The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced their 2012 schedule today. They open up their season at home against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, April 5th. This will be just the second time since 2006 that the Pirates open up their regular season at home. After a three game series with the Phillies they go on their first west coast trip, playing nine games in nine days against the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks. They play just nine home games out of their first 25 games of the year.
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The interleague schedule sees the Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers all visit PNC Park this season during the month of June for three game apiece. The Pirates will also play the Tigers in May in Detroit, as well as making visits to the Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians in June.
The season wraps up with a six game homestand against the Cincinnati Reds a...
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.