For the Love of the Cubs
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Expressing the passion felt for the Cubs using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to the Chicago team explores the sports obsession in a fresh and humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts and amusing illustrations of some of the most famous characters in the baseball team's long history, including Ernie Banks and Sammy Sosa.
Frederick C. Klein is a longtime writer and editor for the Wall Street Journal, where he originated the "On Sports" column. He is a freelance writer and the author of many books, including several other entries in the For the Love of . . . series. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mark Anderson is an illustrator whose work has appeared on the back cover of National Geographic, the New Yorker, and Time and inside the Atlantic Monthly, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, Outside, and many other periodicals. He is the illustrator and designer of Triumph Books' popular For the Love of . . . series. He lives in Chicago. Dusty Baker is the former manager of the Chicago Cubs, a former player for the Cincinnati Reds, and the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Ernie Banks is a former shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs and a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He played his entire 19-year baseball career with the Cubs and was nicknamed "Mr. Cub."