Bill Mazeroski http://wesa.fm en 100 Things About the Pirates Every Fan Should Know http://wesa.fm/post/100-things-about-pirates-every-fan-should-know <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new generation of Pirates fans were born with their successful run into the postseason last fall. In </span><a href="http://store.post-gazette.com/divinity-cart/item/pg-587/100-things-pirates-fans-should-know-do-before-they-die/1.html"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a new book written by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sunday sports editor Steve </span>Ziants<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, assembles various facts, traditions and achievements to educate and entertain true fans, or the new wave of fans jumping onboard. Mr. </span>Ziants<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was in studio to discuss the “ultimate resource guide for true Pirates fans.”</span></p><p>“This is a history book that isn’t told in chronological order, we tell it from the most important to maybe the most obscure, but still stories that have a good texture to them, or maybe have a nice twist. As I’ve told people before, a lot of things Pirates fans forgot they knew, or maybe forgot they remembered.”</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:43:27 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 30606 at http://wesa.fm 100 Things About the Pirates Every Fan Should Know 'Pops' Stargell Biography Highlights His Love for the City of Champions http://wesa.fm/post/pops-stargell-biography-highlights-his-love-city-champions <p>National League and World Series MVP, <a href="http://baseballhall.org/hof/stargell-willie">Baseball Hall of Fame member</a> and Pittsburgh Pirates all-time home run leader are only a few of the many titles held by the great Willie “Pops” Stargell.&nbsp;</p><p>As a leader and advocate both on and off the field, Stargell remains one of the most beloved sports figures in Pittsburgh. His legendary status and continued admiration from baseball fans, prompted Pittsburgh native <a href="http://news.wsiu.org/post/pops-willie-stargell-story">Richard “Pete” Peterson</a> to author the player’s biography,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pops-richard-pete-peterson/1113730285?ean=9781600788000"><em>Pops: The Willie Stargell Story</em></a>.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:01:34 +0000 Katherine Blackley 13941 at http://wesa.fm 'Pops' Stargell Biography Highlights His Love for the City of Champions