Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Pittsburgh Pirates documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Pirates highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the final homerun hits of the 1960 World Series by Hal Smith and Bill Mazeroski as well as the drug scandal of the early 1980s. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.
|Series:||The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
John McCollister is a writer whose articles have appeared in publications including the Saturday Evening Post, Boston Globe, Ladies Circle, Entrepreneur, Writer’s Digest, Christian Herald, Family Circle, and Science Digest. He is the author of numerous books, which include Tales from the Pirates Dugout and The Bucs!: The Story of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He lives in Daytona Beach, Florida. Steve Blass is a broadcast announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates and a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the same team. He was part of the 1971 World Series-winning team and he has been named to the All-Star team. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.