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Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League: McKechnie Field

After several rounds of voting with over 12,000 individuals participating, readers of Ballpark Digest and Spring Training Online overwhelmingly chose McKechnie Field, spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, as the leading Grapefruit League spring-training facility in the websites’ annual Best of the Ballparks polling.

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Spring Training 2016

Best of the Ballparks: Grapefruit League, Finals

Thousand and thousands of spring-training fans have spoken and we’re down to the two finalists in the Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League competition, with McKechnie Field squaring off against Ed Smith Stadium. Vote today!

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Spring Training 2016

Best of the Ballparks, Third Round, Grapefruit League

With the second round of voting complete, we’re headed to the home stretch for voting on Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League edition, as we winnow the field from four spring training ballparks to two finalists. And we need your help!

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Spring Training 2016

Notable Spring Training St. Patrick’s Day Matchups

Perhaps the best pairing to result from spring training is that of baseball and St. Patrick’s Day. Depending upon one’s interests, a major league spring training game can be enhanced by a tasty spring training St. Patrick’s Day brew, a pre- or post-game event, or the sight of two teams sporting bright green jerseys.

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Spring Training 2016

End-of-Spring-Training Games Worth Noting

Toward the conclusion of spring training, several teams will face off in notable matchups outside of Florida and Arizona. While some of this year’s games include traditional end-of-spring contests between regional rivals, some will pit MLB teams against their affiliates, and others will take place in unique venues, including a former major league ballpark.

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Spring Training 2016

Planning For Those Rivalry Games

There are spring-training games, and there are spring-training games that mean something, even if the stats and results don’t count in the standings. Rivalries games during spring training are exciting — but games sell out, so begin planning now.

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2016 spring schedule posted

We have some more planning information for you, as a Pittsburgh Pirates 2016 spring schedule has been posted.

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Now available: The Complete Guide to Spring Training 2016 / Florida

This is a big month for us — because, August — as we prep for four new book releases. The first: The Complete Guide to Spring Training 2016 / Florida, which was released yesterday and already appears on a few Amazon.com eBook best-seller lists.

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Pirates set multiple attendance records

Talk about a great spring training for the Pittsburgh Pirates: the team set multiple attendance records this year at McKechnie Field.

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Pittsburgh unveils new Pirate City performance center

Another spring training upgrade for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as the team opens a new Pirate City performance center for Spring Training 2015.

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