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Lovable Winners : Bryant, Rizzo, and the Rise of the Cubs (Hardcover) (David Kaplan)
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On October 12, 2011, Theo Epstein became the new Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, flipping a switch on the lovable-loser franchise and initiating a plan to accomplish in Chicago what he'd succeeded in as general manager of the Boston Red Sox: ending a World Series drought. It would require a complete team tear-down and turnover, a new farm system foundation of young talent which Epstein and Cubs GM Jed Hoyer gradually added to with gutsy trades and timely signings. After years of rebuilding, Epstein's crystalline vision has been unquestionably realized in the form of one of the most exciting teams in baseball, led by heavyweights like Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Jake Arrieta. In Lovable Winners, David Kaplan of CSN Chicago and ESPN Radio goes behind the scenes with the Cubs and their front office, walking the steps of their captivating rise. Featuring exclusive interviews with Epstein, owner Tom Ricketts, and other team insiders, this is the definitive account of a new era on the North Side.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Travel
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Author: David Kaplan
Street Date: May 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-3636
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