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Pittsburgh Baseball and Hockey

Tales of Pittsburgh baseball and hockey legends, from past and present.

John Mehno
The Best Pittsburgh Sports Arguments: The 100 Most Controversial, Debatable Questions for Die-Hard Fans
GV584.5.P57 M45 2007

Veteran sports writer John Mehno examines both sides in the 100 most divisive debates in Pittsburgh sports history.

John McCollister
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Pittsburgh Pirates: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Pittsburgh Pirates History
PENNA GV875.P5 M394 2008

Open this book for stories of the best and worst moments in the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise.

Joe Starkey
Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins
PENNA GV848.P58 S73 2006x

This book follows the Pittsburgh Penguins beginning in 1967 through various mishaps and extremely close calls that could have put an end to the franchise. Get ready to laugh uproariously at mock-heartwrenching tales of players forced to give up their post-game oranges.


Comeback Kids: The Penguins Return to Glory and Win the 2009 Stanley Cup
q GV848.P58 C66 2009x

At the beginning of the 2008-2009 season, it seemed unlikely that the Pens could achieve a second consecutive Stanley Cup. This book traces the riveting events, including the midseason coaching change that rocketed the powerhouse trio of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Marc-Andre Fleury to another victory.

Rick Buker
Total Penguins: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the Pittsburgh Penguins
PENNA q GV848.P58 B85 2010

A must-read for Penguins fans, this encyclopedia includes hundreds of exclusive photographs from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as well as season summaries and player statistics for every season and player in Pens' history!

Bruce Markusen
The Team that Changed Baseball: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates
PENNA GV875.P5 M3694 2006x

Integration in baseball had a long and sordid history, beginning when the Brooklyn Dodgers added Jackie Robinson in 1947. The process continued at a snail's pace after that, until finally, in 1971, the World Championship Pittsburgh Pirates had a fully integrated team, with half of its roster of Black or Latino descent.

David Maraniss
Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero
GV865.C45 M355 2006

Legendary right-fielder Roberto Clemente is also a well-known altruist, possibly due to his childhood in impoverished Puerto Rico. This biography details his career as a Pirate and his charitable works up to his death in 1972 while en route to Nicaragua to deliver aid to earthquake victims.


Updated: 3/24/2011