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Altoona Curve

MiLB officially cancels Curve season

From Mirror, wire reports What baseball and Altoona Curve fans have probably known for the last few months became official on Tuesday — the 2020 Minor League Baseball season was canceled. The decision was reached after a meeting on Tuesday involving MiLB’s board of trustees, which ...

Young, future Pirates to train at PNG Field

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Altoona Curve have reached an agreement to have Altoona’s Peoples Natural Gas Field serve as the Pirates’ alternate training facility during the 2020 Major League Baseball season. “It says a lot about the relationship the Altoona Curve has with the Pittsburgh ...

Pirates’ taxi squad to train in Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Altoona Curve have reached an agreement to have Altoona’s Peoples Natural Gas Field serve as the Pirates’ alternate training facility during the 2020 Major League Baseball season. “It says a lot about the relationship the Altoona Curve has with the Pittsburgh ...

MLB season to open on July 23/24

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony. A dramatically altered season with games full of new rules was ...

Curve ballpark may host future Pirates

From Mirror reports A report surfaced Tuesday morning from The Athletic's Rob Biertempfel that the Pittsburgh Pirates were considering using Altoona's PNG Field as a workout site for a squad of their top minor league players who could be called up to join the Pirates throughout the 60-game ...

Commish ordering 60-game schedule

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players’ association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative and possibly unhappy return to ...

MLB could be returning soon

The Associated Press NEW YORK — After days of angry exchanges over money between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred started to doubt whether there would be a 2020 season and said as much on national television. He then called union head ...

Curve fans can go dine at PNG Field

The Altoona Curve are welcoming people back to Peoples Natural Gas Field this week. Starting Thursday, there’s a new dine-in option for fans and families to enjoy an expanded menu of their ballpark favorites along with the return of the Curve Burger drive-through service. The Curve will ...

Sports at a glance

Curve burgers Friday night The Altoona Curve will hold another “Curve Burger Night” on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at PNG Field. As of this morning, according to general manager Derek Martin, the Curve have 250 Curve burgers still available. You can purchase them by calling 283-3130 to place ...

Virus puts Curve on the cover of SI

The Altoona Curve have yet to play a game this season, but the team is about to receive some of its biggest national exposure since it was formed in 1999. The team’s mascot, Loco, PNG Field and Lakemont Park’s Skyliner rollercoaster will be featured on the cover of the June edition of ...

Curve franchise future stable, even if 2020 season canceled

These are the most tumultuous times minor league baseball has ever encountered during the modern era, facing not one, but two calamities at once — the threat of missing an entire season, plus the likelihood of severe contraction that will lead to extensive reshuffling of leagues. Let me ...

One-time Curve star hoping to re-establish himself in Korea

By Jason Mackey The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Nick Kingham has enjoyed the consistency. The success hasn’t been too bad, either. A fourth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010, Kingham’s career as a starting pitcher never materialized in Pittsburgh, the right-hander ...

Bucs’ GM likes what he’s heard about Curve

The Pirates’ new general manager, Ben Cherington, said he’s only ever been to Altoona one time — about 20 years ago — but he has learned a lot in his time on the new job about the Curve franchise and its place among the Bucs’ affiliates. “I’ve gotten a lot of really positive ...

Man witha plan: New Bucs GM thinking young at AA

The Curve were supposed to open their 22nd season tonight at Peoples Natural Gas Field, and it was supposed to be a season that would answer a couple of big questions going forward. Now, it’s quite possible there won’t even be a minor league baseball season, making for potentially another ...

Diamond in the rough: Curve could face a season without baseball

The Curve were supposed to open their season in four days, but that won’t be happening with the nationwide sports shutdown because of the coronavirus. Now, it appears the entire Curve season could be in jeopardy, based on comments Saturday by President Donald Trump. Speaking to ...

Trump more optimistic than some on restarts

The Associated Press President Donald Trump met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders Saturday to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.” “I want fans back ...

Schedule will stay the same

When and if the Curve start playing this season, the team’s schedule is expected to remain the same over the summer months. The Curve’s season opener, scheduled for April 9, already has been delayed because of the coronavirus. Many in the baseball industry believe the sport’s regular ...

Pirates’ Tucker expects long hiatus for MLB amid ‘scary’ situation

Cole Tucker is a regular guy, as much of a regular guy as a Major League Baseball player can be, really. As Curve fans saw during his time with the team in 2017 and ‘18, and as Pirates fans saw from the MLB rookie last year, Tucker is a good talker who enjoys chatting about anything and ...

Season for Bucs, Curve will be delayed

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Altoona Curve will see the start of their seasons delayed because of coronavirus concerns. Major League Baseball suspended operations Thursday, postponing spring training two weeks ahead of the start of the regular season. The league expects the start of the season ...

MLB will delay the start of its season two weeks

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Baltimore slugger Chris Davis was driving down Florida’s west coast on Interstate 75 from Sarasota to Fort Myers for an exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins when he got the call. No game tonight. No games for a while. “Pretty shocked,” Davis ...