April 29, 2013

Tales From The Pittsburgh Penguins Locker Room by Joe Starkey

The Pittsburgh Penguins are among the latest franchises to be featured in the Tales From The Locker Room series. The book is written by Joe Starkey with a foreword from Mike Lange.

Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Penguins Stories Ever Told

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Readers have the chance to meet the Pittsburgh Penguins, one of the wildest, wackiest, most wonderful sports franchises that ever waddled its way across North America. If Penguins fans are not shedding tears of sadness, they are crying for joy or simply laughing so hard they cannot stop. No franchise has survived more near-death experiences than this one, which twice went bankrupt and many times escaped the threat of relocation. In 1975, things were so tough that players had their postgame oranges taken away.

Nevertheless, they have persevered. Known across the league as lovable losers for its first 24 years, the team began the climb to the top in the 1990s, winning the Stanley Cup twice in that decade and once more in 2009. In Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins Locker Room, sportswriter Joe Starkey takes fans inside the locker rooms, onto the team buses (including the one defenseman Bryan “Bugsy” Watson hijacked), and behind the personalities that have shaped Penguins hockey since 1967.

Joe Starkey is an award-winning reporter and freelance columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has covered the Penguins since 1997 for the Tribune-Review and the Hockey News, following stories ranging from Mario Lemieux’s greatest comeback to the team’s second plunge into bankruptcy. In 2003, Starkey won a Golden Quill Award, presented by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, for his story on chewing tobacco abuse in baseball. He resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mike Lange is in his 37th season calling play-by-play on the radio for the Penguins.


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