Waiting for the Cubs

The 2008 Season, the Hundred-Year Slump and One Fan’s Lifelong Vigil


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About the Book

This is a memoir of a diehard—a diehard fan who drove himself and his family half crazy to get to Cubs games that were 700 miles away from their home. Along the way Sullivan recounts the history of Cubs baseball, including events from the 1908 season, as well as reminiscences from other fans and stories of his own experience following a team that has gone more than a century without attaining that final win that would make them world champions.

About the Author(s)

Floyd Sullivan, a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, is a writer and photographer and lives in Chicago. His Cubs blog is .

Bibliographic Details

Floyd Sullivan
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 204
Bibliographic Info: 25 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4902-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5687-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

1. Spring Training      5

2. Opening Day      31

3. Into the Season      51

4. Midsummer Dreams      77

5. At the Break      99

6. Dog Days      105

7. Stretch Run      135

8. Postseason      159

Epilogue      174

Resources and Further Reading      183

Index      185