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Pennant Hopes Dashed the Homer in the Gloamin: The Story of How the 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates Blew the National League Pennant by Ronald T Waldo

Pennant Hopes Dashed

the Homer in the Gloamin: The Story of How the 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates Blew the National League Pennant by Ronald T Waldo

Published August 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781299704817
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273 pages
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After many disappointing seasons during the 1930s, the 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates looked like they were finally poised to claim their first National League pennant since 1927. A hot streak during June and July propelled manager Pie Traynors squad intoMoreAfter many disappointing seasons during the 1930s, the 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates looked like they were finally poised to claim their first National League pennant since 1927. A hot streak during June and July propelled manager Pie Traynors squad into first place. Yet after commanding the top spot for more than two months, Pittsburgh could not hold off the charging Chicago Cubs and experienced one of the most monumental collapses in baseball history. This detailed historical account examines the entire 1938 season, while also looking at the players and events that were a major part of this star-crossed season.