Wrigley Field's Last World Series: The Wartime Chicago Cubs and the Pennant of
I don't care who wins, as long as it's the Cubs!—legendary announcer, Bert Wilson, WIND On the eve of World War II, baseball truly was America's national pastime. Little could anyone predict the changes and sacrifices that would be imposed on the sport during the early 1940s. As the war was coming to an end in 1945 and a jubilant mood was overtaking the country, baseball was back in full swing and the Chicago Cubs were on top of their game. How did the Cubs clinch the pennant in 1945 and go to the World Series? Simply, they fielded, hit, and pitched better than any other team in the league. How did they then lose the championship to the Detroit Tigers, a team with one of the most mediocre records in pennant history? And why haven't they been back since? One thing is clear: 1945, the last time the Cubs went to the World Series, was a turning point in the team's fortune. For in the first half of the twentieth century, few teams were as good as Chicago; in the second half, few teams were as bad. Between 1900 and 1945 the Chicago Cubs won the National League pennant ten times and had more first division finishes than any other team in the league and only one last-place finish. Between 1946 and 1990, the Chicago Cubs finished in the National League basement nine times, and went 20...
- Brand: Brand: Lake Claremont Press
- ASIN: 1893121453
The Cubs Win the Pennant!: Charlie Grimm, the Billy Goat Curse, and the 1945 World Series
On September 29, 1945, the Chicago Cubs' fireball pitcher Paul Erickson threw a curve ball to Tommy O'Brien of the Pittsburgh Pirates with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. O'Brien's knees buckled, as any hitter's knees would when he expects a fastball but gets a curve instead. O'Brien had reason to be surprised--it was Erickson's first curveball of the game, and some even claim that it was his first of the year. The ball crossed home plate for strike three. The Cubs won 4-3 and captured the National League championship. The Cubs' journey to the National League pennant in 1945 is detailed here. The author interviewed nine surviving members of the 1945 Cubs, including pitchers Erickson, Hank Borowy, Hank Wyse and Claude Passeau, second baseman Don Johnson, shortstop Lenny Merullo, backup catcher Dewey Williams, first baseman Phil Cavaretta, and outfielder Andy Pafko, and includes their recollections of that magical Cubs season.
- Brand: Brand: Mcfarland n Co Inc Pub
- ASIN: 0786418168
MLB Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs 1945 Stadium Photo (Size: 12.5" x 15.5")
Exhibition Quality 8" x 10" Photograph Professionally Produced in State of the Art Photographic Lab. Fully Licensed MLB Collectible with Uniquely Numbered MLB Licensing Hologram Attached. Double Matted (White over Black) in Beveled, Acid Free Matting. Framed Under Plexi-Glass in 3/4" Black Wood Moulding. Ready to Hang Finished Size: 12.5" x 15.5".
- Brand: MLB
- ASIN: B00G3K5GE6
- UPC: 903630448108
Murphy's Ticket: The Goofy Start and Glorious End of the Chicago Cubs Billy Goat
For 108 years, fans of Chicago Cubs baseball suffered every playofff season, with mishap after mishap each being traced back to 1945 when a friendly goat was kicked out of a World Series game. But the 2016 season felt different. Would this finally be the year that the Billy Goat Curse was reversed? Author Brad Herzog tells the story of the curse's origin and follows the Cubs right through that fateful November night in 2016 when the Cubbies could finally fly the "W."
- ASIN: 1585363871
1945 World Series: Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers
- ASIN: 6302985544
- UPC: 017552000815
11x14 Framed & Matted 1945 Chicago Cubs Clinch Pennant 8X10
11X14 FRAMED & MATTED CHICAGO CUBS 1945 CLINCH PENNANT PIECE * INCLUDES A 8X10 PHOTO * A LIST OF LEADERS FROM BOTH TEAMS IN THE WORLD SERIES WITH THEIR STATS , TEAMS RECORDS , ETC. * ALSO IS A STORY ABOUT THE CUBS CLINCHING THE PENNANT TO FACE THE TIGERS TITLED " CUBS CLINCH PENNANT FACE TIGERS IN SERIES * VERY NICE PIECE *
- Brand: Baseball Card Outlet & Sports Memorabilia
- ASIN: B009PQGFGI
1945 Vintage Chicago Cubs - Detroit Tigers Baseball World Series Program Cover - Digital Reproduction - Print or Matted Print or Framed Matted
1945 Vintage Chicago Cubs - Detroit Tigers Baseball World Series Program Cover - Digital Reproduction Archival Matte print of the 1945 Vintage Chicago Cubs - Detroit Tigers Baseball World Series Program Cover. Digitally reproduced on archival matte paper with archival UltraChrome Ink. Framed and matted in a 1.25-inch thick black wood frame or matted or print ● Professionally mounted in a 1.25-inch thick black wood frame with a white mat board or just mounted on mat board or print. ● 30 days money back guarantee ● Made in the U.S.A. ● Ready to hang out of the box
- Brand: MoonlightPrints
- ASIN: B07PR7ZH7T
Topps MLB Chicago Cubs First NL Pennant Since 1945 #615A 2016 Now Trading
Topps NOW offers trading cards featuring MLB's best moments immediately after they occur. These special edition cards were only available for purchase within a 24-hour window after they launched on Topps.com, and Topps printed and delivered only the amount that was purchased within that time frame. This card features the Chicago Cubs win the NL penant for the first time since 1945, #615A.
- Color: Multi-colored
- Brand: Topps
- ASIN: B06XBX658H
- UPC: 849795023449
Before the Curse: The Chicago Cubs' Glory Years,
Before the Curse: The Chicago Cubs' Glory Years, 1870–1945 brings to life the early history of the much beloved and often heartbreaking Chicago Cubs. Originally called the Chicago White Stockings, the team immediately established itself as a powerhouse, winning the newly formed National Base Ball League's inaugural pennant in 1876, repeating the feat in 1880 and 1881, and commanding the league in the decades to come. The legendary days of the Cubs are recaptured here in more than two dozen vintage newspaper accounts and historical essays on the teams and the fans who loved them. The great games, pennant races, and series are all here, including the 1906 World Series between the Cubs and Chicago White Sox. Of course, Before the Curse remembers the hall-of-fame players--Grover Cleveland Alexander, Gabby Hartnett, Roger Hornsby, Dizzy Dean--who delighted Cubs fans with their play on the field and their antics elsewhere. Through stimulating introductions to each article, Randy Roberts and Carson Cunningham demonstrate how changes in ownership affected the success of the team, who the teams' major players were both on and off the field, and how regular fans, owners, players, journalists, and Chicagoans of the past talked and wrote about baseball.
- ASIN: 0252078160
1945 Chicago Cubs National League Champs Team Signed Baseball PSA DNA
1945 Chicago Cubs Team Signed Baseball. Twenty-three autographs on this Official National League (Frick) ball, including Hack, Livingston, Johnson, Cavaretta, Borowy, Grimm and more.
- Brand: Showpiecessports
- ASIN: B07RLTK41Z
YEX Lhasa APSO Dog Pet Metal License Plate Frame Aluminum Frame Tag Holder 12" x
GREAT AUTO ACCESSORY Made of the highest quality aluminum for a weather resistant finish. Lightweight and durable Easy installation for quick and easy mounting on any vehicle Printed with UV resistant inks to provide years of durability A wonderful piece to add to your car, coffee house or home Eco-friendly wall decor, pre-drilled holes for easy hanging DISTINCT AND DURABLE FEEL Unlike other type of license plate frames made out of plastics or other type of materials it will not get brittle and cracked. Very durable that it won't rust, corrode or fade CUSTOMIZABLE If you need to customize the pattern or text, please contact us within 24 hours, otherwise we will ship it as default GUARANTEE We are happy to answer any question for you. So you will be 100% happy with our great product. If for any reasons you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact us.We are committed to every customer offering highest standard of customer service!
- Color: One Color
- Brand: YEX
- ASIN: B07FQMMDJ8
Curse? There Ain't No Stinking Chicago Cub Curse: And Other Stories about Sports and
Curse? There Ain’t No Stinking Chicago Cub Curse and Other Stories about Sports and Gamesmanship is a humorous and thought-provoking collection of eleven short stories about the games people play. From baseball, golf, and tennis to bocce ball, blackjack, and Scrabble, these games demonstrate the good and bad facets of the human competitive spirit. A golfing womanizer takes the old adage, “so much fun to be had, and so little time” just a bit too much to heart; a woman comes up with a system for betting at the racetrack—and wins every time; a pair of adult brothers revert to childish competition to prove themselves; a woman searches for Mr. Right on a “Scrabble date;” and the wily owner of the Cubs uses an infamous curse in order to transform his team into a money-making franchise. Human foibles are laid bare in this entertaining collection, which brings both a male and a female perspective to the humor and irony inherent in the ways we compete.
- Brand: Brand: BookSurge Publishing
- ASIN: 1439255903
1945 WORLD SERIES (Detroit Tigers vs Chicago Cubs) plus Player Interviews and '39 Cubs on
The highlights of all seven games of the 1945 World Series, narrated by Bob Elson, are now available on DVD from Rare Sportsfilms, Inc! As a bonus, we have included four vintage interviews of players who played starring roles in the 1945 classic! Phil Cavaretta, Hal Newhouser, Virgil Trucks and Paul Richards are interviewed by Lew Fonseca and Marty Glickman as they look back on the 1945 World Series played eight years earlier! For Chicago fans, we have also included a look at the 1939 Cubs in Spring Training at Catalina Island! This segment shows the Cubs of the World Series clubs of the 1930's, including Dizzy Dean, Bill Lee, Larry French, Charlie Root, Dick Bartell, Cavaretta and others! This fabulous 1 hour, 16 minute B & W DVD brings back all the nostalgia of aclassic World Series! See all these great stars in action over 70 years ago: Stan Hack, Andy Pafko, Bill Nicholson, Andy Livingston, Claude Passeau, "Peanuts" Lowery, Hank Borowy, Don Johnson, and Ray Prim of the Cubs, and Eddie Mayo, Hank Greenberg, Roy Cullenbine, Rudy York, Jimmy Outlaw, Dizzy Trout, Stubby Overmire, Tommy Bridges and Roger Cramer of the Tigers! Running time: 1 Hour, 16 Minutes
- ASIN: B01MQ41W7I
1945 Chicago Cubs National League Champs Team Signed Baseball COA - PSA/DNA Certified - Autographed
1945 Chicago Cubs National League Champs Team Signed Baseball PSA DNA COA If a product is unsigned or non game-used, a hologram will not be included memorabilia. Chicago Cubs memorabilia
- Brand: Sports Memorabilia
- ASIN: B07RRF2HFH
Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs 1945 MLB Stadium Photo (Size: 13" x 16")
Exhibition Quality 8" x 10" Photograph Professionally Produced in State of the Art Photographic Lab. Official MLB logo as well as uniquely numbered Official MLB Licensing Hologram appear upon photograph. This is not a mass produced copy. It was made in a custom photographic lab, not on a printing press. Double Matted (Team Colors & Logo) in Beveled, Acid Free Matting. Framed Under Glass in 1" Black Wood Moulding. Ready to Hang Finished Size: 13" x 16".
- Brand: MLB
- ASIN: B01L2IBNKO
- UPC: 723169399661
The Given Day: A Novel (Coughlin Series Book
- ASIN: B0015DROFK
1945 Vintage Chicago Cubs - Detroit Tigers World Series Program - Canvas Gallery Wrap - 11 x
1945 Vintage Chicago Cubs - Detroit Tigers World Series Program - Canvas Gallery Wrap - 11 x 14. Hand stretched canvas gallery wrap of the 1945 Vintage Chicago Cubs - Detroit Tigers World Series Program. Digitally reproduced on canvas with archival UltraChrome Ink and sprayed with protective UV coating. ● Made to order. ● Professionally stretched around 1.25" thick wood frames. ● 30 days money back guarantee ● Made in U.S.A. ● Ready to hang out of the box
- Brand: MoonlightWraps
- ASIN: B072L6CW48
MLB Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs 1945 Stadium Photo (8" x
This officially licensed 8" x 10" photo pictures Wrigley Field. Official MLB and MLBPA logos as well as uniquely numbered Official MLB Licensing Hologram appear upon photograph. This is not a mass produced copy. It was made in a custom photographic lab, not on a printing press.
- Brand: MLB
- ASIN: B00XYYLCIS
- UPC: 761675488073
So You Think You're a Chicago Cubs Fan?: Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards (So You Think You're a Team
So You Think You’re a Chicago Cubs Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Cubs baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind eachstories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons.This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you’ll learn more about Wrigley Field and the great Cub players and coaches of the past and present, from Billy Herman to Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Dave Kingman, Andre Dawson, Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg, Dennis Eckersley, Greg Maddux, Kerry Wood, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Jake Arrieta, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: What was the original name of Wrigley Field when it opened in 1914? On what date did the Cubs play their first Wrigley Field night game? Which Cubs stalwart said, I didn’t practice singing. I didn’t want to get on key?” In 1992, who were the first four players elected by fans into the Cubs Walk of Fame? In what year did the Cubs become the first team to reach .500 ten times through twenty games?This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Cubbies!
- Brand: Sports Publishing
- ASIN: 1683580117
Chicago Cubs 1945 MVP Phil Cavarretta Autographed/Signed 8x10 Black & White Photo with Special
If someone were to have been named "Mr. Cub" for the 1940's, that player would undoubtedly be Phil Cavarretta. He was born on July 19, 1916 in Chicago. While attending Lane Tech High School, Phil signed with the Cubs and at the age of only 18, made his major league debut against the Dodgers in Brooklyn. He played for the Cubs for 20 seasons, a team record. He appeared in the Cubs' last 3 World Series and won the National League MVP award in 1945.A&R Collectibles is pleased to offer you this unique opportunity to purchase this 8x10 photo autographed by Cub legend...Phil Cavarretta. In addition to signing his name, Phil has added the very special inscription "MVP - 1945." A&R Collectibles COA and signing photo included. NOTE: Very limited availability...less than 100 items were signed.
- Brand: arcollectibles
- ASIN: B00G4EJNWM
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