A Review of Willie Stargell: A Life in Baseball

Willie Stargell: A Life in Baseball by Frank Garland My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve got to be honest. When I was a kid, Willie Stargell was my favorite baseball player. Actually, he has been my whole life. But see, he was my favorite player to see in person! I lived in the Pittsburgh …

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A Review of Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero

Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero by David Maraniss My rating: 4 of 5 stars I became a Pirates fan when I moved from Canada to Pittsburgh in 1971 as a small boy with my family. I don’t remember much of Roberto Clemente, but I remember how huge he was in the …

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Liriano a Cy Young candidate

Liriano a Cy Young candidate via Don't laugh: Liriano a Cy Young candidate - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN. Finally. A season to cheer about in Pittsburgh -- for baseball! After 20 consecutive losing seasons, it's almost August and we're half a game out of first place and playing really well. And Liriano has had a …

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I Spoke Too Soon

I blogged just two posts ago about my beloved Farragut Admirals baseball team being ranked #6 in the nation and trying to grab their 5th straight state championship. Then, this past week, they played in the Blackman Invitational and got drilled in multiple games. So disappointing! Now we'll drop out of the rankings, that's for …

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MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Baseball Rankings – MaxPreps News

My high school alma mater, Knoxville's Farragut, is off to another great start to their baseball season. They're currently ranked sixth in the country by MaxPreps. They're going after their fifth straight state championships, and eighth of the last 10 years. Go Admirals! (BTW, I think we're something like 12-0 now....) 6.  Farragut Knoxville, Tenn., …

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