Sports Memories of Western Pennsylvania

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Since the late 1800s, sports have played a key role in shaping the very character of western Pennsylvania. The area's largest city, Pittsburgh, boasts well-known professional sports teams in baseball, football, and hockey. In fact, no other city of comparable size has had such success in sports at the professional level, earning bragging rights and the nickname "City of Champions." Sports Memories of Western Pennsylvania is a salute to the athletes, coaches, announcers, and fans, both professional and amateur, who together created a rich sports history for western Pennsylvania.
ISBN: 9780738550374
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Pittsburgh native Lisa A. Alzo, a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer, is a published author of several books, including Pittsburgh's Immigrants and Slovak Pittsburgh, and numerous magazine articles. Alby Oxenreiter, also a Pittsburgh native, is the anchor for WPXI channel 11 sports in Pittsburgh. In his career, Oxenreiter has earned three Golden Quill Awards from the Pittsburgh Press Club, numerous awards from the Associated Press, and a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement/Sports Reporting.
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