Spring is here and that means it’s time for baseball season! Sunny evenings at the ballpark, the crack of the bat, the smell of popcorn, and the promise of a new season are all waiting for you. Even the most cynical Pirates fan among us can agree that, for now, there’s hope that our beloved Buccos might cruise through the season and in to the playoffs.
Whether you love the new members of the Pittsburgh Pirates or you long for the glory days of the 1960s and 70s, check out one of these books from our catalog and get ready to play ball!
Dry Land : Winning After 20 Years at Sea with the Pittsburgh Pirates by Charlie Wilmoth
After 20 years without a winning season, the Pittsburgh Pirates were at rock bottom. Dry Land chronicles the 20-year streak, how the Pirates finally assembled a winning team, and profiles Pirates fans of all ages, some of which had never seen a winning baseball season in Pittsburgh.
Many people would call Bill Mazeroski’s walk-off home run in game 7 against the New York Yankees the greatest moment in Pirates history. Though footage of the game was long thought to be lost, a kinescope of the game was found and is now available on DVD. Relive the excitement of the game and judge its place in history for yourself!
The 50 Greatest Players in Pittsburgh Pirates History by David Finoli
A look back at some of the best players to ever wear a Pirates uniform, ranked based on statistics, achievements, and postseason success. Each entry includes statistics and great moments both on and off the field.
Longtime fans will remember the 1979 season for Stargell Stars, “We Are Family,” and of course, a World Series pennant. This book looks back at the 1979 team through player and coach biographies, essays, and in-depth game analysis.