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Cubs Catch-up

By Jess D'Amico in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 3, 2007 5:40PM

2007_10_Cubsbook.jpgNow that the Cubs are in the playoffs, want to convert? Or maybe you've been a Cubs fan but need to brush up on your trivia skills? Tonight, authors Glenn Stout, of the Best American Sports series, and Richard A. Johnson, the curator of the New England Sports Museum, present their latest collaboration, The Cubs: The Complete Story of Chicago Cubs Baseball, at Harold Washington Library.

The Cubs details Cubs history covering such items as a look at 19th century Chicago baseball, the Cubs 1906 winning season, Wrigley ownership, and the NY Mets loss in 1969. Along the way, Stout and Johnson tell the stories of "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, Sammy Sosa, and the real "Curse of the Billy Goat." The book also includes more than 200 photographs and essays by famous fans Scott Turow, Penny Marshall, Rick Telander, and Mike Royko.

Tonight, October 3, 6 p.m., Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St., Cindy Pritzker Auditorium.