Pirates broadcaster to retire after 60th season with the Bucs

Anastasia Williams, Staff Writer

Steve Blass, former pitcher and now current broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates, is set to retire after the 2019 season. This season will be Blass’s 60th season with the Pirates organization. Of those 60 years, 34 years have been dedicated to broadcasting.

Blass retired from playing baseball in 1975 with a career record of 103-76 and a 3.63 ERA. One of the best highlights in Blass’s career was when he pitched Game 7 of the 1971 World Series and only surrendered four hits. He began broadcasting in 1983.

However, after his long career, Blass said he is ready to spend more time with his friends and family. In an interview with Pittsburgh’s Action 4 News, Blass said, “I have spent many years driving by the roses, but now it is time to stop and smell the roses.”

He is excited for the 2019 season to begin and to put an end to his long career.

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