A GREAT view of the field at AT&T Park in Chattanooga during their pre-season open house!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Nellie King 1954-1957 Pirates

The Pittsburgh legend Nellie King was kind enough to answer some questions for me recently. For those of you that know me, it is always exciting getting a note from one of the great Pirates.

I asked Nellie about his favorite baseball card, and he responded, "The 1st one I got paid for!". 1954

His favorite teams are the Pirates, New Iberia (LA) Pelicans, and Denver Bears. The Pelicans and Bears were former Pirate affiliates.

Mr. King's favorite current player is Derek Jeter. His favorite former player is also a former teammate of his, Roberto Clemente. Clemente is my all time favorite too, and I can't imagine how exciting it must have been to play on the same team with him!

I will have to check out Nellie's new book. He lets me know that it is available online. Here is a link:


Also, Nellie's kind daughter sent a note to let me know that Nellie has his own blog too! Check it out:



  1. Thanks for this nice post! I showed it to my Dad and he was really happy.

  2. Jimerado; what a great blog you have - here's to ALL the hard core baseball fans!!! play ball!

  3. Hey guys. I am really appreciate the kind comments about the site.
    Thank ya!