Author David Finoli Now Writes About the Pittsburgh Greats He Grew Up Admiring


As most regulars on this site know already, I love baseball history, specifically related to the Pittsburgh Pirates. You can find our daily “This Date in Pirates History” sections in our First Pitch articles now and they have been a regular part of our Morning Report since the start of that feature. Using the search option on the site, you can find something on nearly every player who has played for the Pirates.

One of my favorite books I own is the Pittsburgh Pirates Encyclopedia, which was written by David Finoli and Bill Ranier. I actually like the updated version of the book a little more because I was able to convince them that Dots Miller belonged among the top 100 players in Pirates history. I might be a little biased because I came from the same hometown as Miller and we have six of the same relatives, but I provided a valid argument and he was included in the updated book. There’s actually a nice mention of Pirates Prospects in the book under Miller’s bio.

I posted an article a few weeks ago in which we took a look at the outstanding artwork of Graig Kreindler. He specializes in older baseball players and he had some great pieces that captured Honus…

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