The Pittsburgh Pirates Encyclopedia

Second Edition


Author: David Finoli,Bill Ranier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1613217382

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 670

View: 4696

The Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the most storied histories in the annuals of baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates Encyclopedia captures these fabulous times through the stories of the individuals and the collective teams that have thrilled the Steel City for 125 years. The book breaks down the team with a year-by-year synopsis of the club, biographies of over 180 of the most memorable Pirates through the ages as well as a look at each manager, owner, general manager and announcer that has served the club proudly. Now updated through the 2014 season, The Pittsburgh Pirates Encyclopedia will provide Pirates fans as well as baseball fans in general a complete look into the team's history, sparking memories of glories past and hopes for the future. Highlights include: • Single-season and career records • Player and manager profiles • Pirates award winners • Synopses of key games in Pirates history Now fully updated, this is one of the most comprehensive books ever written about the Pirates, and a resource that no Bucs fan should be without. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Puerto Rico Past and Present: An Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition

An Encyclopedia


Author: Serafín Méndez-Méndez,Ronald Fernandez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440828326

Category: History

Page: 449

View: 7300

Recently revised to include the latest current events, this classic reference presents the historical, social, political, and cultural aspects of Puerto Rico. • Offers insight into more than 500 years of Puerto Rican history • Introduces the concept of "Nuyoricans," a term for those who have helped to define and create alternative definitions of Puerto Rico • Contains biographical entries on historical figures and political leaders • Includes a selection of photographs to visually engage the reader

Pittsburgh's Greatest Athletes


Author: David Finoli

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439667225

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8142

Greatness in sport is both undefinable and immediately recognizable. Though it is rare, Western Pennsylvania has been graced with a long history of athletes who embody the essence of greatness. They have proudly represented the region in sports such as boxing, golf and track; carried their collegiate teams to victory; and worn the black and gold of the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. Pittsburghers still recall how Mario Lemieux glided effortlessly through an opposing defense before befuddling the goalie or Arnie Palmer's unique swing that made the everyday duffer feel like he was one of them. Fans debate whether Bradshaw or Roethlisberger is the better quarterback and what the legacy of Barry Bonds is, while keeping Roberto Clemente among their most cherished icons. Author David Finoli covers the greatest fifty men and women athletes in Pittsburgh history.

The Giants Encyclopedia


Author: Tom Schott,Nick Peters

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582616933

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 634

View: 5174

From the first pitch at the original Polo Grounds on May 1, 1883, to the night of August 9, 2002, at Pacific Bell Park, where Barry Bonds crushed his 600th career home run -- and beyond -- the New York and San Francisco Giants have been one of the most successful -- and popular -- franchises in Major League Baseball. They have won five World Series championships (plus three 19th-century titles) and 20 National League pennants. Some 50 Giants are enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York (more than any other franchise). Now, all the highlights and the individuals who provided them are captured in this comprehensive history of the club. The Giants Encyclopedia is more than just a running narrative of the franchise's history. It chronicles all 120 seasons in minute detail (the world championships, pennant winners, near-misses and disappointments). The book features biographies of more than 100 players (from Hall of Famers like Willie Mays and Christy Mathewson to present-day stars like Barry Bonds and Robb Nen), plus prominent owners (such as John Day, Horace and Charles Stoneham, Bob Lurie and Peter Magowan); front office executives (like Chub Feeney, Al Rosen and Brian Sabean); managers (such as John McGraw, Leo Durocher, Roger Craig and Dusty Baker); and broadcasters (Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons and Hank Greenwald).

Pittsburgh’s Greatest Teams


Author: David Finoli

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439663130

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 9794

Pittsburgh is synonymous with winning. From the Penguins and Steelers to the Pirates and Panthers, the Steel City knows championships. The Negro League's Crawford and Homestead Grays are too often overlooked in the city's sports history but were as talented as any team that has played there. Names such as Lemieux, Crosby, Roethlisberger, Bradshaw, Clemente and Stargell are legends of American sport and members of Pittsburgh's most cherished franchises. The 1970s Steelers were known as the Steel Curtain. The Penguins have raised the Stanley Cup five times. Author Dave Finoli ranks the fifty greatest teams that won trophies, brought glory and lifted the hearts of Pittsburgh's devoted sports fans.

The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition


Author: Gary Gillette,Pete Palmer

Publisher: Sterling


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1872

View: 9867

From the sports experts at ESPN comes the most informative baseball compilation ever created—and the next best thing to watching the home team win! “I want a bumper sticker: You can have my Baseball Encyclopedia when you tear it from my cold, dead hands.” —Bill James, author of the Historical Baseball Abstract “Baseball fans haven’t been able to get this much for so little since baseball cards were a quarter a pack.” —Mat Olkin, writer and editor for USA Today and Sports Weekly A baseball lover’s ultimate guide, based on a remarkable database compiled by the award-winning godfather of statistical baseball analysis, Pete Palmer, and edited by baseball historian and commentator Gary Gillette. Featuring totally revised and up-to-date statistics, this all-star encyclopedia presents the most complete and accurate portrait of the game of baseball ever compiled. Brought to fans at an unbeatable price, it’s brimming with illuminating essays and information. There’s comprehensive year-by-year and team-by-team batting and pitching statistics for all players in major league history; all-time leaders in 150 categories; all-inclusive coverage of career interruptions due to wartime military service; the most authoritative Negro League stats anywhere; and countless fascinating data about teams, managers, and ballparks. Plus every record ever set is noted and every active major league player’s numbers updated, with a detailed record of everything that happened in pro baseball this year.

World Series 2005 Edition

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Fall Classic


Author: Josh Leventhal

Publisher: Booksales

ISBN: 9781579125769

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 7578

Features anecdotes, lore, historic photographs, detailed statistics and much more. Detailed line scores and composite statistics capture the vital numbers for every ballplayer that appeared in every World Series game that has ever been played.

Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history

the Black experience in the Americas


Author: Colin A. Palmer,Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 9780028658209

Category: History

Page: 2746

View: 9325

Contains primary source material.

Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences


Author: Samuel Kotz

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 9780471743842

Category: Mathematics

Page: 694

View: 7150

Countless professionals and students who use statistics in their work rely on the multi-volume Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences as a superior and unique source of information on statistical theory, methods, and applications. This new edition (available in both print and on-line versions) is designed to bring the encyclopedia in line with the latest topics and advances made in statistical science over the past decade--in areas such as computer-intensive statistical methodology, genetics, medicine, the environment, and other applications. Written by over 600 world-renowned experts (including the editors), the entries are self-contained and easily understood by readers with a limited statistical background. With the publication of this second edition in 16 printed volumes, the Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences retains its position as a cutting-edge reference of choice for those working in statistics, biostatistics, quality control, economics, sociology, engineering, probability theory, computer science, biomedicine, psychology, and many other areas. The Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences is also available as a 16 volume A to Z set. Volume 3: D - E.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives


Author: Kenneth T. Jackson

Publisher: Charles Scribners & Sons

ISBN: 9780684806440

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 649

View: 1818

Includes persons who made significant contributions while living in the United States, whether or not they were U.S. citizens, and who died in the five-year period covered by each volume. Includes an index by occupation.