Unless you have been living under a rock this entire off season, you know that the Chicago Cubs are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field. Hard to believe the crowned jewel of baseball is still standing after all this time, but there she is on Clark and Addison. She is still hosting baseball 81 baseball games every year and welcoming nearly three millions fans every year.
Over the course of a century, Wrigley Field has built up quite a history and has been the home of some rather historic moments. Best selling author George F. Will (Men at Work and Bunts) has compiled all the stories that you have heard, and many others that you have not, in his all new book “A Nice Little Place On The North Side: Wrigley Field At One Hundred” which I was given the honor of being one of the first people to read.
In his new book, Will gives you an in depth look into the history of the Cubs, the city of Chicago and yes, Wrigley Field. Even though I know a lot about the history of the Cubs and Wrigley Field I was amazed at some of the history and stories in his book “A Nice Little Place On The North Side: Wrigley Field At One Hundred” that eluded me.
Will paints you an amazing picture of what makes Wrigley Field special to him, as well as millions of Cub fans everywhere. He clues you in on little known facts about Wrigley Field, such as the history of “Ladies’ Day” as well as an in depth look at the history of Babe Ruth and why he held a grudge against the Cubs. This book is filled with tidbits about Wrigley Field and various players that have called the place home throughout the past 100 years that will be sure to interest even the most knowledgeable Cub fans. I do not care how much you know about the Cubs, I can guarantee you that Will will provide you with something that you never knew.
To help promote Will’s new book, which hits stores everywhere today, I was approached by a representative of Random House Publishing to not only read an advanced copy but to also write a review of the new book. In addition, I was authorized to give away five copies of “A Nice Little Place On The North Side: Wrigley Field At One Hundred” to our fans, loyal fans of the Cubs and Wrigley Field enthusiasts.
If you are interested in winning a free copy of Will’s book “A Nice Little Place On The North Side: Wrigley Field At One Hundred” all you have to do is respond to this blog with your favorite Wrigley Field moment. Your Wrigley Field moment can be anything involving Wrigley Field that was memorable for you; anything from an iconic moment in the park’s 100 year history to a special memory from one of your visits to Wrigley.
The RULES are simple:
- Obviously you will have to write about your Wrigley Field Moment!
- All submissions MUST be made on THIS BLOG! Submit only ONE memory per person. Multiple entries in the same post are welcome, but please do not respond multiple times.
- When posting, please use an email address you check regularly so we can contact you if you are selected as a winner. When contacted, we will ask you for your name and address so we can send you the book.
- All submissions will be assigned a number based on the order in which they came in, and five random numbers will be drawn.
- You will have until Friday, April 4, to submit your memory to be eligible for the prize.
If you are unsure if you will like this book (and I am not sure I know of many Cub fans who would not love this book) take a sneak peak at what you can find in Will’s book “A Nice Little Place On The North Side: Wrigley Field At One Hundred”.
Thank you, and good luck!