Lynchburg Hillcats Ring Ceremony

Before Wednesday’s Spring Training game, the 2009 Lynchburg Hillcats, winners of the Carolina League Title, received their championship rings.  It was rather fitting that they received the rings prior to a game against the Boston Red Sox, since the Hillcats defeated the Salem Red Sox to win the title.

I’ve uploaded pictures of the ring presentations, with every player getting their ring (at least the players who are in the Pirates organization right now), as well as a few team shots.  Thanks to the staff at McKechnie Field for giving me access to take these pictures, which kind of completes my coverage of the 2009 season.  It’s still a bummer that there will be no Hillcats in 2010, at least none associated with the Pirates (the Reds are there now), although I’ll be going to Richmond for some Altoona games, which means I’ll be covering pretty much the same team at the next level.

You can find all of the pictures on the BUCCO Fans Facebook page (be sure to become a fan).  I’ll have my third set of pictures up tomorrow, from the game at McKechnie.  I’ve also been uploading some videos to YouTube, and will probably have some of those on the site tomorrow as well.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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