Tom Verducci Inks Deal With Crown Archetype

By Maryann Yin 

Chicago Cubs (GalleyCat)Tom Verducci has signed a deal with the Penguin Random House imprint, Crown Archetype. Verducci, a senior baseball writer for Sports Illustrated, plans to write a book called The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse.

Here’s more from the press release: “The Cubs Way will tell the inspiring story of the Chicago Cubs’ transformation from perennial underachievers to the best team in major league baseball. Granted full access to team president Theo Epstein, manager Joe Maddon, and the Cubs players, Verducci will reveal how Epstein and Maddon built, led, and inspired the team that broke a 108-year championship drought by focusing on the mental side of the game as much as the physical, emphasizing chemistry as well as statistics.”

Mary Reynics, an executive editor, negotiated the deal with David Black of the David Black Agency. Reynics will edit Verducci’s manuscript. The publication date has been scheduled for March 2017.