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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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Tales From The 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates

Author : John McCollister
ISBN : 1582618380
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This chronicle provides stories on the great Pirates teams of the late 1970's that culminated with a memorable 1979 World Series championship.

The Good The Bad The Ugly Pittsburgh Pirates

Author : John McCollister
ISBN : 9781617491405
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Pittsburgh Piratesby John McCollister presents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It also unmasks, but doesn't revel in, the bad, the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Pirate highlights, lowlights, wonderful and wacky memories, legends and goats, the famous and the infamous. You'll relive the final homerun hits of the 1960 World Series by Hal Smith and Bill Mazeroski, the Fam-A-Lee of 1979, the World Series losses, the terrible 1952 Pirates, and the drug scandal of the early 1980s. There are Pirates you loved for all the right reasons, and those you couldn't stand, sublime and embarrassing records, and trades, both savvy and savagely bad. Brawls and fights. Rivalries. Compelling photos. And much, much more.

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.

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.

Pops

Author : Richard F. Peterson
ISBN : 9781623682323
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A touching biography of the beloved Pittsburgh Pirate Willie "Pops" Stargell, this life story documents the 21-year, Hall of Fame career of one of the most celebrated and revered players in the history of Major League Baseball. Beginning with his difficult childhood and revealing his encounters with fierce racial hostility while playing minor league ball in the south, this book goes on to show how Stargell became one of the most feared hitters in baseball, a perennial All Star and MVP candidate, and World Series hero. More than a slugging star, Stargell--a clubhouse leader who was revered for his bursting personality and "joie de vivre"--earned the affectionate nickname "Pops" during the 1979 season when he began handing out stars to teammates following a good play or game. The stars soon became a symbol of the unity on the Pirates team that went on to win the World Series. This biography also details his life following his playing days: Stargell's coaching career, his struggles with obesity and diabetes, and his lasting legacy that remains relevant to this day. This telling of a dearly loved man with a larger-than-life personality is a must read for any fan of baseball.

Tales From The Mets Dugout

Author : Bruce Markusen
ISBN : 9781582619835
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Markusen tells tales about the many fascinating teams of one of the most colorful franchises in Major League Baseball, as well as stories about dozens of memorable New York Mets personalities.

Tales From The San Francisco Giants Dugout

Author : Nick Peters
ISBN : 9781613210291
Genre : History
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This updated edition tells the best stories about the reigning World Series champions.

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