Thursday, May 17, 2012
Just by using the #piratememories hashtag on Twitter, a lucky Bucs fan can win free tickets to the May 26 game against the Cubs.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
What’s your favorite Pirates memory? Clemente’s 3,000th hit? Maz’s World Series-winning home run in 1960? The “We are Family” series in ‘79? The Topps Co. is asking fans to share their favorite Pirates memories as well as using the new Topps Pennant app and the #piratememories hashtag on Twitter. At least 50 tweets must be posted for a lucky fan to win a pair of free tickets to the Pirates home game against the Cubs on Saturday, May 26. The promotion will be running through the 7 p.m. start of tonight's game. For more information check out: http://pennant.topps.com/pirates For product videos check out: https://vimeo.com/topps
Sunday, March 4, 2012
The 5-pound, 2-ounce baby boy is named for the Florida stadium where he was born. The Pittsburgh Pirates Friday delivered a basket of baby items, including a baseball outfit and baby sneakers.
His parents named him McKechnie for the baseball stadium where he was born Tuesday night. Actually, it was his dad Joseph Brand's idea. McKechnie K'Marion Brand came into the world to the sights and sounds of a baseball stadium preparing for spring training. "He wanted to see what all the noise was about," said mom Latasha Renee Kirk. Kirk, 29, said her baby wasn't due until April 1, and so when she felt some contractions while walking over to the "soft opening" party at McKechnie Field, she thought it was just Braxton Hicks contractions and figured there was no point to going to the hospital. "He fooled me," Kirk said. "He came out saying, 'It's April Fool's Day, Mom. I am here.'" Because she was convinced it wasn't time for the baby, …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Winning team was lead by former Steeler Mike Merriweather.
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Friday, September 23, 2011
The 2nd Annual Black & Gold Celebrity Golf Classic, co-hosted by the Meadows Racetrack & Casino and Pittsburgh Steelers Rocky Bleier and Mike Merriweather generated $3,500 for World War II Veterans of Southwestern Pennsylvania Memorial Fund, Inc. The event, held Sept. 19 at the Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, also included several former Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins. The winning team, anchored by Mike Merriweather finished the day with a score of 19 under par. Additional participants included former Pittsburgh Pirate Grant Jackson, former Pittsburgh Steelers Mel Blount and Greg Lloyd, former Pittsburgh Penguin Pierre Larouche, and former heavyweight boxing champion Michael Moorer, among others. “I’ve never seen so many of our city…
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Event to raise money for the construction and maintenance of the Pirates Charities Miracle League of the South Hills Field.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
On Sunday, Aug. 21, the Nevillewood Neighbors will host a pool party and cookout at the Club at Nevillewood to benefit Casey’s Clubhouse and the Pirates Charities Miracle League of the South Hills Field. The party and cookout will take place from 4–8 p.m. and will feature live music from local band Moscow Mule. Rita’s Italian Ice will be providing free Italian ice for all attendees and matching all cash donations made at the event. Former MLB All-Star and Upper St. Clair resident Sean Casey and his wife, Mandi, founded Casey’s Clubhouse in 2010 to help fulfill the Miracle League’s mission that “every child deserves the chance to play baseball.” Through a fundraising campaign the charity raised more than $1 million for the construction of …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Post-Gazette photographer James G. Klingensmith died Monday at age 100.
James G. Klingensmith, a city kid who became a local icon through a four-decade photojournalism career best known for snapping Maz's iconic Game 7 home run, died of natural causes Monday at Kane Regional Center in Scott Township. He was 100. Affectionately known as “Pap” and “Klinger” to a large network of family, friends and area media professionals, Klingensmith captured Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski’s excited rush around the bases after slugging the game-winning homer against the favored Yankees at Forbes Field in 1960. It remains the only walkoff homer in Game 7 World Series history. At his 100th birthday party earlier this month, the Scott resident described that he was able to capture that shot on little more than a gut …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
“Forget about the curve ball, Ricky. Give him the heater.” —Coach Lou Brown, 'Major League'
I was a college intern at a major daily newspaper when PNC Park opened 10 years ago. I walked past the new stadium every day, sometimes stopping at one of its vendors to fuel my caffeine addiction. And on the way home I’d often get lost in the crowd of fans crossing the Roberto Clemente Bridge. My feet were usually sore from a day in the wrong kind of heels, but I walked confidently through the pain and sea of dads carrying toddlers on their shoulders. I smiled at everyone I passed and fell in love with the view of the Allegheny River twinkling in the setting sun. On my luckiest days, a saxophone player chose Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” instead of Glenn Frey’s “The Heat is On.” But my best evenings were spent inside the ballpark, not…
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
How will the team finish this season?
The Pirates have Pittsburgh buzzing about baseball again, but we ask you, "Are the Bucs for real this season?" Yes, the team's starting pitching has been outstanding, but can the pitching staff continue to carry the underperforming bats? How many games do you expect the 2011 Pirates to win? And is a .500 winning percentage enough to make this season a success?
Saturday, June 18, 2011
You may have been to the pool or had a family barbecue, but summer officially starts June 21.
Whether it’s the beach or a porch-view vacation, everyone is ducking out of work early to spend a little more time in the sun. It’s Pittsburgh. We have to take what we can get. The summer solstice reminds us, “If you haven’t started celebrating summer yet…get cracking!” Sources say the summer solstice is a Latin word which breaks down to sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). When the sun hits its southernmost extreme it appears to be standing still. It’s all about the suns path (or rather Earth’s rotational path around the sun). This year, it will happen precisely on June 21 at 5:16 p.m. It’s winter solstice in Australia, but on Dec. 21 it will be flipped; they will have summer while we have winter. It’s recognized worldwide as an …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Whether you're a spring training veteran or a rookie visiting for the first time, here's everything you'll need to know this spring.
Whether you're a Western Pennsylvanian flying down to Florida or a Bradenton native driving down the block to see Pittsburgh Pirates spring training this year, here is everything you need to know: When do pitchers and catchers report? Players will start showing up in Bradenton on Sunday, Feb. 13 and hold their first workout Monday, Feb. 14. About 40 players are expected in the initial group. And the rest of the team? The first full-squad workout is Saturday, Feb. 19. Fans are invited to a free pep rally that night from 5-7:30 p.m. on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton that will feature player appearances, autographs and fun and games. When and where do the Pirates practice? Workouts are held at the Pirate City complex, 1701 27th St. E…