James Forr is an erstwhile Pirates fan living in the heart of St. Louis Cardinals country and the co-author of “Pie Traynor: A Baseball Biography” (McFarland & Company, 2010).

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Original research for this story was conducted by the author for a book he co-authored with David Proctor entitled “Pie Traynor: A Baseball Biography.” Hunched over a lathe on a steamy factory floor, Pie Traynor — World Series champion, future Hall of Famer, and the man widely considered the greatest third baseman who had ever …

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