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The Chicago Cub Shot for Love: A Showgirl's Crime of Passion and the 1932 World Series (True Crime) (Paperback)

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By Jack Bales, Tim Wiles (Foreword by)
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In the summer of 1932, with the Cubs in the thick of the pennant race, Billy Jurges broke off his relationship with Violet Popovich to focus on baseball. The famously beautiful showgirl took it poorly, marching into his hotel room with a revolver in her purse. Both were wounded in the ensuing struggle, but Jurges refused to press charges. Even without their star shortstop, Chicago made it to the World Series, only to be on the wrong end of Babe Ruth's legendary Called Shot. Using hundreds of original sources, Jack Bales profiles the lives of the ill-fated couple and traces the ripple effects of the shooting on the Cubs' tumultuous season.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781467148481
ISBN-10: 1467148482
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: June 21st, 2021
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: True Crime