Kane County Cougars

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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 the 1991 Midwest League Championship. Cougar fans will enjoy this pictorial tour through the club's first 15 seasons, which provides a local view of the history of the national pastime.
ISBN: 9780738534107
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of Baseball
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
David Malamut has been there from the beginning, a mainstay at Cougar home games since his youth. The team has no greater fan. Using photographs from the Aurora Historical Society, his own collection, and that of fellow fans, he tells the triumphant story of baseball in the suburbs.
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