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McCutchen Leading Way for New Look Pirates

With several new faces representing the present and future of the Pittsburgh Pirates, make no mistake, Andrew McCutchen remains the club’s leader. Now, at the start of his sixteenth MLB …

Bradentucky Bombers to Host First Tournament

The Bradentucky Bombers are hosting our first-ever WFTDA-sanctioned roller derby tournament, Invadentucky, from April 20-21, 2024, at Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex. The two-day …

The BioFile: J.J. Wolf

J.J. Wolf is the 94th-ranked player on the ATP World Tour. He will compete in this week's Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open ATP Challenger at Payne Park in Sarasota. Wolf's highest ranking so far was 39 …

The Pickleball Club  will host professional pickleball players and power couple  James Ignatowich  and  Anna Bright April 17 for a clinic, pro exhibition …

Marauders and MiLB Ready for 2024 Season

It’s always fun when a baseball season begins, especially in Manatee County with the Bradenton Marauders. Just weeks after the Pittsburgh Pirates packed up their baseball belongings at …

Twenty-Five Marauders Alumni Featured on Opening Day Rosters

The 2024 Major League Baseball season kicked off on Thursday, and 25 former Bradenton Marauders players were featured on Opening Day rosters this season. The group is headlined by …

Derek Shelton has the Pittsburgh Pirates prepared for the 2024 MLB season. After six weeks of spring training in Florida, a manager and his coaching staff can learn a great deal about their …

Marauders Hire Broadcaster for Upcoming Season

Thomas Zinzarella is well-qualified to broadcast Bradenton Marauders’ games this season. Just as ball players work to improve their game in the minor leagues to advance to the next level on …

The BioFile: Ji-Hwan Bae

Ji-hwan Bae is a second baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  A native of South Korea, Bae signed with Pittsburgh in 2018 and made his Major League Baseball debut in 2022.   …

The Biofile: Connor Joe

Connor Joe is an outfielder and first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has previously played in MLB for the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies. Joe was drafted by the Pirates in the …

Rabelo Is a Proven Pirates Coaching Guru

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Mike Rabelo is in a class of his own when it comes to his baseball knowledge and coaching abilities. In the Pirates’ 2024 Spring Training Magazine sold at LECOM Park, …

Young Bucs Pitchers Reveled in 2023 All-Star Experience

Mitch Keller and David Bednar had a blast representing the Pittsburgh Pirates at the 2023 MLB All-Star Game in Seattle. It’s been nine months now since Keller and Bednar received word from …

Pirates’ Davis No Stranger to Manatee County

It’s no stretch to say that Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Henry Davis knows his way around Manatee County better than most of his teammates. With spring training camp opening on February 14 at …

The Biofile: Andrew McCutchen

Five-time All-Star and former Major League Baseball MVP Andrew McCutchen was the Pittsburg Pirates' first-round draft pick in 2005. He is back in Bradenton for another spring training at LECOM …

Beat Writers are the Backbone of Baseball Storytelling

As the doors swung open at Pirate City in Bradenton this week on the first day of spring training, it was no surprise that the writers who cover the club were among the first to arrive. Beat writers, …

Manatee County to Dedicate Roberto Clemente Way

The Manatee County Commission unanimously voted to proclaim a county-owned section of 27th Street East shall be named “Roberto Clemente Memorial Way,” after the …

Staats and Rays: Tampa Bay Baseball’s Winning Duo

It’s spring training time. Just ask Dewayne Staats. He’ll tell you. How could any Rays fan not be smiling this week? A couple of facts. The Super Bowl has been played. Over in Port …

Horner Hired as Marauders New Skipper

Although Jim Horner has been assigned to manage the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Low-A affiliate in the Florida State League this coming season, working from LECOM Park isn’t going to be new to …

DeSoto Speedway Grand Reunion Planned for May

Do you love the DeSoto Speedway? Then don't miss the 2024 DeSoto Speedway Grand Reunion on May 11, 2024, at the Moose Lodge in Bradenton. The gathering is for all racers, fans, …

Bradenton's Nanney Wins U.S. Street Nationals

On Sunday, Bradenton native Pat Nanney won the U.S. Street Nationals 6.50 Index class at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Driving his self-built Mopar Dodge Dakota truck, Nanney …

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