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Pie Traynor: A Baseball Biography
     

Pie Traynor: A Baseball Biography

by James Forr
 

A Baseball Hall of Famer as of 1948, Pie Traynor was the face of Pittsburgh baseball during the twenties and thirties, when the Pirates were a perennial pennant contender. (They won the Series in 1925.) Traynor was a line-drive hitter who drove in runs as effectively with doubles and triples as most of his peers did launching balls over the fence, and by all

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A Baseball Hall of Famer as of 1948, Pie Traynor was the face of Pittsburgh baseball during the twenties and thirties, when the Pirates were a perennial pennant contender. (They won the Series in 1925.) Traynor was a line-drive hitter who drove in runs as effectively with doubles and triples as most of his peers did launching balls over the fence, and by all accounts he was a dazzling defender.
After his playing days ended, Traynor stayed in Pittsburgh, managing the Pirates for five years and working as a popular broadcaster for decades, cementing his place as one of the most popular athletes ever to play in the Steel City.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
McFarland...again offers a signal contribution to our understanding of a great golden age player...meticulous account...its style is engaging wit a narrative that flows without a hitch. Splendid
Choice
a must read for fans and scholars of baseball...essential
Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine
richly executed and successful...immeasurably increases both our knowledge of and respect for the greatest third baseman to ever wear a Pirates uniform
From the Publisher
“McFarland...again offers a signal contribution to our understanding of a great golden age player...meticulous account...its style is engaging wit a narrative that flows without a hitch. Splendid”—Library Journal; “a must read for fans and scholars of baseball...essential”—Choice; “richly executed and successful...immeasurably increases both our knowledge of and respect for the greatest third baseman to ever wear a Pirates uniform”—Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine; “a mellow, pleasant biography of the erstwhile Pittsburgh Pirates third sacker...a very nice stroll down memory lane. Steel City natives should pounce...fans of old time baseball also have a safe choice here...the authors have done their homework”—At Home Plate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786443857
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

James Forr is a marketing consultant and director. He lives in Columbia, Missouri. David Proctor is retired from the United States Postal Service and lives in Blandford, Massachusetts.

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