Review: “Wrigley Field: An Oral And Narrative History Of The Home Of The Chicago Cubs” by Ira Berkow

Wrigley-Field-Oral-Narrative-Book-Review-Ira-Berkow-Chicago-Cubs-MLBSpring Training is fast approaching and so is the season when great baseball books are released. “Wrigley Field: An Oral And Narrative History Of The Chicago Cubs” could be the gem of the year.

Ira Berkow went all out and made the most all-encompassing book about Wrigley Field ever printed. Not only are there interesting stories, but the photos in this book are amazing. Panoramic shots from various seats in the bleachers and rooftop seats to intimate portraits of early Cubs players.

This isn’t a small book. It’s a ‘coffee table’ book in size, but with enough written content to read and not just flip through.

I’m a life-long Chicago Cubs fan (I’m a tad biased), but this is a book all baseball fans will enjoy. It goes through every era of the Cubs. It reminds me of the Ken Burns “Baseball” companion book released in the 90’s. It will make old fans nostalgic of the past and will educated younger baseball fans.

Berkow is an American Pulitzer Price winning sports writer. He worked as a sports reporter and columnist for the New York Times for 26 years. He paid great attention to this book. There’s even a foreword by Chicago Cubs great, Kerry Wood.

You can pick up “Wrigley Field: An Oral And Narrative History Of The Home Of The Chicago Cubs” (U.S. $45/Can $52) on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and everywhere books are sold.

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