Altoona Curve to Pay Tribute to Evan Chambers on Sunday

Over the off-season, Evan Chambers, an outfielder in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, passed away at his home in Florida. Chambers had played as high as Double-A ball, spending time with the Bradenton Marauders and the Altoona Curve. Both organizations will be paying tribute to Chambers in the next few weeks.

Altoona will be holding their tribute this Sunday night. The team will be wearing jerseys in the likeness of the 1992 Pittsburgh Pirates, with “EC” patches on the left sleeve. The jerseys will be auctioned off during the game, and all proceeds will be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Evan’s memory.

The Bradenton Marauders will also hold a night in Chambers’ honor on Thursday, July 10th.

Evan was a good guy, who always had a smile on his face when I saw him, even when he was recovering from a broken foot during the 2013 season and wasn’t able to play baseball. Teams always have jersey auctions, and they’re always popular events. The fact that this will be going to a good cause in Evan’s name makes the auctions even better.

Tim Williams

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 AccuScore.com, 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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  • Leefoo Rug Bug

    Great idea for a tribute!

  • Clemente21

    Thanks for the link Jason – I was curious what caused his early death. I’m in Bradenton every March for ST and try to meet many of the prospects. Tim is right – Evan always had a smile & was very cordial and accommodating to the fans.

  • PitPirates

    Going to the game Curve game Sunday gonna try to bid on the Alen Hanson jersey I’ll try to post a picture of it if I have the winning bid.