Pirates prospects at the Altoona camp

By Garett MansfieldAltoonaCurve.com The future is now. Although they are not wearing Curve uniforms, the players assigned to the Pirates alternative training site make up some of the best baseball talent ever assembled within Peoples Natural Gas Field. Since 1999, Altoona has served as a vital training ground for Pittsburgh’s next crop of talent, much like … More Pirates prospects at the Altoona camp

Pirates lock in Opening Day, Alternative Site rosters

By Garett MansfieldAltoonaCurve.com Now that the long-awaited Major League Baseball season is officially underway, the use of 30 alternative training facilities around the country are soon to be in full-swing. The Altoona Curve are one of 19 affiliated Minor League franchises to directly feed players to the Major League affiliate during the 60-game regular season. This … More Pirates lock in Opening Day, Alternative Site rosters

From the Vault: 2014 Eastern League All-Star Game

By Garett MansfieldAltoonaCurve.com Click here to view the box score Why it mattered The 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop was the second all-star game hosted by the Altoona Curve and the most recent. A healthy crowd of 6,055 fans saw the Western Divison All-Stars down the Eastern Division All-Stars by a 5-2 score. Erie’s Steven Moya … More From the Vault: 2014 Eastern League All-Star Game

From the Vault: 2006 Eastern League All-Star Game

By Garett MansfieldAltoonaCurve.com Click here to view the box score Why it mattered The 2006 Eastern League All-Star Game was the first of two that have been hosted by Altoona. The game was broadcast on Fox Sports Pittsburgh and sort of served as a three-hour tourism commercial for Blair County Ballpark. “The culmination of everything I … More From the Vault: 2006 Eastern League All-Star Game

Homegrown: Altoona helping convert draft picks into Pittsburgh Pirates

By Garett MansfieldAltoonaCurve.com This will also be a landmark event for the new Pirates front office. The Bucs hold the seventh and 31st picks in the first round and look to add to the crop of young talent in the system. The draft picks over the next two days look to follow the footsteps of homegrown … More Homegrown: Altoona helping convert draft picks into Pittsburgh Pirates

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