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Pie Traynor : a baseball biography

Author: James Forr; David Proctor
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Pie Traynor was the face of Pittsburgh baseball during the twenties and thirties. Traynor was a line-drive hitter who drove in runs effectively with doubles and triples. After his playing days ended, Traynor stayed in Pittsburgh, managing the Pirates and working as a broadcaster, cementing his place as one of the most popular athletes"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Pie Traynor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Forr; David Proctor
ISBN: 9780786443857 0786443855
OCLC Number: 449516611
Description: x, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: From Canada to Somerville --
Discovered on Cape Cod --
Portsmouth's $10,000 beauty --
Killing ushers in Birmingham --
I wouldn't trade him for half of the Brooklyn ballclub --
World champions --
A great club melting away --
Not a kid anymore --
Endings and beginnings --
Squeezing orange juice from a potato --
The Homer in the gloamin' --
Keen regret --
At the corner of walk and don't walk --
Live from ringside --
It kind of made me feel like crying.
Responsibility: James Forr and David Proctor.

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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1948, Pie Traynor was the face of Pittsburgh baseball during the twenties and thirties, a time when the Pirates were a perennial pennant contender. Traynor  Read more...

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"McFarland...again offers a signal contribution to our understanding of a great golden age player...meticulous account...its style is engaging wit a narrative that flows without a hitch. Read more...

 
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