In the deciding game of the 1992 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered the most dramatic and devastating loss in team history when former Pirate Sid Bream slid home with the winning run. Bream’s infamous slide ended the last game played by Barry Bonds in a Pirates uniform and sent the franchise reeling into a record twenty-season losing streak. “The Slide” tells the story of the myriad events, beginning with the aftermath of the 1979 World Series, which led to the fated 1992 championship game and beyond.
Richard “Pete” Peterson is the author and editor of several baseball books, including “The Pirates Reader,” “Growing Up With Clemente,” “Pops: The Willie Stargell Story,” and “Extra Innings: Writing on Baseball.” A Pittsburgh native, Peterson is professor emeritus of English at Southern Illinois University.
Stephen Peterson has worked as a teacher and screenwriter for the last ten years. He resides in Los Angeles, CA.
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