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Pittsburgh sports firsts

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Bridgeville Public Library Sports and Leisure 796.09 PIT
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CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Open Stacks PENNA GV584.5.P57 P5455 2021x
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Plum Community Library Adult Non-Fiction 796.09 PIT
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CLP - Downtown First Floor - Non-Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
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Summary
Countless groundbreaking moments in the nation's sports history were made on the gridirons, courts, fields, ice rinks and ballparks of Pittsburgh. Duquesne's Chuck Cooper was the first African American player drafted by the NBA. Beloved local radio station KDKA produced the first-ever broadcast of a Major League Baseball game. The Pittsburgh Stars were the first NFL champions in 1902. The first nighttime World Series game was played in the Steel City, and the only game seven World Series walk-off homerun happened there too. The city boasts compelling claims as the birthplace of pro hockey, pro football and college basketball. Some of the most preeminent authors and sports historians of Western Pennsylvania capture the vivid moments that make Pittsburgh a city of historic sports firsts.
Contents
Chuck Cooper : Father Time versus my father's time / by Tom Rooney and Chuck Cooper III
The first (real) World Series / by Bill Ranier
Standing tall on the Bluff : Duquesne's Dick Ricketts and Sihugo Green make basketball history / by Josh Taylor
First of a forgotten era : the 1939-40 Duquesne Dukes / by Robert Healy III
Cumberland Posey : the first man man in both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame / by Josh Taylor
An angry man : the birthplace of professional football / by David Finoli
North versus South : the great debate over the birthplace of college basketball / by David Finoli
A Pittsburgh hockey hat trick / by David Foinoli
Into the future : the first steel and concrete stadium in the National League / by John W. Franko
Letting the kids stay up late : the first World Series night game / by Bill Ranier
What could have been : the 1967-68 Pittsburgh Pipers / by Gary Kinn
For opens, the Civic Arena pop top was a bad idea, but... / by Tom Rooney
The Steelers age : Pittsburgh's NFL franchise overcame a history of failure to become the first team to win three, then four, then six Super Bowls / by Chris Fletcher
The house that Henry built : the first golf course to host ten U.S. opens / by David Finoli
"We were experimenting" : KDKA makes sports broadcasting history in 1921 / by Josh Taylor
Charlie West : the first African American to play quarterback in the Rose Bowl / by Jim Lachimia
Stepping outside the box : how Elmer Layden and John Moorhead changed the course of football... or so we thought / by David Finoli
Maz's historic home run wins series / by John W. Franco
1 in 58, 002 : Mario Lemieux became the first, and only, NHL player to score five goals five different ways / by Chris Fletcher
Let sleeping dogs lie : the record winning streaks of the Pittsburgh Penguins / by Gary Kinn
The big lie : the 1902 Pittsburgh Stars / by David Finoli
Before Brooks : U.S. Olympic hockey has its roots in Pittsburgh / by Robert Healy III
The nine best men / by Bill Ranier
3,000 : the Flying Dutchman becomes the first player in the twentieth century to eclipse baseball's sacred hit mark / by John W. Franko
A farewell to flannel / by Chris Fletcher
The fifty-yard indoor war : arena football comes to Pittsburgh / by John W. Franko
Because the marker says so : the story behind Greenlee Field and its historical marker / by Bill Ranier
Charging into Armageddon : Bobby Grier becomes the first African American to play in the Sugar Bowl / by Josh Taylor
An iron man in a steel city : Pittsburgh's first boxing world champion / by Douglas Cavanaugh
Third time is a charm : Forbes Field's first and only heavyweight championship fight / by Gary Kinn
Underscored upon, undefeated and still unrecognized : the 1910 Pitt Panthers / by Gary Kinn
The Sultan's curtain call : in 1935, my grandfather watched Babe Ruth hit the final three home runs of his career, and the first to clear the right-field roof at Forbes Field / by Chris Fletcher
Waynesburg holds a special place in the history of (televised) college football / by Jim Lachimia.

Additional Information
Subjects Sports -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History.
Sports teams -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History.
Publisher Charleston, SC :2021
Contributors Alliance of Esteemed Duquesne Scribes, author.
Language English
Description 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781467146111
1467146110
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