From the site of the first World Series between the National and American Leagues to the home of the Little League World Series, baseball is woven into the fabric of Pennsylvania. Not only have millions cheered for their teams from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, many have also gone on to play the sport at the highest level. They’ve won MVPs, Cy Youngs, and world championships. A few have even been enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
But which players would make the Keystone State’s all-time 25-man roster? What would the starting lineup and starting rotation look like? Who would come off the bench and out of the bullpen? Sports reporter John Rust answers that question in this book. Along with player stats, find out . . .
Who broke into pro ball because of a letter from his mother? What famous slugger became a college baseball player on a $5 bet? What mustachioed pitcher preferred to sit on cakes instead of eat them?
Once Pennsylvania’s best are assembled, how will they fare against some of the top teams in big league history?