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A Pirate for Life
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 ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Triumph Books
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Steve Blass Disease. If you've ever heard this term used to describe a baseball player's sudden inability to throw strikes or throw the ball where he wants to (think Rick Ankiel, Mark Wohlers, Steve Sax, Chuck Knoblauch)then you may be interested in reading this book. Steve Blass went from pitching complete game victories in games 3 and 7 of the 1971 World Series, being an All Star and winning 19 games in 1972, to walking 84 and hitting 12 batters in 88 2/3rds innings in 1973 with a 9.85 ERA, to ...more