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    DescriptionWe're gathered here: To select and celebrate the Steel City 500, the greatest athletes in Western Pennsylvania history. A few notes of explanation as you're getting your beer and preparing to argue with the choices. First, in the case of team sports, we're limiting our picks to those who competed here at either the collegiate or professional level. That same rule doesn't hold true for individual sports (more on that in a minute). Therefore, of our great legacy of NFL quarterbacks like Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Joe Montana and Dan Marino, only Marino qualifies for inclusion on the Steel City 500 list (No. 20), based upon his exploits at the University of Pittsburgh. Likewise, Donora's Stan "The Man" Musial doesn't crack the list, despite being one of the 20 greatest baseball players of all time, because he unfortunately never played for the Pittsburgh Pirates. For us, high-school athletics paled in comparison, so we chose to identify those who competed at a higher level. (However, we'e not nuts, so we included a separate listing of great athletes who hailed from but never played...


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    Title
    The Steel City 500
    Subtitle
    A Decidedly Subjective Ranking of the Greatest Athletes to Ever Play on Pittsburgh's Diamonds, Gridirons, Rinks, Rings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Finoli, By (author) Chris Fletcher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 524
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 898 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781478208280
    ISBN 10: 1478208287
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    LC classification: GV
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 790
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BIC subject category V2: WSBX
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Createspace
    Imprint name
    Createspace
    Publication date
    17 January 2013