50 Great Moments in Pittsburgh Sports
50 Great Moments in Pittsburgh Sports

50 Great Moments in Pittsburgh Sports

From the Flying Dutchman to Sid the Kid
By David Shribman, By Richard "Pete" Peterson


256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

ISBN 9781600787621

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2012)


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Top highlights from the "City of Champions"
A century of Pittsburgh’s rich sports history is celebrated through 50 greatest moments in this volume, culled from the coverage by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Among the storied past of athletics in the Pennsylvanian city, this collection highlights such events as the Pirates at the World Series; Steelers' Super Bowls; the Penguins with their back-to-back Stanley Cups; the era when Carnegie “Tech,” Duquesne, and Pitt were all playing college bowls; and boxing title bouts fought by Harry Greb, Teddy Yaroz, and Billy Conn. These moments and others from the wide spectrum of franchises and Hall of Fame athletes in Pittsburgh’s history are celebrated in a commemorative format that illustrates why Pittsburgh has earned the title of the “Best Sports City” more than once and why “City of Champions” has come to describe the town time and time again.

Author Biography

David Shribman was named executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2003. Prior to that, he was an assistant managing editor, columnist, and Washington bureau chief at the Boston Globe. He is the author of I Remember My Teacher and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1995 for his coverage of national politics. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Richard “Pete” Peterson is professor emeritus of English at Southern Illinois University but was raised in Pittsburgh. He is the author of Growing Up with Clemente and his essays have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He lives in Makanda, Illinois.


50 Great Moments in Pittsburgh Sports was featured in Shelf Awareness as one of the top-selling holiday books for Mystery Lovers Bookshop.
50 Great Moments in Pittsburgh Sports was featured in the December 2012 issue of Black and Gold, the official newsletter of the Pittsburgh Pirates Alumni Association.

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