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Pittsburgh Pirates to Play in MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport

PNC Park. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pittsburgh Pirates to Play in MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport
John Dreker

Major League Baseball announced on Thursday morning that the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St Louis Cardinals will play in the MLB Little League Classic, which will take place in Williamsport, Pa. on August 20th. The game was originally scheduled for PNC Park, but will now take place 200 miles east in Williamsport during the Little League World Series. The game will air nationally on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.

The game will take place at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, the home of the Williamsport Crosscutters of the New York-Penn League. Williamsport was the home of the NYPL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1999 until 2006....

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John Dreker

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.

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