The Pittsburgh Pirates
by Frederick G. Lieb
Southern Illinois University Press, 2003
Originally published in 1948, this classic history of the Pittsburgh baseball franchise has been reissued by Southern Illlinois University Press in its Writing Baseball series.
The author, Frederick Lieb, was one of the best baseball journalists from its earliest days. He covered the game for 70 years and was one of the first living writers to be inducted into the writer’s wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
written in colorfully
accessible prose, chronicles the club's history from its 1882 origins
the Pittsburgh Alleghenies to its spring training preparations for the
1948 season, a span that includes six National League pennants and
World Series appearances.