The Writer of the “Perfect Country & Western Song” Was Also the...

The Writer of the “Perfect Country & Western Song” Was Also the World’s Biggest Cubs Fan

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Steve Goodman.

Even if you haven’t heard the name, you’ve most certainly heard the music. And if you’ve ever heard David Allan Coe’s country music classic “You Never Even Called Me By My Name,” you know that Steve Goodman (with an assist from John Prine) is the writer of this “perfect country and Western song.”

But to a Cubs fan, Steve Goodman is something else, and to Steve Goodman, the Cubs were much more than just a baseball team—so much so that when you see shots of Wrigley Field during the 2016 World Series and the Cubs are taking the field for their first appearance in the series in 71 years, a little bit (a very little bit … possibly) of Steve Goodman…



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