Kane County Cougars


  • Author: David Malamut
  • Release Date : 2005-05-04
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 35983158 Bytes


In 1991, it seemed odd (if not unwise) when a minorleague franchise moved into a major league market—one with two big league teams, no less. But the storyof the Kane County Cougars of the single-A MidwestLeague has been one of tremendous successes onthe field, at the gates, and above all in the hearts ofbaseball fans in Chicago’s western suburbs. The teamcontinues to draw more than half a million fans toGeneva’s cozy Elfstrom Stadium year after year, without ever being affiliated with the Cubs or Sox in the nearby city. They have fielded some top prospects, including 2003 World Series MVP Josh Beckett and his teammate Dontrelle Willis. They have battled in the post-season several times in their brief history, and they thrilled fans by winning t...

Kane County Cougars
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Kane County Cougars


  • Author : David Malamut
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0738534102


Kane County Cougars Book Description :

In 1991, it seemed odd (if not unwise) when a minor league franchise moved into a major league market-- one with two big league teams, no less. But the story of the Kane County Cougars of the single-A Midwest League has been one of tremendous successes on the field, at the gates, and above all in the hearts of baseball fans in Chicago's western suburbs. The team continues to draw more than half a million fans to Geneva's cozy Elfstrom Stadium year after year, without ever being affiliated with the Cubs or Sox in the nearby city. They have fielded some top prospects, including 2003 World Series MVP Josh Beckett and his teammate Dontrelle Willis. They have battled in the post-season several times in their brief history, and they thrilled fans by winnin...

Baseball America Directory 2008

Baseball America Directory 2008


  • Author : Will Lingo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-02-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781932391206


Baseball America Directory 2008 Book Description :

Provides management, field staff, and contact information, league schedules, and ballpark directions for major and minor leagues....

Geneva  Illinois

Geneva Illinois


  • Author : Jo Fredell Higgins
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-08-28
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439613542


Geneva Illinois Book Description :

The essence of Geneva lies in the city's distinctive hometown quality and relaxed atmosphere. Visitors sense a slower pace and tender ambience that flourished even before Geneva was platted on May 3, 1837. Geneva, Illinois presents a remarkable portrait of the community's earliest beginnings and present-day charms. Geneva offers the vintage flavor of an historic city as well as the contemporary feel of a modern community. In this collection you will find early portraits of education, when lessons were taught in the dining room of a local hotel, along with scenes that celebrate the lush riverbanks upon which residents and guests have enjoyed picnics for more than a hundred years. From the flowers picked at Wheeler Park to the moving pictures of the Op...

On the Ball
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

On the Ball


  • Author : David M. Carter
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 013100963X


On the Ball Book Description :

Leading sports management consultant Carter and ESPN sports business reporter Rovell teach readers the art of strategic alliances from the New York Yankees; entrepreneurship from NASCAR; branding from Tiger Woods; and turnaround strategy from Jerry Jones. Fast, timely, and fun, readers will never forget the business lessons this book teaches....

Secret Chicago
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Secret Chicago


  • Author : Sam Weller
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550224931


Secret Chicago Book Description :

New visitors and longtime residents alike will find unique locales in this guide to the Second City’s hidden treasures. Far beyond the predictable tourist routes, these listings reveal the arcane, cool, and hush-hush hotspots of Chicago. From white sand beaches that include urban skylines and smoky jazz clubs where it’s always midnight to piercing palaces and tasty taquerias, Chicago's diverse destinations are described in detail for travelers willing to step off the beaten path....

Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera


  • Author : Jon M. Fishman
  • Publisher : Lerner Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-04-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467715607


Miguel Cabrera Book Description :

Miguel Cabrera always knew that he wanted to be a baseball player. He grew up next to a baseball field in Venezuela, and most of his family played the game. Miguel became a star with the Florida Marlins, helping the team win the World Series in 2003. He was traded to the Detroit Tigers in 2008 and has become one of the most-feared sluggers in the game. In 2012, Miguel became the first player in 45 years to win the Triple Crown in the American League. Learn how Miguel went from a small field in Venezuela to the top of the baseball world....

Baseball America 2005 Almanac
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Baseball America 2005 Almanac


  • Author : Baseball America (Firm)
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004-12-21
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1932391045


Baseball America 2005 Almanac Book Description :

Reviews the previous year's major and minor league baseball season and includes complete statistics and a summary of college and amateur baseball....