Remembering Steve Goodman, the folk singer who gave Chicago Cubs fans two anthems
Jewish Teelgraphic Agency (JTA)
This article remembers the singer/songwriter Steve Goodman, who died of leukemia at the age of 36 in 1984. Goodman, a lifelong Chicago Cubs, fan, did not live to see his team win the World Series in 2016 for the first time since1908. The article includes a video of Goodman performing a song he wrote in 1981, entitled "A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request." The song is about a fictionalized dying man dreaming about a "“doubleheader funeral in Wrigley Field.” The author notes the "tragic irony is that Goodman himself was slowly dying at the time from leukemia..." Click on the link to read the article.
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