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Pirates Play Ball is the official home to all of the ballclub's youth baseball and softball efforts in the community.

By supporting MLB's Play Ball initiative, which is built around inspiring everyone to play ball - "however you play ball" - the Pittsburgh Pirates are committed to growing the game in our region and creating opportunities for our youth to enjoy the game.

We want your team to be connected with Pirates Play Ball, and we hope that your community will want to be involved.

Video: Pirates Host Play Ball Event


The Pirates hosted their third annual Spring Training Play Ball event at Pirate City in Bradenton on March 5, 2020. More than 150 kids ages 5-14 participated in the event and enjoyed fun-filled baseball stations, including home run derby, fielding, baserunning, and a mini game. The stations were led by Pirates minor league players, and each participant walked away with some cool Pirates gear and bat-and-ball sets.