White Sox Encyclopedia by Richard Lindberg

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Much of the White Sox history is underscored by its sometimes grim tug-of-war with the Cubs for the loyalties of Chicago fans. Even though the Sox earned bragging rights by soundly thrashing their cross-town rivals in a celebrated World Series, the annual post-season City Series, and any number of charity games that followed, the White Sox emerged as the classic underdog following the epochal Black Sox Scandal of 1920. The conspiracy to throw the 1919 World Series was a defining moment in baseball and for the fortunes of the beloved Chicago institution in the coming decades."The White Sox Encyclopedia" is a comprehensive history of one of the most controversial teams in the American league: the trials, tribulations and moments of glory of a ballclub interwoven into the fabric of the South Side Irish community that supported it through years of crowning glory, the disgrace of the devastating scandal, and the long, losing seasons that were to follow. This book brings together, for the first time, 10 decades of baseball on the South Side and will be a wealth of information for White Sox fans, sports mavens, and trivia buffs alike.It includes: 700 illustrations, including a 16-page color section; complete statistics through the 1996 season on hitting streaks and ERA's, box scores, trades; an all-time roster of managers, players and position leaders; season-by-season descriptions; game highlights; over 100 player profiles from Tommie Agee to Richie Zisk; all the great stars past and present; the managerial strategies, the personalities, honors; and, the milestones descriptions of unforgettable moments and memories. Richard C. Lindberg is the official White Sox historian and Managing Editor of the "Illinois Police & Sheriff's News". He is author of "Stealing First in a Two-Team Town", "Who's on Third", "Quotable Chicago", and "Chicago Ragtime" and has written for "Chicago Tribune" magazine, "Inside Chicago" magazine, and "Chicago History" magazine.
 

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Richard C. Lindberg is a journalist, research historian, and the author of eleven books, including "To Serve and Collect: Chicago Politics and Police Corruption from the Lager Beer Riot to the Summerdale Scandal, 1855-1960, "the first book-length history of the Chicago Police Department published since 1887, and "Chicago by Gaslight: A History of the Chicago Netherworld, 1880-1920." He is a past president of the Illinois Academy of Criminology and the Society of Midland Authors and a recipient of the Frederic Milton Thrasher Award for Excellence in Research and Reportage for his work on Chicago organized crime and street gangs. Gloria Jean Sykes is a documentary film producer and investigative journalist. The wide respect her work has earned is evident in Emmy nominations for three of her specials, "Campaign '90," "Homelessness: A Prayer," and "Children of Alcoholic Parents." She produced the prime-time NBC series "What Happened, "which explores the mysteries surrounding such high profile cases as the meltdown at Three Mile Island, and her documentaries "Multiple Personalities" and "Marriage and Murder" garnered honors as A&E's highest rated programs. Her first feature movie, the HBO Original "Cheaters," spotlights the 1995 Steinmetz High School academic decathlon scandal. First airing in 2000, it also earned an Emmy nomination.
 
Published June 23, 1997 by Temple University Press. 584 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction