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Sweet 60: The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates

April 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For those who have known me for longer than fifteen minutes, learn that I am a ‘Die hard’ Pittsburgh Pirates fan.  The 1971 team is my favorite Pirates’ team of all-time.  But I have a strange relationship with the 1960 version.  One might describe it as destiny, like the Pirates beating the New York Yankees […]

The Glory Days: Dramatic Homers Usher in the 1960s

May 13, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

A pair of monumental home runs ushered in the 1960s, and both blasts have been talked and written about ever since. Bill Mazeroski’s seventh-game homer was the first to end a World Series, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates victory over the New York Yankees. Various polls of fans and writers have ranked it the most dramatic […]

Dick Stuart , Un Jonronero Con El Guante De Papel (Dick Stuart, A Slugger With The Glove Of Paper)

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Es muy común en el béisbol decirle “espía” a un pelotero que es deficiente con el guante. Para poder jugar en las Grandes Ligas debes ser un muy buen bateador si eres maluco con el guante y/o viceversa. Uno de esos casos que han ocurrido en el béisbol , uno de esos James Bonds, de […]

PNC=Panoramic Nonpareil Cityscape

September 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After hearing for many years about the splendors of PNC Park in Pittsburgh, I finally got there last weekend. My friend and former Hall of Fame colleague Russell Wolinsky wanted to make the pilgrimage, which was enough to persuade me to join him there on one of the three days I visited the ballpark I’d […]