages:315
  • eBook ISBN:9781626750951

History 1, Cubs 0

A Historical Perspective of the Chicago Cubs Championship Drought

by James M. O'Brien

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Overview
As unique as is the Cubs championship drought, History 1, Cubs 0 by James M. O'Brien is equally unique. Rather than minimize the extent and effect of this drought, this book explores it in depth. Decade by decade, each chapter progressively lists the events that are closer in time to the Cubs 1908 World Series championship than we are to it today.
Description
The Chicago Cubs last won the World Series in 1908, only the fifth World Series ever played. Going into next year's 2013 season, it will be at least 105 years before the Cubs win their next World Series. This championship drought already is longer than the entire existence of the National Hockey League (1917), the National Football League (1920), and the National Basketball Association (1946). Obviously, Cubs fans are the only baseball fans or sports fans to experience a championship drought this extensive. For example, five generations of my mother's side of my family have lived (and many have died) in the United States without the Cubs ever winning another World Series championship. As unique as is the Chicago Cubs championship drought, History 1, Cubs 0 is equally unique. Rather than minimize the extent and effect of this drought, this book explores it in depth. Decade by decade, each chapter progressively lists the events that are closer in time to the Cubs 1908 championship than we are to it today (e.g., the War 0f 1812, Jefferson's presidency, the Lewis and Clark expedition, etc.), and it then lists the events that have happened since 1908 (e.g., World War I, General Motors, Monopoly, television, etc.). Events include all World Series winners, presidents, statehoods, historical events - world, U.S., Illinois and Chicago, baseball and sports historic performances, inventions, etc. The index alone lists over 2,300 events by year!
About the author
Jim O'Brien has been a Chicago Cubs fan for almost 60 years. Born in 1947, the Cubs have not even played in a World Series during his lifetime. Five maternal generations of his family have been in the United States since 1910, and the Cubs have not won a World Series championship during that entire period. Through this book he has provided a unique and historical look at what Cubs fans have experienced during the soon to be 105 seasons since the Cubs last won the World Series championship in 1908.
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