Exploring a pitching career that began with a complete-game victory over Hall of Famer Don Drysdale in 1964 and ended when he could no longer control his pitches, this book details the life of Pittsburgh Pirates great, Steve Blass. This insider's view of the humorous and bizarre journey of a World Series champion pitcher turned color commentator will delight Pirates and baseball fans alike. Recounting his first years in the Major Leagues and his battle with the baffling condition that would ultimately bear his own name, Steve Blass tells the story of his life on and off the field with a poignant, dazzling wit and shares the life of a baseball player who had the prime of his career cut short.
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About the Author
Steve Blass is a former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and has been broadcasting their games as color commentator since 1987. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Erik Sherman has been a freelance sportswriter more than 30 years. He lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a great read. Steve Blass tells it strait from the heart. From his 1951 Little League opening day, thru his 5 high school no hitters, his super hero performance in the 1971 World Series with the game 7 details, his loss of control, and his triumphant return to baseball as a broadcaster for his beloved Pirates. He will make you laugh and gives you a behind the scenes view during a great era of baseball.