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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William Hageman  

Pen Name: William C. Hageman


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1952

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Illinois Connection

Hageman lives in Aurora, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

William Hageman is a lifestyles reporter for the ''Chicago Tribune''. He has worked in the news, sports and features departments as a writer and editor since joining the Tribune in 1980. Before coming to Chicago, Hageman worked for newspapers in Delaware and Michigan.

Published Works

  • Honus: The Life and Times of a Baseball Hero, Sagamore Publishing, 1996
  • Chicago Cubs: Seasons at the Summit, Sagamore Publishing, 1999 - written with Warren Wilbert
  • New York Yankees, Johnathan David, 2001 - written with Warren Wilbert
  • Baseball Between the Wars, NTC Publishing, 2001
  • The 1917 White Sox: Their World Championship Season, McFarland & Company, 2003 - written with Warren Wilbert

Selected Titles At Your Library

Honus :
ISBN: 1571670424. OCLC Number:

Sagamore Pub.,. Champaign, IL :. ©1996.

The Chicago Cubs :
ISBN: 1571671102. OCLC Number:

Sagamore Pub.,. Champaign, IL :. ©1997.

New York Yankees :
ISBN: 0824604164. OCLC Number:

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Documents the greatest seasons, games, and players in New York Yankee history.

Baseball between the wars :
ISBN: 0809297485. OCLC Number:

Contemporary Books,. Chicago :. [©2001]

The 1917 White Sox :
ISBN: 078641622X. OCLC Number:

McFarland & Co.,. Jefferson, N.C. :. ©2004.

Chronicles the team that would take Charles Comiskey back to the World Series in 1917. Covers Comiskey's recruitment of quality players beginning in 1914 and continuing through the 1917 season. Profiles the players themselves, including Red Faber, Hap Felsch, Eddie Cicotte, Joe Jackson and Eddie Collins.


Hageman was honored at the Illinois Center for the Book's 2001 Illinois Authors Book Fair at the Illinois State Library.

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