It’s known as one of the most confounding stories in Pittsburgh Pirates history. Steve Blass, the right-hander who made the All-Star Team in 1972 on the way to a 19-8 season, lost it all the following year. In fact, the inexplicable collapse has been referred to as “Steve Blass disease," which is used to describe talented players who inexplicably lose their ability to accurately throw a baseball. In this week’s Throwback Thursday Sports, we go back to that very difficult 1973 season.
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