Sports Journal


Find your heroes. Locate your favorite team(s). Follow a season (or two..or more...!). Enjoy the Memories!

Finally: A lot can happen while one sleeps or is not looking! Since each sport is on-going, subscribe to the weekly Journal Notes newsletter and get updates on baseball, football, and basketball plus a reminder of events and noteworthy games that took place 5, 10, 20, and 50 years earlier!

Full disclosure: I indulged myself in this project; I hope you will indulge yourself as well. So, find out how each sport has evolved, follow your favorite team(s) or locate that long-held hero! Time to embrace those things we truly want to remember.
On a more personal note, my wife (Donna) and I currently live in Wheaton, Illinois. We are blessed with 3 adult children and our wonder dog, Gracie.

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Anderson, Dave. Pennant Races: Baseball at Its Best. Galahad Books, 1997.

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Cahan, Richard, et al. Real Chicago Sports: Photographs from the Files of the Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago Sun-Times, Inc., 2005.

Chadwick, Bruce, et al. The Chicago Cubs: Memories and Memorabilia of the Wrigley Wonders. Abbeville Press, 1994.

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Gentile, Derek. The Complete Chicago Cubs: the Total Encyclopedia of the Team. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2004.

Gershman, Michael. Diamonds: the Evolution of the Ballpark. Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

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Hartel, William. A Day at the Park: in Celebration of Wrigley Field. Sagamore Pub., 1994.

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Huhn, Rick, et al. Scandal on the South Side: the 1919 Chicago White Sox. Society for American Baseball Research, Inc., 2015.

James, Bill. The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract. Free Press, 2003.

Johnson, Lloyd. Baseball’s Book of Firsts. JG Press, 2007.

Johnson, Lloyd. Baseball’s Dream Teams: the Greatest Major League Players Decade by Decade. Crescent Books, 1994.

Jones, David. Deadball Stars of the American League. Potomac Books, 2006.

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Lowry, Philip J., and Mike Ross. Green Cathedrals: the Ultimate Celebration of Major League and Negro League Ballparks. Walker & Company, 2006.

Myers, Doug. Essential Cubs: Chicago Cubs Facts, Feats, and Firsts– from the Batter’s Box to the Bullpen to the Bleachers. Contemporary Books, 1999.

Names, Larry. Chicago White Sox Facts & Trivia. E.B. Houchin Co., 1996.

Nemec, David. Players of Cooperstown: Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Publications International, 1998.

Neyer, Rob, and Eddie Epstein. Baseball Dynasties the Greatest Teams of All Time. Norton, 2000.

Okkonen, Marc. Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century: the Official Major League Baseball Guide. Sterling Pub. Co., 1993.

Okrent, Daniel, et al. The Ultimate Baseball Book: the Classic Illustrated History of the World’s Greatest Game. Houghton Mifflin, 2000.

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Ritter, Lawrence S. Lost Ballparks: a Celebration of Baseball’s Legendary Fields. Viking Studio Books, 1994.

Ritter, Lawrence S. The Glory of Their Times the Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It. Collier, 1979.

Rosenburg, John M. The Story of Baseball. Random House, 1977.

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Solomon, Burt. The Baseball Timeline. DK, 2001.

Steele, Tim. The Cubs Chronology: a Chronological History of the Chicago Cubs. Stellar Press, 2003.

Talley, Rick. The Cubs of ’69: Recollections of the Team That Should Have Been. Contemporary Books, 1989.

Thorn, John. Total Baseball: the Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball. Total Sports Publishing, 2001.

Uecker, Bob, and Mickey Herskowitz. Catcher in the Wry. Putnam, 1982.

Veeck, Bill, and Ed Linn. Veeck as in Wreck ; the Autobiography of Bill Veeck. Putnam, 1962.

Wallace, Joseph E. The Baseball Anthology: 125 Years of Stories, Poems, Articles, Photographs, Drawings, Interviews, Cartoons, and Other Memorabilia. Abrams, 2004.

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Whittingham, Richard. White Sox: the Illustrated Story. Quality Sports Publications, 1997.

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Lazenby, Roland. Chicago’s Greatest Sports Memories. Chicago Sun-Times, 2000.

Swanson, Stevenson. Chicago Days: 150 Defining Moments in the Life of a Great City. Cantigny First Division Foundation, 1997.

Pictorial History of American Sports
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