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Cubs: Where Have You Gone? Hardcover – September 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC; Assumed First edition (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582618062
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582618067
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,800,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Fred Mitchell has been a sportswriter and columnist with the Chicago Tribune for the past 30 years, covering major sporting events including the Super Bowl, World Series, National Basketball Association Finals and Summer Olympics. Mitchell was his newspaper’s beat reporter covering the Chicago Cubs from 1983-88. The author of five other books, including the 1997 release Playing Through with Earl and Tiger Woods, Mitchell has been honored by the Washington Journalism Review, the All-American Football Foundation, and the Chicago Tribune for outstanding writing. He appears regularly on Chicago television, offering his commentary on the local and national sports scene.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert Stackowiak on July 4, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This was a disappointment. By the title, I expected to read about what these ex-Cubs had done since retiring. Instead, the book was mostly a rehash of statistics with a few recent interview comments pasted in. The stories had only a sentence or two about what they do today then immediately described some events and statistics from their playing days. Worse, several paragraphs were repeated in multiple chapters, possibly to put into context the events of the time... but these repeated paragraphs were not personalized around that player. This book had the feeling of an author with a deadline to write x number of pages, but not the time to do the research.

Rick Talley's book, "The Cubs of '69" was a much better effort in providing insight into many of these players, though now dated (since it was published in 1989). It is too bad, because I think there could be a common theme around many of these players from different Cub generations... but there just isn't enough depth here.
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As described by an earlier review, the book is just a bunch of accumulated facts and stats along with some quotes from an interview with each player. Not horrible but nothing really enlightening. Frustrating when the book refers to feuds but doesn't explain what the feud was over or any quotes on that. I ( like many other Cub fans) seem to know more about the players than the author. There were mistakes like describing the 1984 season where Dunston and Bowa shared the shortstop duties ( no....that was 1985). Regardless, I enjoyed the interviews ( yes they were brief).
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By Jim Krob on February 14, 2014
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Gave it to my son-in-law as a gift. He enjoyed it, or seemed to. He iis a diehard Cubbie fan.
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By fodraks on September 5, 2014
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lots of memories
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5 of 12 people found the following review helpful By John Matlock on October 19, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I guess that I'm getting old. In my mind the Dodgers still belong in Brooklyn. And all the other teams should be where they started. The Cubs, and a very few others are where they belong. Staying in one place gives one a sense of history, a sense of belonging, a sense of family.

It's been sixty years and more since Andy Pafko made his Cubs debute before a crowd of 314 fans. What's he doing now? What indeed are all the 50 players interviewed for this book doing now? This is an unabashedly sentimental look at the Cubs family. It's like catching up with a cousin visited as a child and long since moved away. A delightful read.
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