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Curve National Anthem Tryouts Coming to Altoona and Indiana

January 25, 2016 - CURVE, Pa. - With the 2016 season less than 80 days away, the Altoona Curve are taking their annual National Anthem Tryouts on the road in the month of February. Singers will be able to try out for spots to sing the National Anthem or God Bless America at an upcoming Curve game this season. The first anthem auditions will take place on February 13 at the Logan Valley Mall in Altoona. Registration for the event will open at 9 a.m. and the tryouts will begin at 10 a.m. and run until noon. The s... Full Story

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Cora Announced as New Curve Manager

December 15, 2015 - CURVE, Pa. - Former Major League All-Star Joey Cora will take over in 2016 as the new manager of the Altoona Curve, the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Pirates announced on Tuesday morning. Cora will be joined by hitting coach Kevin Riggs and pitching coach Justin Meccage, who are both returning for their second season in Altoona. Cora, 50, joins the Altoona staff for his first season in the Pirates organization. He becomes the ninth manager in franchise history. As a pla... Full Story

Curve Set Front Office Staff for 2016 Season

December 1, 2015 - CURVE, Pa. - Mike Kessling and Trey Wilson, who both assumed full-time roles late in the 2015 season, as well as Michelle Gravert and Emily Rutzen who are new additions to the front office of the Altoona Curve (AA, Pirates), were all officially announced by the club today. Kessling, a native of State College and longtime resident of Altoona, came to the Curve in mid-June as the Director of Marketing and Promotions. He has vast marketing, promotional, and sales experience with Warners Innovati... Full Story

Curve Receive Nomination for John H. Johnson President's Award

September 30, 2015 - CURVE, Pa. - The Altoona Curve have been selected as the Eastern League's nominee for the John H. Johnson President's Award, Minor League Baseball's top honor, as announced by the league on Wednesday afternoon. The President's Award is presented annually to honor the "complete" baseball franchise based on franchise stability, contributions to league stability, contributions to the community and promotion of the baseball industry. "We're humbled to be the Eastern League's nominee for the Jo... Full Story

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