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The Best Team Ever, a historical novel about America at the turn of the last century and the 1907 Chicago Cubs is a big, brawling, lusty adventure that authentically brings to life the 1907 Chicago Cubs baseball team.

Follow the 1907 Chicago Cubs as they ramble across a turbulent America in their determined quest to avenge a humiliating loss to the White Sox in the one and only Chicago City World Series.

Get an insider's view of this amazing team and tumultuous city as seen through the wide eyes of hayseed Cubs rookie Kid Durbin.

Enjoy a trip back in time to a long-forgotten era in Chicago and Cubs History.

This meticulously written book brings to life:

  • The arch-criminal with nefarious designs on Kid Durbin's sweetheart
  • Mordecai Brown, the coal miner with a sore arm and mangled throwing hand slated to pitch the crucial game
    of the 1907 World Series.
  • The outstanding catcher, Johnny Kling, mysteriously denied consideration for the Hall of Fame.
  • The Great Thurston, world-renowned stage magician working for the 1907 Cubs behind the scenes.
  • Player/manager Frank Chance, the "Peerless Leader" so tough he picked a fight with the heavyweight champ.
  • The controversial challenge from the best of the Negro League.
  • The long-forgotten site of historic West Side Grounds.
  • The secret energy source from West Baden Springs that propelled the 1907 Chicago Cubs to greatness, and why it was never used again.

These are the saddest of possible words:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
Making a Giant hit into a double --
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."

Click here to learn the details behind the creation of the famous double play poem