Sunday, October 31, 2010

Who Dat? Where Dat?

It's Halloween! 

Here's an appropriate photo from my book Chicago Curiosities (Globe Pequot Press / January 2011). The first person to correctly identify what this is and exactly where it is will go on my list for a free copy of the book.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Babe Ruth Calls His Shot

One of the first tasks I had to accomplish before receiving the contract to write It Happened in Chicago was to compile a list of events that I would include in the book, with a line or two about each explaining the importance or relevance.

My initial list had 100 events on it. The publisher wanted around 30 for the book. Among the many events I was not able to include was one that occurred on October 1, 1932. Here's a link to an excellent write-up on it from Babe Ruth Calls His Shot.