Ten Innings at Wrigley is Kevin Cook's vivid account of a game that could only have happened at this ballpark, in this era, with this colorful cast of heroes and heels: Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt and Bruce Sutter, surly slugger Dave Kingman, hustler Pete Rose, unlucky Bill Buckner, scarred Vietnam vet Garry Maddox, troubled relief pitcher Donnie Moore, clubhouse jester Tug McGraw, and two managers pulling out what was left of their hair.
It was the highest-scoring ballgame in a century, and much more than that. Bringing to life the run-up and aftermath of a contest the New York Times called "the wildest in modern history," Cook reveals the human stories behind the game-and how money, muscles and modern statistics were about to change baseball forever.
|Publisher:||Tantor Media, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Barry Abrams has narrated and produced audiobooks for a variety of publishers. Since 2012, he has also hosted and produced ESPN's In the Gate podcast. Based in Danbury, Connecticut, Barry engineers and calls live webcasts of his son's ice hockey games.
Table of Contents
Starting Lineups and Rosters xi
Prologue: May 1979 1
Part 1 National League Least 7
The Cubs: Foiled Again 9
The Phillies: Unloved Losers 27
Part 2 Ten Innings 43
Part 3 Legacies 155
Miracle on Broad Street 157
Kong vs. the Media 171
Disgrace Under Pressure 183
Moore and the Split 193
Ball in the Family 207
Epilogue: Money, Metrics, and Music 219
Box Score 228
A Note on Sources 229