Pirates Reader

( 1 )

Overview

Whether winning world championships or falling into last place, fielding teams with Hall of Fame players or trotting out bumbling boys of summer, the Pittsburgh Pirates have thrilled, frustrated, and fascinated generations of fans since 1876.

To date, the Pirates have won five World Series and have a total of thirty-six players and managers in the Hall of Fame-including Honus Wagner, Pie Traynor, Lloyd and Paul Waner, Ralph Kiner, Willie ...

See more details below
Paperback
$17.96
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$19.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (4) from $5.01   
  • New (3) from $12.17   
  • Used (1) from $5.01   
Sending request ...

Overview

Whether winning world championships or falling into last place, fielding teams with Hall of Fame players or trotting out bumbling boys of summer, the Pittsburgh Pirates have thrilled, frustrated, and fascinated generations of fans since 1876.

To date, the Pirates have won five World Series and have a total of thirty-six players and managers in the Hall of Fame-including Honus Wagner, Pie Traynor, Lloyd and Paul Waner, Ralph Kiner, Willie Stargell, Roberto Clemente, and Bill Mazeroski.

The Pirates Reader is a tribute to the fans, players, and teams who have forged the franchise's rich history. Richard Peterson has collected the writing of baseball's greatest storytellers and brings to life the players, games, and magical moments for this classic and well-loved team.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"When I was an eight-year-old Yankee fan, the ’60 Pirates and Bill Mazeroski broke my heart. I am only now prepared to forgive and recommend this fine volume which celebrates the colorful and often glorious history of the Pirates."

—Bob Costas

“The great World Series moments and great heroes such as Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell are beautifully captured along with periods of drought and transition. Pirates fans and fans of good sports writing will revel in this.”

—Publishers Weekly

"Relive the great moments in Pirate history and read about the legendary Hall of Famers who wore the Pirate uniform."

—Bill Mazeroski

“The great World Series moments and great heroes such as Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell are beautifully captured along with periods of drought and transition. Pirates fans and fans of good sports writing will revel in this.”

—Library Journal

“From Traynor to Waner to Haddix, from Clemente to Stargell to Mazeroski, from five World Series titles to the notorious drug trials of 1985, this collection is entertaining and enlightening . . . championship caliber.”

—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Library Journal
Arranged chronologically, this book has a selection of the greatest writing through the years on the Pirates, one of baseball's oldest and most storied franchises. The writers include Roger Angell, Dave Barry, Thomas Boswell, Donald Hall, Ring Lardner, George F. Will, and others. Each selection begins with an informative paragraph by the editor. The great World Series moments and great heroes such as Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell are beautifully captured along with the periods of drought and transition. Pirates fans and fans of good sports writing will revel in this. Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822959700
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2007
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 940,874
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard "Pete" Peterson, professor emeritus of English at Southern Illinois University,  is the author of numerous books, and the editor of SIU Press’s Writing Baseball series. A Pittsburgh native, he attended his first Pirate game in 1948 and remains a lifelong fan.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Writing Baseball
The Country of Baseball 11
Searching for January 18
From Backlots to Big Leagues: Pittsburgh's Early Baseball
Professional Baseball in Pittsburgh 27
A Brilliant Victory 33
Louis Bierbauer 34
"Godfather of Pirates" Lies in Unmarked Grave 36
Building a Winning Tradition
Barney Dreyfuss Enters the Scene 41
The Mighty Honus 47
Pirates Wallop the Beaneaters 57
Take Him Out 62
Tommy Leach 63
Chadwick's Chat 69
Pirates Lose First Game on Forbes Field 71
Pirates Outgame Tigers for Title 76
Babe Adams 79
Hans Wagner 83
The Greatest World Series Ever and the Damn Yankees
Hot Corner? Traynor, No Argument 87
Big, Little, Young, Old - All Pay Tribute to Pie 96
World's Title Battle Never Equalled for Thrills, Heroic Action 98
Pirates Should Take Rank with the Greatest of Clubs, Runyon Says 105
Paul Waner 108
Lloyd Waner 115
Landis Dumps Lardner's Novel "Serious" Scheme 121
Yanks Win Baseball Championship 124
Bambino Expected Quick End 126
There's Plenty of Life in the Old Boy Yet; Drives in Six Boston Runs 129
From Depression Baseball to Depressing Baseball
Pirates Won't Be the Same without "Most Valuable" Rosey 135
World Series Ticket Rush Swamps Pirate Officials 138
Rip Sewell 139
Pittsburgh Prexy Favors Ending Jim Crow 143
The Sports Beat 144
The Traveling Casino 148
Hank Greenberg 155
The Home Run I'd Hate to Hit 159
Sidelights on Sports 162
Inside the Clubhouse 164
Were the 1952 Pirates the Worst Ever? Maybe So 166
32,221 See Long Set HR Mark 168
Haddix Loses "Greatest Game" 170
A Miracle Season and the End of an Era
Bucs Bump Reds Twice, 5-0, 6-5 175
What's Got into the Pirates? 177
Pirate Champs "Team of Destiny" 188
City Bats Cleanup in Series 190
Series Greatest - Even Beats 1925 Win over Johnson 193
Our National Pastime 196
Dick Stuart 199
My 16 Years with Roberto Clemente 202
Ballpark Figures: The Story of Forbes Field 207
An Interview with Art McKennan 209
Winning It All - and Losing Much More
Clemente Drives Pirates to Title 213
Pitching Did It 216
Adios Amigo Roberto 218
Gone for Good 224
The Prince of Pittsburgh 251
Murtaugh: Manager and Man 256
Wilver's Way 259
Whew, It's Over! Bucs Are Champs 263
Stand-Up Pirates Set Down Birds 265
"Where I Come From, Where I Am Going" 267
Trouble, Transition, and a New Beginning
The Pirate Problem 275
The Pitcher 287
Give Him a Break: Don't Boo Bonds 292
Saying Goodbye Would Be Hard 295
The Education of Kevin McClatchy 299
Let's Go Bucs! 304
Blass Delivers a Final Pitch to Stargell 311
Fans Will See a Different Brand of Baseball 314
The Reluctant Hero 318
Touched by Magic
Bang for the Bucs 325
Acknowledgments 339
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 1
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    A must read for all true Pirate fans

    History of highs and lows of one of baseball's long standing teams. From Hall of Fame members to past owners to All Stars, this book covers them all.

    55yrs.a fan

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)