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.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Steve Blass , Erik Sherman
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
Imprint: Triumph Books (IL)
Dimensions: Width: 16.00cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.10cm
ISBN 10: 1600787061
Publication Date: 01 May 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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Steve Blass embodied the early '70s Pirates teams on which he starred: he was gifted, grounded, and great company. Nothing has changed in this wonderful, entertaining book. In A Pirate For Life , Blass gives us a look behind the curtain, reintroducing us to a cast of familiar and delightful characters, including himself. He is the perfect tour guide to a golden age in Bucs history -- a history he helped make. --Austin Murphy, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated <br>
Talk about a guy whose career ran the gamut--Steve Blass went from World Series hero, to a man whose name became literally synonymous with a specific baseball malady. He emerged from it all with humor, humanity, and perspective. --Bob Costas, NBC Sports and Major League Baseball Network
Steve Blass is a former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and has been broadcasting their games as color commentator since 1987. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Erik Sherman has been a freelance sportswriter more than 30 years. He lives in New York City.
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