La Salle Library Hosts Virtual Chicago Cubs History Program – Shaw Local

The La Salle Public Library will virtually welcome sportswriter, pop culture historian and author Martin Gitlin for a fascinating journey at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 through the history of the Chicago Cubs.

In this online presentation, Gitlin will discuss the most interesting and greatest teams, players, moments and events in Cubs history. Fans will enjoy hearing compelling stories, historic photos and watching exciting highlights from the game. The program will include trivia questions for the public to ponder and will cover Cubs history, from Albert Spalding to the crown of 1909 to “Tinker to Evers to Chance” to Ernie Banks to Sorry Swap to Ferguson Jenkins to Super Sandburg to Sammy Sosa, and to the 2016 crown and beyond. Gitlin will answer questions after we wrap up the presentation.

Gitlin, author of “The Ultimate Chicago Cubs Time Machine Book,” has won more than 45 awards as a sportswriter, including the Associated Press’ first place for Overall Excellence for his coverage of the World Series. He is the author of over 200 books on a variety of subjects. He lives in Ohio.

To celebrate the library’s second anniversary of hosting free live virtual programs, the library will be giving away a free drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Anyone is eligible to participate in the drawing, as long as they register for the program and attend. The winner will be selected and announced at the end of the program.

The program will be presented online, via Zoom, and is free and open to everyone. Sign up at For more information, contact the La Salle Public Library at 815-223-2341.

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