Sports Illustrated senior writer Tom Verducci and Crown Archetype, an imprint of Penguin Random House’s Crown Publishing Group, have partnered for a new book on the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs that will be published in early 2017.
THE CUBS WAY: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse will chronicle how the Cubs went from their days at the bottom of the National League in 2011 to the best team in major league baseball in 2016. Verducci was granted full access to Cubs president Theo Epstein, manager Joe Maddon and the entire roster that helped end the 108-year championship drought.
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“The Chicago Cubs’ dramatic triumph in winning the World Series Championship for the first time in 108 years was the greatest sports story of the year and one that will endure in baseball lore,” Crown Archetype Vice President and Editorial Director Tricia Boczkowski said in a press release. “THE CUBS WAY is a celebration of this iconic team and an exploration of their journey to breaking the longest curse in baseball. We’re thrilled to have Tom Verducci, one of the most respected sportswriters today, narrating their inspiring and historic story.”