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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Florida State League Honors Adcock, Wyatt
Right-hander Nathan Adcock became the first Bradenton Marauders to be named Pitcher of the Week by the Class-A Advanced Florida State League on May 24, 2010.
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Official Online Store Open for Business

The Bradenton Marauders, who will begin their first season as the Pittsburgh Pirates' Class-A Florida State League affiliate in April, have launched their official online store at

The site allows visitors to search for Bradenton Marauders merchandise by two different sets of criteria - type of merchandise or price range. The merchandise is divided into categories for apparel, caps and novelties, while the price range options are Under $10, $10-$20, $20-$40, $40-$60.

Here's a breakdown of what items are currently available on the site (by price)
Under $10 - Bradenton Marauders Primary Logo Baseball ($8)

$10-$20 - Toddler White T-Shirt ($15), Toddler Replica Black Cap ($12), Youth White T-Shirt ($18), Home Replica Black Cap ($16), Bradenton Marauders Onesie Crawler ($12), Women's Pink Alternative Cap ($18), Youth Gray T-Shirt ($18), Youth Home Replica Black Cap ($15), Youth Pink Tonal Alternative Cap ($15)

$20-$40 - Inaugural Season Gray T-Shirt ($20), Primary Logo White T-Shirt ($20), Primary Logo Black T-Shirt ($20), Florida State League T-Shirt ($22), Pittsburgh Pirates "Road to the Show" T-Shirt ($22), Juniors Pink T-Shirt ($22), Women's Black T-Shirt ($22), New Era Home Fitted Cap ($30), New Era Alternative Fitted Cap ($30), Primary Logo Gray T-Shirt ($30)

$40-$60 -Men's Primary Logo Black Polo ($45), Men's Primary Logo Gray Polo ($45), Women's Black Polo ($45), Women's Alternative Pink Polo ($45), Women's Primary Logo Gray Polo ($45)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Marauders Gear Hits the Market

The Bradenton Marauders began selling merchandise at the McKechnie Field Gift Shop and Pirate City in Bradenton on Tuesday. The Pittsburgh Pirates' affiliate, which will begin its first season in the Class-A Florida State League in April, can also process e-mail orders for merchandise at The team is in the process of opening an online store.

Here's some pics of the Marauders gear from the team's facebook page:

Monday, February 1, 2010

All-American Catcher Among Pirate Prospects Ranked by Experts
Tony Sanchez recently ranked 82nd on a list of top 100 minor-league prospects compiled by ESPN, Scouts, Inc.'s Keith Law. The catcher has earned an invitation to spring training, but he could start the season at Class-A Bradenton.
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pittsburgh Pirates Trivia Quiz

Test your knowledge of the Pirates with this quiz.

  1. How many World Series championships did the Pirates win from 1901-2009?

  2. Four




  3. Who was the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the 1979 World Series?

  4. Bert Blyleven

    Kent Tekulve

    John Candelaria

    Grant Jackson

  5. Who succeeded Jim Leyland as Pirates manager?

  6. Gene Lamont

    Chuck Tanner

    Lloyd McClendon

    Pete Mackanin

  7. Which Pirate was National League MVP in 1978?

  8. Willie Stargell

    Dave Parker

    Ed Ott

    Phil Garner

  9. Who was the MVP of the 1960 World Series

  10. Bobby Richardson

    Bill Mazeroski

    Mickey Mantle

    Vern Law

  11. Who was the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series?

  12. Bob Friend

    Vern Law

    Harvey Haddix

    Vinger Bend Mizell

  13. Who gave up Bill Mazeroski's World Series-clinching home run in 1960?

  14. Whitey Ford

    Ralph Terry

    Bob Turley

    Art Ditmar

  15. Which Pirate tossed a complete game in Game 7 of the 1971 World Series?

  16. Bob Miller

    Steve Blass

    Nelson Briles

    Bruce Kison

  17. Who was the MVP of the 1971 World Series?

  18. Roberto Clemente

    Dock Ellis

    Willie Stargell

    Bob Robertson

  19. How many World Series champions did Danny Murtaugh manage?

  20. Three




  21. When did the Pirates move to Three Rivers Stadium?

  22. 1969




  23. How many Major League Baseball All-Star Games have been held in Pittsburgh?

  24. Three




  25. When was the last time that the Pirates played in a World Series

  26. 1979




  27. How many Gold Gloves did Andy Van Slyke win from 1988-1992

  28. Four




  29. How many National League East championships did the Pirates win from 1970-79?

  30. Eight




  31. Who was the last Pirate to be named National League Rookie of the Year?

  32. Johnny Ray

    Jason Bay

    Barry Bonds

    Bobby Bonilla

  33. Which team did Chuck Tanner manage before coming to Pittsburgh?

  34. Atlanta Braves

    Chicago White Sox

    Oakland Athletics

    New York Yankees

  35. Which former Pirate scored the winning run for the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS?

  36. Sid Bream

    Johnny Ray

    Dave Parker

    Wally Backman

  37. Which team did Honus Wagner play for before coming to the Pirates?

  38. Louisville Colonels

    Philadelphia Phillies

    Cleveland Spiders

    Washington Senators

  39. How many times did Ralph Kiner lead the NL in home runs from 1946-52?

  40. Three




1. c, 2. d, 3. a, 4. b, 5. a, 6. c, 7. b, 8. b, 9. a, 10. d, 11. c, 12. d, 13. a, 14. c, 15. d, 16. b, 17. c, 18. a, 19. a, 20. d.

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Despite overtures from Lemieux and others, Nutting insists Pirates aren't for sale

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pirates owner Bob Nutting declined to listen to separate proposals to buy the team last year, including a surprise bid from Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux, officials with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press.
The officials spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because the talks were private.