Chili Dog MVP: Dick Allen, The ’72 White Sox and a Transforming Chicago, by David Fletcher, John Owens, and George Castle, was a runner up for this year’s Book of the Year Award for non-fiction. David Fletcher speaks about the book, story structure techniques and collaboration on a writing project.
The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park resumed its Headlines from History series with a presentation by the authors of “Chili Dog MVP: Dick Allen, the ’72 White Sox, and a Transforming Chicago.”
Co-Author Dr. David Fletcher talked about a unique time and place in baseball and Chicago history, when the arrival of a controversial slugger electrified Chicago and the White Sox stayed in town. The program weaved a narrative of Allen, his teammates, broadcaster Harry Caray, and organist Nancy Faust bringing pride to a franchise that had one foot out of town to Milwaukee just 2½ years previously. The “Chili Dog MVP” program brought to life a more innocent time in baseball intertwining with the hard truths of a hyper-political city like Chicago. In both baseball and life, for which the game is often a metaphor, past is prologue.
Recorded in front of a live crowd at Blue Island Beer Company as the White Sox finished off the first half against the Twins. We sit down with the authors of “Chili Dog MVP: Dick Allen, The ’72 White Sox And A Transforming of Chicago.” Learn how a season not talked about enough by White Sox fans featured that year’s MLB attraction, a young Harry Caray, the inventor of walk-up music Nancy Faust & the resurgence of a team on the brink of leaving the south side. Enjoy a very fun end entertaining “30 Minutes of Sox!”
John Owens joins Andy Masur on his Podcast to talk about the book he co-authored entitled “Chili Dog MVP, Dick Allen, the ’72 White Sox and a transforming Chicago”. It’s the story of Dick Allen’s affect on the team in 1972 and how his impact helped keep the team in Chicago.
Stick around til the end to hear the story of the Chili Dog MVP and what made Dick Allen that guy…
Chili Dog MVP co-author John Owens sits down virtually with Inside The Game‘s Pat Williams (also senior vice president of the NBA™ Orlando Magic) to talk about the new book about Dick Allen, the 1972 White Sox, and Chicago!
Steve Dale is joined by John Owens, Co-Author of Chili Dog MVP: Dick Allen, The 1972 White Sox and A Transforming Chicago. John shares details about the process of interviewing previous White Sox players as part of the research for this book; the changes the team and city have gone through over the years, and more. Order a copy today!
WLIS/WMRD Richard Kamins’ Baseball Talk Feb 27, 2022, featuring authors Dr. David Fletcher and John Owens talking about their new book “Chili Dog MVP: Dick Allen, The 1972 White Sox and A Transforming Chicago”. Listen to the show: