Kiss it good-bye : the mystery, the Mormon, and the moral of the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates

by Moody, John, 1953-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 13 of 13 copies
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Nonfiction 796.3 Mood/local
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Brentwood Library Nonfiction PIRATES 796.357 Moody
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CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Open Stacks PENNA GV697.A1 M5955 2010
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 796.357 Mood
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 796.357 M773
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Non-Fiction 796.357 MOO
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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 796.35764 MOODY
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Northern Tier Regional Library Nonfiction 796.357 MOODY
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Plum Community Library Entertainment & Leisure 796.35 MOO
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Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 796.357 MOO 2010
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 796.357 M
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Springdale Free Public Library Adult Nonfiction 796.357 MOOD
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Summary
In 1960, an upstart Pittsburgh Pirates team beat the highly favored New York Yankees in the World Series. Given the power of a Yankee roster that included Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, and Yogi Berra, that improbable victory did more than give long-suffering Pirates fans something to cheer about; it put Pittsburgh on the map. Though John Moody was only six years old during that magical baseball season, he was a devoted fan of the Pittsburgh team. The star pitcher for the Pirates and John's first hero was Vernon Law-- an unsophisticated Idaho country boy, widely known as The Deacon, a friendly nickname derived from his strict Mormon upbringing. Law was a relatively young man at the time and should have enjoyed several more seasons of fame and success, yet his career went into decline following that phenomenal Series. In this insightful book, John Moody explores a compelling mystery that has persisted now for nearly fifty years, revealing at last why Vernon Law was unable to continue his dominance of Major League batters. The book is more than just another expose. Recalling a distant time in American sports, Kiss It Good-bye contains a universal theme: a son's affection for his father and the bond that was forged between them because of their love of baseball. It is a book that will be welcomed by fathers, sons, and baseball fans of every age.
Additional Information
Subjects Law, Vernon, -- 1930-
Pittsburgh Pirates (Baseball team)
Mormon athletes -- Biography.
Sports -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Publisher [Salt Lake City, Utah] :Shadow Mountain,2010
Language English
Description 372 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-362) and index.
ISBN 9781606411490 (hardbound : alk. paper)
1606411497 (hardbound : alk. paper)
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