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Pirates Host Play Ball Event in Bradenton

March 8, 2019 - Florida State League (FSL) - Bradenton Marauders News Release

On Tuesday, March 19, the Pittsburgh Pirates invite kids ages five to 13 to Pirate City in Bradenton, FL, to take part in a special PLAY BALL baseball clinic. The Pirates will host the Spring Training PLAY BALL event at the team's southern home from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the clinic will include special instructions by Pirates minor league players.

The free event is open to all kids ages five to 13 who are registered in advance. Registration for the event is now open at and spaces are limited, so early registration is encouraged. No previous baseball or softball playing experience is required to participate.

The PLAY BALL program is a collaborative initiative between MLB, USA Baseball and USA Softball designed to encourage widespread participation in all forms of baseball activities among all age groups, especially youth. The program highlights the many ways baseball can be played, including outside of the traditionally-organized baseball leagues and tournaments.

The Pirates PLAY BALL initiative is the official home to the Club's youth baseball and softball efforts in the community. The initiative is focused on promoting youth participation in fun baseball and softball activities as the Pirates are increasingly committed to growing the game of baseball in and around the greater Pittsburgh region. The Pirates PLAY BALL program consists of information and resources provided by both the Club and MLB now available for area coaches and players at The site is comprised of resources such as online education centers, coaching clinic information, and instructional videos.

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