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Pirates Reader (The Library of Pittsburgh Sports History)

Richard Peterson

Paperback

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Hardcover (3/9/2003)

Description

Whether winning world championships or falling into last place, fielding teams with Hall of Fame players or trotting out bumbling boys of summer, the Pittsburgh Pirates have thrilled, frustrated, and fascinated generations of fans since 1876.

To date, the Pirates have won five World Series and have a total of thirty-six players and managers in the Hall of Fame-including Honus Wagner, Pie Traynor, Lloyd and Paul Waner, Ralph Kiner, Willie Stargell, Roberto Clemente, and Bill Mazeroski.

The Pirates Reader is a tribute to the fans, players, and teams who have forged the franchise's rich history. Richard Peterson has collected the writing of baseball's greatest storytellers and brings to life the players, games, and magical moments for this classic and well-loved team.



Praise For Pirates Reader (The Library of Pittsburgh Sports History)

"When I was an eight-year-old Yankee fan, the ’60 Pirates and Bill Mazeroski broke my heart. I am only now prepared to forgive and recommend this fine volume which celebrates the colorful and often glorious history of the Pirates."

—Bob Costas



“The great World Series moments and great heroes such as Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell are beautifully captured along with periods of drought and transition. Pirates fans and fans of good sports writing will revel in this.”

—Publishers Weekly



"Relive the great moments in Pirate history and read about the legendary Hall of Famers who wore the Pirate uniform."

—Bill Mazeroski



“The great World Series moments and great heroes such as Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell are beautifully captured along with periods of drought and transition. Pirates fans and fans of good sports writing will revel in this.”

—Library Journal



“From Traynor to Waner to Haddix, from Clemente to Stargell to Mazeroski, from five World Series titles to the notorious drug trials of 1985, this collection is entertaining and enlightening . . . championship caliber.”

—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822959700, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2007



About the Author

Richard "Pete" Peterson, professor emeritus of English at Southern Illinois University,  is the author of numerous books, and the editor of SIU Press’s Writing Baseball series. A Pittsburgh native, he attended his first Pirate game in 1948 and remains a lifelong fan.