Curt Smith book 9 decades of tales from baseball booths due out in July-Mushnick
- 2/27/11, "This book 'A Talk In The Park'
- From ex-Pirates pitcher and longtime broadcaster Steve Blass:
"Did I tell you about my first big league omer? Except for Billy Williams homering and doubling twice, I pitched a Sept, 5, 1969 no-hitter against the Cubs. Just as amazingly, I went four-for five.
- "I don't recall much about my homer except that it came at 2:48 p.m., the wind was out of the northeast at 13 mph, overcast, 61 degrees, and Ken Holtzman was the pitcher.
"I hit the ball, got to first, and coach Don Leppert says, 'Take a left,' since I was in the habit of peeling off to the dugout.""...Tweet Stumbleupon StumbleUpon