July 8, 2008
Speaker: Dave Finoli, Author of the book Pittsburgh Pirates, Images of Baseball
About the Book (from Nosecatbooks):
For 122 years, few major league teams have given their fans more thrills than the Pittsburgh Pirates. Beginning as the Pittsburgh Allegheny’s in the old American Association, Pittsburgh has boasted thirty five Hall of Famers, five world champions, nine National League pennant winners and nine Eastern Division titles. All the treasured memories, from Honus Wagner’s all around excellence, to Mazeroski’s remarkable 1960 World Series blast, to the grace Roberto Clemente showed on and off the field that has been immortalized since his heroic and tragic death, are captured in this book.
Through many classic photographs, the story of the proud franchise is told bringing readers to a time, unlike recently, when the Pittsburgh Pirates represented the Steel City with championship baseball.
About the Author: David Finoli, a resident of Monroeville, has penned two previous books on the Pirates and The Birthplace of Professional Football: Southwestern Pennsylvania with Arcadia Publishing. A member of the Society of American Baseball Research, Finoli has also contributed to Pirates Game Magazine, Pittsburgh Magazine, and Nosecatbooks.com.