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Bucs, Iron City unveil partnership

The Pittsburgh Pirates are going local in a cross-marketing partnership with the Iron City Brewery, with the Bucs increasing PNC Park promotions and availability for the Pittsburgh classic and the brewery gaining rights to use the team logo in marketing efforts. The agreement also grants Iron City and the Pirates rights to use each other’s […]

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Marauders move McKechnie Field games after canopies deemed unsafe

The Bradenton Marauders (High Class A; Florida State League) moved tonight’s and tomorrow night’s games from McKechnie Field after inspectors determined the roofs over the first-base and third-base sections were unsafe. The problems were discovered during a routine assessment. The games were shifted to Charlotte Sports Park, the home of the Marauders’ opponent, the Charlotte […]

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The Week That Was: April 17

Issues with security at Major League Baseball ballparks, the return of Jose Canseco to professional baseball, random talk of contraction and new life for California ballparks. The top stories on Ballpark Digest this past week, as measured in page views. Pirates employee found dead near PNC Park Dodgers scrap half-price drink promotion Cansecos hits North […]

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Phillies, Pirates spring schedules posted

Pennsylvania baseball fans rejoice: We’ve posted the tentative 2011 spring-training schedules for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies, featuring lots of games between the two teams in March. You can view the Pirates schedule here. You can view the Phillies schedule here. Both schedules reflect the new economic realities of spring training: not too […]

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Power, Pirates extend PDC

Andy Milovich, Executive Vice President of West Virginia Baseball, LLC., announced today that the West Virginia Power will extend the Player Development Contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates through 2014. “Prior to last season we made the change in affiliation and joined the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league organization. We were very excited about the new affiliation […]

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National League

The National League launched the modern era of professional baseball as a response to the looser, arguably corrupt National Association, in 1876. Led by William Hulbert and Albert Spalding, the circuit began with the defection of four Western teams — St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville and Cincinnati — from the National Association and launched with eight […]

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