Wolf is editor of “Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs”

Sep 22, 2015

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, is editor of the book “Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs.”

Published by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the book celebrates the 1929 Chicago Cubs, one of the most exciting teams in baseball history. The volume consists of approximately 50 essays focusing on aspects of this historically important team, from its players, coaching staff and owner to Wrigley Field, the regular season and World Series. The Cubs, with a record of 98 wins and 54 losses during the regular season, were defeated in five games by the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1929 World Series.

Wolf published nine of the essays in addition to the introduction in “Winning on the North Side,” which recreates the cultural context of baseball in Chicago in the late 1920s. The book was one of two about baseball in Chicago that SABR used to advertise and promote its annual conference, which took place in Chicago in June 2015.

SABR, the preeminent scholarly association dedicated to preserving baseball history and renowned for its use of analytics to frame discussion about the sport, was founded at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.

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