Chicago Cubs Club 400 Podcast

George Castle - Chicago Sports Writer

June 2, 2019

George Castle is an American freelance sports journalist and author, based in Chicago, Illinois.

Castle's most frequent assignment has been as the Chicago Cubs beat writer for The Times of Northwest Indiana. He spent many years as a sportswriter for Chicago's Lerner Newspapers.

He has written several books about the Cubs and general baseball history, including:

  • The Million to One Team
  • Where Have All Our Cubs Gone?
  • Baseball and The Media: How Fans Lose in Today’s Coverage of the Game
  • Entangled in Ivy.
  • Jackie Robinson West: The Triumph and Tragedy of America's Favorite Little League Team.
  • Baseball's Game Changers: Icons, Record Breakers, Scandals, Sensational Series, and MoreBaseball's Game Changers: Icons, Record Breakers, Scandals, Sensational Series, and More

In his latest book “The 1969 Cubs,” co-written by Cubs Hall of Famer, Fergie Jenkins and longtime Chicago sportswriter George Castle, looks at the team from the perspective of that time frame, how the city and the fanbase got tremendously excited about the prospect of getting to the World Series. Remember, this was the first year of divisional play where teams would have to win a best-of-five League Championship Series to get to the World Series.