Sox and the City

Sox and the City
Sox and the City

Sox and the City

A Fan's Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of '67 to the Wizards of Oz
By Richard Roeper


240 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781556526794

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2007)


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The remarkable story of the White Sox’s long climb to success
Over the last 40 years, Richard Roeper has attended White Sox games, watching as his team established a losing streak that was almost unparalleled in Major League Baseball history. In this account of what it was like to grow up a White Sox fan in a Cubs nation, Roeper covers the recent history of the organization, from the heartbreak of 1967 and the South-Side Hit Men to the disco demolition and the magical 2005 season when they became world champions. Encapsulating what it means to be a baseball fan, root for the same sorry team no matter what, and find vindication, this history of the White Sox is flavored with trivia; anecdotes about players, owners, and broadcasters; plus Roeper’s own humorous and personal reminiscences.


"Though the book is aimed towards Sox fans, the earnest devotion and love he has for his team would probably ring true with any sports fan." —Chicago Journal

"Sox fans, this book is one you can’t put down." —The Star Newspapers

"While there are more heartbreaks than celebrations documented—86 years of losing will do that—this document of one fan’s relationship with his beloved team has a happy ending." —The Chicago Sports Review

"Roeper…offers hilarious memories and anecdotes about his favorite team.” —Elite

Author Biography

Richard Roeper is the author of Hollywood Urban Legends, Schlock Value, Ten Sure Signs a Movie Character Is Doomed, and Urban Legends. He is a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a cohost of Ebert & Roeper. He lives in Chicago.