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Author Kaplan, David, 1960- author.

Title The plan : Epstein, Maddon, and the audacious blueprint for a Cubs dynasty / David Kaplan ; foreword by Anthony Rizzo.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    796.35764 KAP    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    796.35764 KAP    Available
Description xiv, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "How did the Chicago Cubs transform themselves from one of the worst organizations in baseball to a dynasty in the making? In The Plan, legendary Chicago sports personality David Kaplan takes you inside the Cubs organization with unparalleled access, including in-season and post-World Series interviews with Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Joe Maddon, the players, industry insiders, and more. Kaplan shares how the Cubs devised their audacious plan and tenaciously followed it to a World Series championship"--From publisher description.
Contents Foreword / by Anthony Rizzo -- Special introduction / by Allan H. "Bud" Selig -- Author's note -- Tom Ricketts and the new Cubs -- Worse than they thought -- The GM job -- The money: Mesa, Wrigley, and the rooftops -- Getting Theo -- Building the best front office in baseball -- Doubting the plan -- The Arrieta trade -- The odd arrival of Joe Maddon -- Jon Lester takes a leap of faith -- The three-headed monster -- 2015: the kids are ahead of schedule -- 2016: that magical year -- There never was a curse -- Celebration time in Chicago.
Subject Chicago Cubs (Baseball team)
Chicago Cubs (Baseball team) -- Management.
Epstein, Theo, 1973-
Maddon, Joe, 1954-
World Series (Baseball) (2016)
Added Author Rizzo, Anthony, author of foreword.
ISBN 9781629373263 (hardback)
1629373265 (hardback)

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