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Pittsburgh sports : stories from the steel city
Roberts, Randy, 1951-
Publication Information:
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Between the whale and death / Randy Roberts -- Rinky dinks and the single wing / Richard F. Peterson -- Reflections on the pre-Renaissance Steelers / Frank Lambert -- Pittsburgh poison : the Waner boys / Thomas E. Schott -- "I lived baseball : Harold Tinker and the Pittsburgh Crawfords / Rob Ruck -- Let's go Bucs! : home, family, and the Pittsburgh Pirates / Laurie Graham -- An unforgettable team that Pittsburgh forgot (the Pittsburgh Pipers) / Chris Elzey -- How a New Yorkeer came to love the Penguins / Brooks D. Simpson -- Baseball in the age of disco : race, respect, and the Pittsburgh Pirates / Aram Goudsouzian -- Coal, steel, and gridiron : high school football in the Pittsburgh area / Paul J. Zbiek -- Art Rooney and the Pittsburgh Steelers / Rob Ruck.
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GV584.5.P57 P55 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A history of sport in Pittsburgh, covering the players and teams, champions and championships, as well as the losses and letdowns. Bringing together sports fans, historians and even a former Steeler punter, it demonstrates how Pittsburghers feel about their sports teams and heroes.

Author Notes

Randy Roberts, a native of Pittsburgh, is professor of history at Purdue University

Table of Contents

Randy RobertsRandy RobertsRichard F. PetersonFrank LambertThomas E. SchottRob RuckLaurie GrahamChris ElzeyBrooks D. SimpsonAram GoudsouzianPaul J. ZbiekRob Ruck
Introductionp. 1
1. Between The Whale and Deathp. 6
2. Rinky Dinks and The Single Wingp. 25
3. Reflections on the Pre-Renaissance Steelersp. 47
4. Pittsburgh Poison: The Waner Boysp. 76
5. "I Lived Baseball": Harold Tinker and the Pittsburgh Crawfordsp. 93
6. Let's Go Bucs! Home, Family, and the Pittsburgh Piratesp. 110
7. An Unforgettable Team That Pittsburgh Forgotp. 126
8. How A New Yorker Came to Love the Penguinsp. 157
9. Baseball in the Age of Disco: Race, Respect, and the Pittsburgh Piratesp. 187
10. Coal, Steel, and Gridiron: High School Football in the Pittsburgh Areap. 214
11. Art Rooney and the Pittsburgh Steelersp. 243
Notesp. 263
Indexp. 277