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Pittsburgh Pirates Broadcaster Steve Blass Announces This Is Last Season In The Booth

January 15th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

After 60 years with the organization, Pittsburgh Pirates World Series champion Steve Blass is calling it a career in the broadcast booth after the 2019 season. Blass made the announcement on Tuesday morning. Blass called it a “semi-retirement”  as he will continue with the team, albeit with a scaled back schedule.  The 76-year-old has been with the Pirates since he signed his first big league deal in June of 1960. Blass held a 103-76 record including 57 complete games and 16 shutouts in his career (282 games.) Blass is seventh on the Pirates all-time list for strikeouts with 896. Two of the complete games came in the 1971 World Series against the Baltimore Orioles, including a complete game in Game 7. He is the last National League pitcher to accomplish that feat.

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