Note: This page is updated (as of March 24, 2013), on my Chicago Cubs website. See http://wrigleyivy.com/.
Since about 2009 I’ve been doing some reading, research, and writing on the Chicago Cubs. Mouseover the above tab to read about it all (various sub-categories are under the “Every Three Years” section). Click on photographs to enlarge them.
In the fall of 2011, I filled the UMW Library’s display cases with some of my research material. (Right): That’s the Cubs’ 1929 “Murderers’ Row” on the top shelf, left, followed by a wire photo of managers Connie Mack (Philadelphia Athletics) and Joe McCarthy (Cubs) shaking hands before the 1929 World Series. Below that is a replica of the 1909 Cubs road uniform.
(Left): This issue of Newsweek (top shelf, right) features a cover story on the 1938 World Series. To its right is a photo of Gabby Hartnett right after he hit his famous homer in the gloamin‘ on September 28, 1938. In the display cases I also explored other significant events and ballplayers’ careers. The December 2011 issue of Vine Line, the Chicago Cubs magazine, included photographs of my exhibit.
By the way, I hasten to add that I have no athletic talent at all, but when my brothers and sisters and I were growing up in Aurora, Illinois, we played catch or softball. In the photo below, from left to right, are Bill, Dick, and me wearing our Cubs t-shirts (with our father’s Renault in the background).