The Great Book of Chicago Sports Lists

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Running Press, Sep 17, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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Chicago sports fans are the most passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated in the country. Now, the Windy City's top sports-radio jock and a longtime native sportswriter engage this phenomenon with a compilation of informative and entertaining lists sure to stir up dialogue and debate within the buzzing Chicago sports scene. With original contributions from top Chicago sports and entertainment personalities such as Norm Van Lier, Bill Wennington, Dan Jiggetts, Pat Hughes, Len Kasper, John McDonough, Mike North, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, and many more, this is a must-have reference and entertaining read for all jocks, wannabes, haters, dreamers, and died-in-the-wool Chicago sports fans.
 

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Contents

DEDICATIONS
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INTRODUCTION
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Hawk Harrelsons Five Toughest White Sox
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by Pat Hughes
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by Pat Hughes
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by Norm Van Lier
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by John McDonough
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by Dan Jiggetts
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Len Kaspers Top 10
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by Dick Butkus
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by US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
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by Bob Vanderberg
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by Paul Sullivan
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by David Kaplan
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by Barry Temkin
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John Jurkovics Favorite Chicago Athletes
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by Bill Wennington
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by Ben Finfer ESPN Radio
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by Jim Corno
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by Chuck Swirsky
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by Mike North
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by Marc Silverman ESPN Radio 1000
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by Gene Wojciechowski
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by Judd Sirott
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by Dan Bernstein
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by Chet Coppock
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by Gene Honda
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by Terry Boers
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Top 100 Chicago Athletes of All Time
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Dan Danny Mac” McNeil has held the prime afternoon-drive slot on both Chicago sports-talk radio stations, WSCR The Score” (AM 670) and ESPN (AM 1000) since 1992. In May 2001, he joined ESPN Radio and took the station to unprecedented ratings success. As of May 2009, McNeil will rejoin The Score as the afternoon host. He writes a weekly column for the Chicago Sun-Times. He lives in Chicago.

Ed Sherman was a sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune for 27 years, covering everything from the White Sox to the Bears 1985 Super Bowl team to professional golf to local high-school athletics. If anyone knows the Chicago sports scene, it's Ed Sherman. He lives in Chicago.

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