"Talk about a guy whose career ran the gamut—Steve Blass went from World Series hero, to a man whose name became literally synonymous with a specific baseball malady. He emerged from it all with humor, humanity, and perspective."—Bob Costas, NBC Sports
and Major League Baseball Network
"He went from the very top of his game to the very confused. How he unraveled and overcame his malady with humor and intelligence is a lesson for all and is what this book is all about."—Tim McCarver, Fox Baseball Analyst, Recipient of the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award
"There are a lot of guys in baseball, but there are just a few you can put on one hand that have the zest for life and love of the game as Steve Blass."—Bill Mazeroski, Hall of Fame Second Baseman, Pittsburgh Pirates
"Steve Blass embodied the early '70s Pirates teams on which he starred: he was gifted, grounded, and great company. Nothing has changed in this wonderful, entertaining book. In "A Pirate For Life
," Blass gives us a look behind the curtain, reintroducing us to a cast of familiar and delightful characters, including himself. He is the perfect tour guide to a golden age in Bucs history -- a history he helped make."—Austin Murphy, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated
About the Author
Steve Blass is a former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and has been broadcasting their games as color commentator since 1987. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Erik Sherman has been a freelance sportswriter more than 30 years. He lives in New York City.