A Pirate for Life

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A Pirate for Life

Format:  Hardcover,

244 pages

Publisher: Independent Pub Group

Publish Date: May 2012

ISBN-13: 9781600787065

ISBN-10: 1600787061

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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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Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Publish Date: May 2012
ISBN-13: 9781600787065
ISBN-10: 1600787061
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 244
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.3 x 1.0 x 9.1

Chapter outline

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
They Named a Disease After Mep. 1
Just a Skinny, Baseball-Obsessed Kidp. 33
Life in the Bush Leaguesp. 51
A Wake-Up Call to the "University of Baseballp. 71
A Lesson in Perseverancep. 87
The Year of the Pitcherp. 93
The Clemente Mystiquep. 105
That Championship Seasonp. 119
A World Series Date with the Mighty O'sp. 137
Thanks Again, Earlp. 155
Out of Baseball and Still in the Fast Lanep. 181
A Second Act in Baseballp. 189
Defeating the Damn Thingp. 211
Pittsburgh, A Love Affairp. 225

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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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