The Best Team Ever: A Novel of America, Chicago, and the 1907 Cubs

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Mill City Press, 2008 - Fiction - 503 pages
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This baseball book, crime drama, and love story follows the 1907 Chicago Cubs from the Practice Season to the World's Championship Series. The team of Tinker to Evans to Chance. And Three Finger Brown, owner of the game's best curve ball. Rookie Kid Durbin rides the bench and writes a journal as the Cubs play a near-perfect brand of baseball against the backdrop of a wild, corrupt Chicago and a transforming America. Madmen, saints and sinners on the diamond and off parade through the pages of this historical novel.

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About the author (2008)

Alan Alop is a lawyer in Chicago, where he is a Deputy Director of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. He and his son Jim are long-suffering Cubs fans. Alan remains entranced by the game of baseball.Doc Noel was chosen to play shortstop for the 1959 and 1960 All Star Teams of the Skokie Indians Little League in Illinois, and was elected to the 2002 National Adult Baseball Association (NABA) All Stars in Sacramento, California. He enjoys his career in health promotion, but continues to play, manage, watch – and write and speak about – baseball. Playing catch with his sons Andrew and Adam is still a favorite pastime.

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