Pittsburgh Pirates (Images of Baseball Series)

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have thrilled their fans for more than 120 years. Beginning as the Allegheny's, the Pirates boast 35 hall of famers, five world champions, nine National League pennants, and nine division titles. Treasured memories, from Honus Wagner's all-around excellence and Mazeroski's remarkable 1960 World Series blast to Roberto Clemente's grace on and off the field, are captured in this book.
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Overview


The Pittsburgh Pirates have thrilled their fans for more than 120 years. Beginning as the Allegheny's, the Pirates boast 35 hall of famers, five world champions, nine National League pennants, and nine division titles. Treasured memories, from Honus Wagner's all-around excellence and Mazeroski's remarkable 1960 World Series blast to Roberto Clemente's grace on and off the field, are captured in this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738549156
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/22/2006
  • Series: Images of Baseball Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 945,321
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


David Finoli, a resident of Monroeville, has penned two previous books on the Pirates and The Birthplace of Professional Football: Southwestern Pennsylvania with Arcadia Publishing. A member of the Society of American Baseball Research, Finoli has also contributed to Pirates Game Magazine, Pittsburgh Magazine, and Nosecatbooks.com.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Dynasty: 1900-1909     9
Wagner's Last Stand: 1910-1919     19
Champions Again: 1920-1929     29
Pie, Arky, and the Waners: 1930-1939     43
The War Years: 1940-1949     55
The Basement Years: 1950-1959     69
Back On Top: 1960-1969     83
Victory and Tragedy: 1970-1979     101
Fall from Grace: 1980-1989     115
Rise and Fall: 1990-2006     121
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