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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.

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Titles At Your Library

Honus: The Life and Times of a Baseball Hero
ISBN: 1571670424

Sports Publishing LLC. 1996

Honus: The Life and Times of a Baseball Hero is a biographical look at the life and times of the great Honus Wagner. Not many fans know the full story of Honus Wagner, and Wagner himself was largely responsible for the public's ignorance. Being notoriously shy, he declined to talk about himself or baseball to sportswriters of his time. Through thousands of hours of exhaustive research and interviews, plus the help of Wagner's granddaughter, Leslie Blair, author William Hageman was able to get the story of the great baseball legend.

Chicago Cubs: Seasons at the Summit, the 50 Greatest Individual Seasons
ISBN: 1571671102

Sports Publishing LLC. 1997

From April 22, 1876, through 1997, more than 1,750 ballplayers have pulled on Cubs uniforms, and out of that number, co-authors Warren Wilbert and William Hageman have chosen players who have put together individual seasons of such magnificence that they have merited a top 50 billing. From Al Spalding to the peerless leader, Frank Chance, and on to "Ole Pete" Alexander and Hack Wilson, Gabby Hartnett and Billy Herman, and on to Ron Santo and "Let's Play Two" Ernie Banks. From the more recent past are Ryne Sandberg and Mark Grace. The famous and the not-so-famous are ranked in order from No. I through No. 50.

New York Yankees: Seasons of Glory
ISBN: 0824604164

Jonathan David Pub. 1999

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

Baseball Between the Wars : A Pictorial Tribute to the Men Who Made the Game in Chicago from 1909 to 1947
ISBN: 0809297485

Contemporary Books. 2001

From the archives of Chicago newspapers, a collection of baseball photographs that resurrect the game's nostalgic past, when players were more accessible and photographers worked closer on their subjects.

The 1917 White Sox: Their World Championship Season
ISBN: 078641622X

McFarland Publishing. 2003

The 1917 Chicago White Sox were rooted in frustration over eleventh hour pennant losses as far back as 1907 and 1908. Charles Comiskey, one of the founding fathers of the American League and a man who did not gladly suffer mediocrity and losing, had fumed for a decade until he finally put together a team that would take him back to the World Series and win it all.

This work chronicles the team that did it, re-establishing the White Sox as one of the games elite. It covers Comiskeys recruitment of quality players beginning in 1914 and continuing through the 1917 season the players themselves, including Red Faber, Hap Felsch, Eddie Cicotte, Joe Jackson and Eddie Collins the events of the extraordinary season on and off the field, including the three series that the White Sox had with the Boston Red Sox and the United States involvement in World War I and the teams victory over John McGraw's Giants in the World Series.


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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