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Worth the wait

March 26, 2014 BRADENTON, Fla. — Twenty-nine years of long bus rides and grunt work in small towns. Twenty-nine years of cheap hotels and fast food. more »»

Pirates sign OF Marte to extension

March 26, 2014 BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pirates have agreed to a six-year contract extension with outfielder Starling Marte worth $31 million, according to multiple media outlets. more »»

Mercer's path to majors included longer, but necessary, stay in Altoona

March 25, 2014 BRADENTON, Fla. — Most of the key members of the Curve’s 2010 Eastern League championship team were promoted to Triple-A for 2011, but Jordy Mercer got left behind. more »»

Curve spotlight: Jarek Cunningham

March 24, 2014 Hot corner: Cunningham spent the past two years as the Curve’s everyday second baseman but has now moved to third. more »»

Allie’s power will be worth watching

March 23, 2014 BRADENTON, Fla. — I’ll never forget sitting at Blair County Ballpark on April 19, 2005 and telling Scott Franco back in the Mirror office what I’d be writing about that night’s Curve game. more »»

Pirates begin workouts; focus shifts to Polanco

February 23, 2014 BRADENTON, Fla. — The first week of spring training is in the books, but it’s still too early to make any solid observations about the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates. more »»

Garcia will stay with Curve

January 14, 2014 The Curve have never had a manager last only one year, and that trend will continue as Carlos Garcia has been tabbed by the Pirates to return to the Double-A team for a second season. more »»

Sports stories of the year

January 1, 2014 Bill O’Brien has done a wonderful job of guiding the Penn State football program through uncharted treacherous waters. more »»

looking back at 2013 in Mirror area sports

January 1, 2014 JANUARY n Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett decides the state will sue the NCAA over its penalties against the Penn State football team because of the Jerry Sandusky scandal from 2012. more »»

Curve phone app may become reality

December 11, 2013 Lake Buena Vista, Fla. — For all the meetings we attend and trade show booths we visit, the Altoona Curve contingent always has the clear objective of improving. more »»

Former OF dies in sleep

December 3, 2013 Former Curve outfielder Evan Chambers died over the weekend in his sleep at the age of 24. Chambers, who played 31 games for the Curve in 2012, was third-round draft pick of the Pirates in 2009. more »»

Bucs trade Dickerson, DFA Jones

November 26, 2013 The Pirates on Monday cut ties with one of their most popular players, outfielder/first baseman Garrett Jones, and traded the Curve’s 2013 team MVP, outfielder Alex Dickerson, to the Padres. more »»

EL All-Star Game tickets will go on sale Dec. 7

November 25, 2013 The Curve will put tickets on sale Dec. more »»

Curve unveil All-Star plans

October 22, 2013 One goal for franchises that host the Eastern League All-Star Game is finding a way to make it a fun and memorable two-day event, as opposed to bringing out fans on game day alone. more »»

Giger: Pirates’ success this season benefits Curve

October 22, 2013 Marketing a minor league franchise after 15 seasons has inherent difficulties, but the Curve have been given a great opportunity with the Pirates’ current and projected future success. more »»

Curve to host Pirate playoff party Thursday

October 2, 2013 With the Pirates advancing to the National League Division Series after Tuesday nightás 6-2 win over Cincinnati, the Altoona Curve will now host a Pirates Playoff Watch Party presented by the Altoon... more »»

Despite record, Curve a success

September 3, 2013 This was a great awful season for the Curve. more »»

Curve end year with loss

September 3, 2013 The Curve’s final record of 63-79 would indicate that this year’s team was lousy, although that really wasn’t the case. more »»

Dickerson honored by Curve, EL before helping Curve win

September 2, 2013 There was no doubt Alex Dickerson was going to be named the Curve's team MVP on Sunday, but shortly after receiving that award he got some even better news. more »»

Grilli throws inning

September 1, 2013 Out since straining his right flexor tendon on July 22 in a win over Washington, Jason Grilli has been itching to get back on the mound as the Pittsburgh Pirates closer. more »»

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