By Steve Blass,Erik Sherman
Exploring a pitching occupation that all started with a complete-game victory over corridor of Famer Don Drysdale in 1964 and ended whilst he may well now not keep watch over his pitches, this publication information the lifetime of Pittsburgh Pirates nice, Steve Blass. This insider's view of the funny and weird trip of a global sequence champion pitcher grew to become colour commentator will pride Pirates and baseball lovers alike. Recounting his first years within the significant Leagues and his conflict with the baffling condition that may eventually endure his personal identify, Steve Blass tells the tale of his existence off and on the sector with a poignant, marvelous wit and stocks the lifetime of a baseball participant who had the major of his occupation lower short.
Read Online or Download A Pirate for Life PDF
Best baseball books
All baseball fanatics are looking to see their staff win the area sequence of their lifetime. yet being a fan is set greater than gazing your staff win it all. This sequence can assist baseball fans get the main out of being a fan. It takes years of franchise background and distills it to the best possible and such a lot compelling, deciding upon in an informative, vigorous, and illuminating manner the personalities, occasions, and evidence each fan may still comprehend with no hesitation.
Actual enthusiasts take the easiest crew moments with the fewer than nice, and be aware of that the video games which are top forgotten make the great moments actually shine. This huge booklet of the Pittsburgh Pirates files the entire most sensible moments and personalities within the heritage of the crew, but in addition unmasks the unfortunately lousy and the unflinchingly gruesome.
Considering relocating from Brooklyn to l. a. in 1958, the Dodgers have had an eventful—and usually successful—history. From taking part in within the 100,000-seat Coliseum to 5 global sequence titles, from Fernandomania to Mannywood, and from Sandy Koufax to Clayton Kershaw, the men in Blue have lengthy been a crew to observe.
For each devoted activities fan, a special lifetime record of the a hundred and one most crucial video games, suits, venues, and occasions worldwide, illustrated with colour photos and collated by way of a couple of activities Illustrated veterans. For greater than 20 years, Rob Fleder and Steve Hoffman captured the fun of various wearing competitions whereas operating for activities Illustrated.
- The 50 Greatest Players in Pittsburgh Pirates History
- It Happens Every Spring: DiMaggio, Mays, the Splendid Splinter, and a Lifetime at the Ballpark
- Chicago Sluggers: The First 75 Years (Images of Baseball)
- The Mental Road to the Major Leagues: A Guide for Rising Ballplayers
- Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark
- The Bilko Athletic Club: The Story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels
Additional info for A Pirate for Life
A Pirate for Life by Steve Blass,Erik Sherman