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A Pirate for life

Author: Steve Blass; Erik Sherman
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Triumph Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blass, Steve.
Pirate for life.
Chicago, IL : Triumph Books, 2012
(DLC) 2011052393
Named Person: Steve Blass
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Blass; Erik Sherman
ISBN: 9781617496813 1617496812 9781617496462 1617496464
OCLC Number: 794491739
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 244 p.) : ill.
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by Greg Brown; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 They Named a Disease After Me; Chapter 2 Just a Skinny, Baseball-Obsessed Kid; Chapter 3 Life in the Bush Leagues; Chapter 4 A Wake-Up Call to the "University of Baseball"; Chapter 5 A Lesson in Perseverance; Chapter 6 The Year of the Pitcher; Chapter 7 The Clemente Mystique; Chapter 8 That Championship Season; Chapter 9 A World Series Date with the Mighty O's; Chapter 10 Thanks Again, Earl; Chapter 11 Out of Baseball and Still in the Fast Lane; Chapter 12 A Second Act in Baseball. Chapter 13 Defeating the Damn ThingChapter 14 Pittsburgh, A Love Affair.
Responsibility: Steve Blass with Erik Sherman.

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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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