2012 Minor League Baseball Attendance Rankings

Recently released attendance numbers and how the Pirates’ affiliates ranked.

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Gerrit Cole Labors in Start Against Akron

Attendance was a little sparse to start the game at the neo-retro gem of a ballpark known as Canal Park in downtown Akron.  Whether it was the pockets of gray clouds overhead or the Italian-American festival outside that was siphoning fans away, there were plenty of good seats available. Those in attendance were able to witness Gerrit Cole in his first start after his appearance at the Futures Game on Sunday in Kansas City.  His mound...

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Duke Welker Lighting Up the Radar Guns in Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa. — Standing at 6′ 7″, 260 pounds, Duke Welker is a big man. But he’s got an even bigger arm. The right-hander has seen his fastball light up the radar guns throughout the Eastern League touching 98, 99 and even 100 in relief from the Altoona Bullpen. Welker has made 13 appearances with Double-A Altoona in 2012, but it’s enough for Manager P.J. Forbes to notice his potential. “This guys...

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Cumpton Throws Seven Strong Innings, Cunningham Returns From DL in Altoona Win

ALTOONA, Pa. – Right-hander Brandon Cumpton has been solid in his first year at the Double-A level. His last trip to the mound on Saturday in Erie, Cumpton allowed five earned runs for the first time since April 7, his first start of the season. In the six starts between, Cumpton hadn’t allowed more than three earned runs. Cumpton had another strong start tonight. He allowed one run on seven hits over seven innings. He...

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The Bradenton Marauders Offense – Is it the park or the players?

As we head into the final week of minor league baseball, the Bradenton Marauders hitters are comfortably leading the Florida State League in both batting average and OPS. They are also leading the league in runs scored and 3rd in homers. What I’m wondering though is if McKechnie Field is assisting in this offensive outburst or if the Marauders just have a great group of talented hitters.

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