The Boys Who Would Be Cubs: A Year in the Heart of Baseball's Minor Leagues

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  • Title: The Boys Who Would Be Cubs: A Year in the Heart of Baseball's Minor Leagues
  • Author: Joseph Bosco
  • ISBN: 9780688082611
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. This is the story of the Peoria Chiefs, Single A minor league ball club affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, during their 1988 season. Most minor league stories follow the same basic arc of the season for the players – hope and understanding their new organization at the beginning, with divergent stories as time goes on and some players rise, some fall, some falter, but all (or most) learn. This was the wrong season and the wrong team for this kind of story. In this season, the team’s record wa [...]

    2. "Not only was this baseball, it was professional baseball. While almost all of those who possess the talent to play this game of dreams for pay had played it—and would have continued to do so—for free at a level far past the point when most must give up bats, balls, and glove for shovel, computer, or order pad, and are therefore the subject of both envy and ridicule by those who were not so gifted or free of spirit, it is nonetheless the source by which they now pay the rent, the light bill, [...]

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