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Willson Contreras on baseball's code and the Cubs clubhouse

ESPN - May 27, 2017
I would like to tell them that I don't do things to disrespect the game or other teams; things sometimes get out of hand when you're an aggressive player, a passionate player, with all this love we have for baseball. The desire to win here in the ...

Jim Bunning, US senator and baseball luminary, dies at 85

Politico - May 27, 2017
Jim Bunning, the only person ever elected both to the U.S. Senate and the Baseball Hall of Fame, has died. He was 85. Bunning, a blunt, conservative Republican who spent a combined 24 years representing Kentucky in the House and Senate, weathered ...

Fan Calls For Safer Grandstands At Baseball Games

NPR - May 27, 2017
This week a boy was hit in the heat by a broken bat in Yankee Stadium, prompting calls for more extensive safety netting. One advocate is Andy Zlotnick, who was hit by a foul ball there years ago. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: As if there wasn't enough to worry ...

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Papi: My Story

by: David Ortiz, Michael Holley
An entertaining, unfiltered memoir by one of the game’s greatest, most clutch sluggers and beloved personalities

David “Big Papi” Ortiz is a baseball icon and one of the most popular figures ever to play the game.  As a key part of the Boston Red Sox for 14 years, David has helped the team win 3 World Series, bringing back a storied franchise from “never wins” to “always wins.” He helped them upend the doubts, the naysayers, the nonbelievers and captured the imagination of millions of fans along the way, as he launched balls into the stands again, and again, and again.
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Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages

by: David Ross, Don Yaeger

Packed with "compelling inside stories" (Chicago Tribune), Teammate is the inspiring memoir from "Grandpa Rossy," the veteran catcher who became the heart and soul of the 2016 Chicago Cubs championship team.

In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Of the many storylines to Chicago's fairytale season, one stood out: the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up for 13 of his 15 pro seasons.
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The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse

by: Tom Verducci
The New York Times Bestseller

With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions.

It took 108 years, but it really happened. The Chicago Cubs are once again World Series champions. 

How did a team composed of unknown, young players and supposedly washed-up veterans come together to break the Curse of the Billy Goat? Tom Verducci, twice named National Sportswriter of the Year and co-writer of The Yankee Years with Joe Torre, will have full access to team president Theo Epstein, manager Joe Maddon, and the players to tell the story of the Cubs' transformation from perennial underachievers to the best team in baseball.
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Saints for All Occasions: A novel

by: J. Courtney Sullivan
"I hope to read another novel as strong and wise and beautiful and heartbreaking as J. Courtney Sullivan's Saints for All Occasions this year, but I'm not sure I will." Richard Russo

A sweeping, unforgettable novel from The New York Times best-selling author of Maine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart.

Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America.
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