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'Pirates By The Numbers' Looks At History Through Uniform Number

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Pittsburgh Pirate great Willie Stargell was No. 8 when he played for the franchise. At least 13 other players wore the same number before it was retired in 1982.

Monroeville author David Finoli has been writing about Pittsburgh sports for about 15 years, but he says that his latest book, “Pirates By the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Bucs by Uniform Number,” is one of the most interesting he’s worked on. The book chronicles Pirates players and the numbers they wore throughout the franchise history.

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