In the deciding game of the 1992 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered the most dramatic and devastating loss in team history when former Pirate Sid Bream slid home with the winning run. Bream’s infamous slide ended the last game played by Barry Bonds in a Pirates uniform and sent the franchise reeling into a record twenty-season losing streak. The Slide tells the story of the myriad events, beginning with the aftermath of the 1979 World Series, which led to the fated 1992 championship game and beyond.
Formerly titled An Uncommon Passage: Traveling through History on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail, this is a revised and updated version. This book reveals the historic importance of the Great Allegheny Passage Trail, now a scenic biking tand hiking trail that stretches from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, D.C. Through beautiful contemporary photos, historic illustrations and a compelling narrative, the rich history of the trail comes to life for visitors (and everyone) to enjoy.
The Pirates Reader is a tribute to the Pittsburgh Pirates, their fans nationwide, and to the franchise’s rich history of baseball—Richard Peterson has collected the writing of baseball’s greatest storytellers. Included are early pioneers of sports journalism, such as Henry Chadwick, the father of baseball statistics, and Alfred H. Spink, founder of The Sporting News.
A collection of the best sports writing about the fabled franchise, One for the Thumb is the definitive anthology of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Includes the 2005 Super Bowl season. A must-read for all fans of the team and the game of football.
This is the thirtieth-anniversary edition of a book long considered a classic and one of Sports Illustrated‘s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time. The story of the 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers—a team that was super, but missed the bowl.
Spring Training is a look back at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 1988 spring training season in Bradenton, Florida that reveals how the fundamentals of baseball are taught and learned. The author has added a new introduction and postscript, which includes a lengthy interview with manager Jim Leyland about the lessons that can be learned from losing.
Pittsburgh Sports mixes the personal experiences of fans and athletes with team histories to capture the full range of what it means to be a sports fan—in Pittsburgh, or, by extension, anywhere.
Mike Sajna, outdoors columnist for Pittsburgh Magazine, explores the controversial subject of deer hunting. Taking the reader to a camp site in Warren County, he recounts the traditions, lore, and physical testing that make the hunting of white-tailed deer a unique experience.
By canoe, raft, and on foot, Tim Palmer explores the river from its highest spring to its industrial end. He writes about the people, about the shaping of the land, and the land’s inevitable shaping of the people—from afternoon visitors to eighth generation natives. Strip mining, land development, and recreation management are explored. Includes maps and sixty photographs.