Story Of A Baseball Club
It's the "Battling Bucs" & its John McCollister's SPECTACULAR read with the foreword by the Pittsburgh Pirate's infamous Kent Tekulve. This coffee table sized book is, "The Bucs! The Story of the Pittsburgh Pirates," from Lyons Press, An imprint of Rowman & Littlefield (www.rowman.com) & distributed by NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK (800 462 6420. Each generation of Pirate fans has been blessed with its own pantheon of godlike heroes: Honus Wagner, Pie Traynor, Ralph Kiner, Bill Mazeroski, Roberto Clemente, & Willie Stargell. "The Bucs!" shows how Pittsburgh was swept by the Murderers' Row Yankees in the '27 Fall Classic. It recalls the MIRACLE of 1960 when Mazeroski electrified the nation with his Series-winning home run, Clemente leading the victory charge in '71, Stargell carrying the "Fam-alee" on his back in '79, Bonds powering the franchise's return to prominence in the early '90s, & McCutchen spearheading the current era's winning ways. I submit that "The Bucs" is a MUST read for any baseball enthusiast. I particularly enjoyed reading about my hero, Bob Prince, "the old gunner!" Author John McCollister, a life-long fan of baseball & the Pirates has put together a keeper for sure! Go Bucs!!