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    DescriptionThe 1970s were both successful and tragic for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They won five NL Eastern Division crowns and the 1971 World Championship, but lost the great Roberto Clemente in a plane crash and pitcher Bob Mosse in a car accident during this time. By the end of the 1970s, the Pirates were a good team, but no longer were considered favorites to win a World Series. Thanks to a fantastic finish in 1978, the Pittsburghers gained new hope for the 1979 season. As intriguing as the season was, it wasn't until the evening of August 25th that the Pirate fans really started to believe "it" could truly happen. The history of that magical ball club is covered here, from how the 1979 world champion team was built, to a thorough look at the season and post season, to how "The Family" finally fell. Also included are biographical sketches of each player who appeared on the team's roster that year and a section of complete statistics.


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    Title
    When the Bucs Won it All
    Subtitle
    The 1979 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Ranier, By (author) David Finoli
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786420506
    ISBN 10: 0786420502
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24450
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSJT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBEP
    B&T Approval Code: A09302025
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003000
    DC22: 796.35764097
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: F3
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBEP
    DC22: 796.357/64/0974886
    LC classification: GV875.P5 R36 2005
    DC22: 796.357640974886
    Thema V1.0: SFC
    Illustrations note
    photographs, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Imprint name
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Publication date
    30 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC