“…long on detail, research, and anecdotes….Bike’s research is thorough and extensive, as he uses books, magazines, and newspapers as sources. He also conducted three interviews and plumbed the internet for online sourcing.” —Read the rest of this review from Sport in American History.
“An absolute 'must read' for the legions of Chicago Cubs fans, The Forgotten 1970 Chicago Cubs: Go and Glow is impressively informative, exceptionally well organized, and unreservedly recommended for personal, community, college and university library Baseball Sports History collections.” —Read the rest of this review from Midwest Book Review.
“William Bike just wrote a great book called The Forgotten 1970 Cubs. It’s about the Cubs team that’s no longer forgotten, if for no other reason than William wrote a book about them.” —Read the rest of this review from Ben Joravsky at Art19.
“The Forgotten 1970 Chicago Cubs: Go and Glow not only was a great rundown of what happened during the season, but I really liked the paragraphs at the end about what the 1970 Cubs did after they left the team.” —Read the rest of this review from William J.B. on Kobo.
“The book successfully makes the case that the 1970 Chicago Cubs, with the addition of Joe Pepitone and Milt Pappas, was even better than the 1969 team.” —Read the rest of this review from Baxter on Scribd.com.
“In William S. Bike’s tale about ‘the best damn team never to win a pennant,’ readers are treated to a pleasant look back, for better and worse.” —Read the rest of this review from Paul Hensler from NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture.
"Reading this book puts you right in Wrigley Field in 1970. You can almost smell the popcorn and hear the crack of the bat! —Read the rest of this review from William J. on Goodreads.
“When I read one of Bill Bike's books I know the writing will be superb, the details accurate, and the story informative and entertaining.” —Read the rest of this review from Char on Books A Million.
“In the Forgotten 1970 Chicago Cubs life in the seventies and the world of baseball comes alive.” –Read the rest of this review on Barnes & Noble.
“This book is a must not only for Cubs fans, but for baseball fans of the pre-free agent era, when players were just regular guys.” —Read the rest of this review from Sterling P. at bulkbookstore.com.
The Cubs “finished second in 1970, but this book is first place!” —Read the rest of this review from 1970 Cubs Fan on Powell’s.
“Very interesting that conservative Cubs management threw caution to the winds that year and signed some bad-boy ballplayers in an effort to win a pennant. The book really puts the reader back in that era.” —Read the rest of this review from Aries 1957 on World Cat.
“The book is a great introduction to American baseball, American baseball stars, a team that is popular worldwide, and recalls a superb season in which a team didn't quite make it to the championship, but gave its fans great enjoyment while they tried.” –Read the rest of this review from William J. on Angus & Robertson.
“The computer-generated fantasy playoff and World Series games are fantastic—I've never seen anything like that in a sports book!” —Read the rest of this review from Aries1957 on Alibris.
“What was fascinating about this book was how the Chicago Cubs, known at the time for their love of players with crew cuts who drank milk, threw conservatism out the window and kept acquiring ‘bad boys’ in an attempt to finally win the pennant.” —Read the rest of this review from CubFan2021 on thriftbooks.com.
“That was the year Ernie Banks hit his 500th home run, the basket was put around Wrigley Field's outfield walls, and the Cubs finished closer to first than in any year since 1945. Bike brings that all to life in this great book!” —Read the rest of this review from Cal on Second Sale.
“In fans’ memories, the 1970 season pales to the memory of 1969. This book will change that!” –Read the rest of this review from Sterling2021 on the Chicago Public Library site.
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