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2020 Bristol Pirates Field Staff Announced

February 5, 2020 - The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the 2020 field staff for the Bristol Pirates, with Stephen Morales set to lead the way as Bristol's fifth manager since becoming an affiliate of Pittsburgh in 2014. Morales was drafted as a catcher by the Florida Marlins in the 23rd round of the 1996 MLB Draft out of Pedro Parea Fajardo High School in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He played for nine seasons with the Marlins, Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres systems, hitting 29 home runs with 138 RBI and... Full Story

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Bristol Pirates Praise Save Minor League Baseball Task Force

December 4, 2019 - Bristol Baseball, Inc., the non-profit all-volunteer charitable organization which operates the Bristol Pirates professional baseball team, today praised the newly-created Save Minor League Baseball Task Force that has been organized by members of Congress to prevent Major League Baseball (MLB) from eliminating 42 minor league franchises, nearly one quarter of all minor league teams around the country. "We appreciate the support of Rep. Lori Trahan (D.-Massachusetts), David McKinley (R-W.Va.)... Full Story

Bristol Pirates Receive Appalachian League Community Service Award

September 9, 2019 - The Appalachian League announced on Monday afternoon that the Bristol Pirates are the recipient of the league's annual Community Service Award. The award is presented annually to the team that, "demonstrates an outstanding, ongoing commitment to charitable service, support and leadership within their local community and within the baseball industry". This season, the Bristol Pirates staff compiled over 4,900 volunteer hours working at the ballpark on game nights, along with community serv... Full Story

Bristol Pirates See Season End in Game Three

September 2, 2019 - The Bristol Pirates' 2019 season came to a close on Sunday evening, as the Pirates were defeated 7-5 by Johnson City in Game 3 of the Appalachian League semifinals. The Cardinals scored the first runs of the night in the bottom of the fourth inning when first baseman Chandler Redmond hit a two-run single before center fielder Trejyn Fletcher hit a sacrifice fly to make it a 3-0 game. A two-run double by second baseman Josh Bissonette in the top of the fifth inning would cut Johnson City's... Full Story

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