Curve in the KBO and Sports’ Return

By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com All phases of life have been shuttered over the last two months. Sports have nearly disappeared from our culture and been put into perspective, along with nearly everything else we do on a daily basis. However, sports will always be a getaway. A distraction. Pumping nostalgia and awe through our veins. It … More Curve in the KBO and Sports’ Return

Minor League Memories: Curve front office reflects on the good times

By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com While the sports world — and the whole world in fact — is on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, several Altoona Curve staff members took some time to revisit their favorite memories while working in sports. We hope to be making new memories soon. In the meantime, we invite you to share … More Minor League Memories: Curve front office reflects on the good times

From the Vault: Altoona captures 2017 Eastern League Championship

By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com Click here to view the box score Why it mattered September 14, 2017 was a monumental day in Altoona’s sports history. With all the success by area high schools, Penn State’s national championships and the titles by Pittsburgh’s clubs are all accomplishments shared by the community. However, none of those were won … More From the Vault: Altoona captures 2017 Eastern League Championship

From the Vault: Stephen Strasburg’s MiLB Debut

By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com Click here to view the box score Why it mattered Stephen Strasburg, known as “The Phenom” back then, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft by the Washington Nationals and signed for a record-breaking $5.1 million in mid-August, delaying his Minor League debut until 2010. The Nationals … More From the Vault: Stephen Strasburg’s MiLB Debut

From the Vault: 2013 Curve-Pirates Exhibition Game

By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com View the box score by clicking here Why it mattered Peoples Natural Gas Field welcomed a stadium record 10,116 fans to watch the second exhibition game between the Curve and their MLB affiliate, the Pittsburgh Pirates. The crowd shots during this game are jaw-dropping. Every area of the ballpark is packed. As … More From the Vault: 2013 Curve-Pirates Exhibition Game

Pirates add 11 NRIs to Spring Training roster

By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com Pirates Spring Training is just a few weeks away (pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 10) and the club announced 11 additional invitees to camp. That brings the total to 51 players at big league camp when the first full-squad workout takes place on Feb. 17. Among the 11 new players, nine … More Pirates add 11 NRIs to Spring Training roster

Rule 5 Preview: Pirates protect five with 40-man promotions

By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com The Pirates’ 40-man roster stood at 39 entering Wednesday’s 8 p.m. deadline and they protected five players from the Rule 5 Draft. Infielders Ke’Bryan Hayes, Will Craig and Oneil Cruz along with right-handed pitcher Blake Cederlind and Cody Ponce had their contracts selected. Ponce is the only player not on the Bucs’ … More Rule 5 Preview: Pirates protect five with 40-man promotions