Whistling Irishman: Danny Murtaugh Rememberedby Colleen Hroncich
If you're a Pirate fan of a certain age, you know exactly where you were when Maz hit the homerun that won the 1960 World Series. If you weren't around then, you've heard your parents or grandparents reminisce about that magical season. Now you can know the inspiring story behind the man who led the Pirates out of the basement and into the spotlight. Through hustle, determination, and strength of character, Danny Murtaugh scraped his way out of poverty and became a two-time World Championship manager. He was universally admired and respected by all who knew him - as a baseball player and manager, as a soldier in World War II, as a neighbor in his hometown. How did this boy who was so small that no uniform fit him become the man who instilled a culture of winning in the Pirates? Find out in The Whistling Irishman: Danny Murtaugh Remembered. Packed with memories from family, friends, teammates, players, and fans, The Whistling Irishman will delight baseball fans of any age.
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Colleen Walton Hroncich, Danny Murtaugh's granddaughter, is a full-time mother of four: Maggie, Sean, Erin, and Maura. Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Colleen bleeds black and gold. With her son Sean's help, she has converted her husband Brian from a New York Yankee fan to a Pittsburgh Pirate fan. They currently reside in Cranberry Township, PA.
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