(PRWEB) September 12, 2014
“Pirate Gold: The 1960 Season,” by first time author Bob Marchinetti, is a detailed trek into the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 1960 championship season from the first day of spring training to the last pitch of the World Series.
After a decade of futility, the Pirates finally emerged from a surprising 1960 season as the National League’s top team featuring players like Cy Young Award winner Vern Law, 18-game winner Bob Friend, relief ace Roy Face, Most Valuable Player Dick Groat, and young, budding superstar Roberto Clemente. Entering their first World Series in 33 years, the Pirates found themselves matched in the October Classic against the most prolific dynasty baseball had ever seen: the perennial American League champion New York Yankees.
Featuring stars like Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, Bob Turley and Whitey Ford, the Yankees were entering their tenth World Series in a twelve-year span. The Yankees were favored in the Series and convincingly defeated the Pirates in three games by scores of 16-3, 12-0, and 10-0.
But the determined Pirates weathered the Yankees’ assault as well as injuries to several key players to win three close games and force a seventh game showdown for the championship. It was the seventh and decisive game, won in a manner unprecedented in the history of the World Series, that gave us the treasure of “Pirate Gold: The 1960 Season.”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Bob Marchinetti’s prolific tale is a journey into the glory days of baseball when stars like Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Warren Spahn, and Frank Robinson were dominating the sports headlines and young players like Juan Marichal, Bob Gibson, and Joe Torre were beginning their careers. “Pirate Gold: The 1960 Season” provides a vivid window into major league baseball as it was in 1960 and one of the greatest World Series achievements of all time.
Readers who wish to experience this informative and entertaining work can purchase “Pirate Gold: The 1960 Season” at bookstores everywhere or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
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