Randy Roberts, a native of Pittsburgh, is professor of history at Purdue University.
"If you grew up in New York, you will enjoy reading this book. If you grew up in western Pennsylvania, you will love it." - Beano Cook, ESPN "I've always been fond of Pittsburgh, and the sports essays collected by Randy Roberts wonderfully illustrate the charm and idiosyncrasy that make Pittsburgh's sports such a sweet reflection of the whole city." - Frank Deford "Having been born and raised in Pittsburgh, and having lived 71 years, I thought I knew a lot about the city's sports history. This book tells me I had barely scratched the surface. Good stuff - revealing and entertaining." - Myron Cope "Finally, a collection of stories from a sports-obsessed town that isn't adolescent boosterism." - Bob Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette