Whistling Irishman: Danny Murtaugh Remembered

Whistling Irishman: Danny Murtaugh Remembered

by 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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935592990
Publisher:
Sports Challenge Network
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are saying about this

Bruce Markusen
..."Danny Murtaugh remains one of the most underappreciated of all the great managers in baseball history. As terrifically as he performed in his leadership of Pirate players over the span of four different tenures, he gained even higher stature as a man of character. Colleen Hroncich does a wonderful job in portraying both sides of Danny Murtaugh--the baseball man and the dignified gentleman. In delivering the first in-depth biography of The Whistling Irishman, Hroncich provides more evidence of Murtaugh's deserving place in the Hall of Fame. If there's any justice in the baseball world, Murtaugh will eventually have a plaque in Cooperstown, located just a few hundred feet from this book's place in the Hall of Fame Library."--(Bruce Markusen, historian and author of eight baseball books)

Meet the Author

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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