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Tales From The Pittsburgh Pirates Dugout

Author : John McCollister
ISBN : 1613213468
Genre : History
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A comprehensivecollection of the most memorable Pirates stories—newly updated!

Tales From The 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates Dugout

Author : John McCollister
ISBN : 9781613216644
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The year is 1979. America is in a funk. And Pittsburgh was no exception. Double-digit inflation, a near disaster at nearby Three Mile Island, and the decline of downtown businesses all placed over the city of Pittsburgh a cloud that grew darker than the smoke that rose from the Homestead Works 25 years earlier. Into this atmosphere of doom and gloom came a cause to celebrate. The 1979 Pirates, under the baton of manager Chuck Tanner, included a cast of characters known as “Scrap Iron,” “Cobra,” “Teke,” “The Candy Man,” and, of course, “Pops.” The team became a cardiologist’s nightmare as the Bucs compiled a 98-64 regular season record, winning 25 of those games in their last at-bats. Down three games to one, the Bucs rose from the ashes to defeat Baltimore and become World Series champions. Thousands of Pittsburgh faithful marched along Smithfield Street and Fifth Avenue. They cheered, danced, and sang over and over again the team’s theme song—“We Are Fam-a-Lee.” That upbeat song remains linked with the ’79 Bucs to this day. Relive those glory days in Tales from the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates. Celebrate the turnaround of shortstop Tim Foli as a player and as a man. Laugh with Chuck Tanner when he heard Pirate fans, including his own wife, actually boo him for what they thought was a poor decision. You might even shed a tear when you read about the untimely passing of the legendary Willie Stargell. These and the other tales about the 1979 Pirates will bring back a heap of fond memories about one of baseball’s most colorful teams. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Tales From The Pirates Dugout

Author : John McCollister
ISBN : 1582616302
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Classic Bucs

Author : David Finoli
ISBN : 1606351605
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Chronicles the fifty greatest games in the history of the Pittsburgh baseball team from 1900 to the present, providing box scores and analyses for each featured matchup.

100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author : The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
ISBN : 9781623688554
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is a must-read for all true fans. With listings ranked in importance from one to 100, the book includes everything from Bill Mazeroski’s World Series–winning homerun in 1960 and PNC Park, arguably baseball’s finest stadium, to legendary broadcaster Bob Prince. This guide touches upon all of the team’s nine National League pennants and five World Series titles, as well as legendary players such as Honus Wagner, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Barry Bonds, and Andrew McCutchen. Packed with personalities, places, events, and facts, 100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the perfect tool for Bucs fans to take their team spirit to a whole new level.

The Bucs

Author : John McCollister
ISBN : 9781461661726
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Each generation of Pirate fans has been blessed with a pantheon of heroes: Honus Wagner, Pie Traynor, Bill Mazeroski, Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell.

A Pirate For Life

Author : Steve Blass
ISBN : 9781617496462
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Exploring a pitching career that began with a complete-game victory over Hall of Famer Don Drysdale in 1964 and ended when he could no longer control his pitches, this book details the life of Pittsburgh Pirates great, Steve Blass. This insider's view of the humorous and bizarre journey of a World Series champion pitcher turned color commentator will delight Pirates and baseball fans alike. Recounting his first years in the Major Leagues and his battle with the baffling condition that would ultimately bear his own name, Steve Blass tells the story of his life on and off the field with a poignant, dazzling wit and shares the life of a baseball player who had the prime of his career cut short.

The Pittsburgh Pirates Encyclopedia

Author : David Finoli
ISBN : 9781613217382
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the most storied histories in the annuals of baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates Encyclopedia captures these fabulous times through the stories of the individuals and the collective teams that have thrilled the Steel City for 125 years. The book breaks down the team with a year-by-year synopsis of the club, biographies of over 180 of the most memorable Pirates through the ages as well as a look at each manager, owner, general manager and announcer that has served the club proudly. Now updated through the 2014 season, The Pittsburgh Pirates Encyclopedia will provide Pirates fans as well as baseball fans in general a complete look into the team's history, sparking memories of glories past and hopes for the future. Highlights include: • Single-season and career records • Player and manager profiles • Pirates award winners • Synopses of key games in Pirates history Now fully updated, this is one of the most comprehensive books ever written about the Pirates, and a resource that no Bucs fan should be without. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

When The Bucs Won It All

Author : Bill Ranier
ISBN : 9780786420506
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The 1970s were both successful and tragic for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They won five NL Eastern Division crowns and the 1971 World Championship, but lost the great Roberto Clemente in a plane crash and pitcher Bob Moose in a car accident during this time. By the end of the 1970s, the Pirates were a good team but no longer considered favorites to win a World Series. Thanks to a fantastic finish in 1978, the Pittsburghers gained new hope for the 1979 season. As intriguing as the season was, it wasn't until the evening of August 25th that the Pirate fans really started to believe "it" could happen. The history of that magical ball club is covered here, from how the 1979 world champion team was built, to a thorough look at the season and post season, to how "The Family" finally fell. Also included are biographical sketches of all players who appeared on the team's roster that year and a section of complete statistics.

The Tigers And Their Dens

Author : John McCollister
ISBN : 9781630762360
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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One of the American League’s eight charter franchises, the Detroit Tigers baseball club was founded in 1894 and stands as the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in the American League. Some of the greatest in the cunning and speed and was the first to play mind games with opposing players. Mickey Cochrane showed that it was possible to be a manager and player at the same time. Hank Greenburg became one of the greatest home run hitters of all time. In the modern era, Al Kaline, Norm Cash, Mickey Lolich, Jin Northrup, Willie Horton, Kirk Gibson, Cecil Fielder, and Alan Trammell brought the best of baseball to Tigers fans everywhere. Today, all stars such as Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Johnny Peralta, Prince Fielder, and Justin Verlander keep the club competitive, reaching to World Series just three years ago. The Tigers and Their Dens recalls these stories and plenty more in this official history of a beloved baseball franchise.

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