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Pirates Homestand Highlights Friday, July 6-Sunday, July 15, 2018

Pirates return to PNC Park for the eighth time in 2018

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the eighth homestand of the season, an 11-game stop vs the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers.

The homestand is highlighted by the Jameson Taillon figurine promotion on Friday, July 6; a two-for-the-price-of-one doubleheader scheduled on Saturday, July 14; and Sundays are Kids Days at PNC Park. 

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the eighth homestand of the season, an 11-game stop vs the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers.

The homestand is highlighted by the Jameson Taillon figurine promotion on Friday, July 6; a two-for-the-price-of-one doubleheader scheduled on Saturday, July 14; and Sundays are Kids Days at PNC Park. 

Friday, July 6, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:05 p.m.)
•   Miller Lite Happy Hour: Tonight, and now every Friday Night home game, the Pirates will host a special Happy Hour, presented by Miller Lite, at the Crow's Nest Bar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Visit the Crow's Nest Bar for half-priced cans of Miller Lite, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy and Blue Moon. 
•   Taillon Figurine: Tonight, the first 20,000 fans with paid admission will receive a Jameson Taillon Starting Lineup figurine, presented by 84 Lumber.
•   Cap Tip to the Champs: Tonight, the Pirates will honor the six 2018 WPIAL area baseball champions in a pregame on-field ceremony. The six champions of their respective classes are:
 
•   1A Vincentian Academy
•   2A Cardinal Wuerl
•   3A Brownsville High School
•   4A South Fayette High School 
•   5A North Hills High School
•   6A Canon McMillen High School
 

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies (4:05 p.m.) 
•   Pirates Charities Miracle League Fantasy Camp: In partnership with Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids, Pirates Charities and the Altoona Curve will host a Miracle League Fantasy Camp for the Miracle League of Blair County in Altoona, PA, today at 11 a.m. Miracle League athletes ages will receive a customized Pirates jersey, goodie bag, and the opportunity to learn from the professionals as several Pirates prospects will serve as instructors. Groups will rotate between five different baseball skill stations where kids will have the chance to learn skills like batting, pitching, base running and more. 
•   Saturday Happy Hour: Today, the Pirates will host a special Happy Hour, presented by Iron City and I.C. Light, at the Terrace Bar from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Visit the Terrace Bar for half-priced Iron City & I.C. Light 24 oz cans, I.C. Light Mango & Blockhouse Summer Break 18 oz drafts.
•   Pirates Fedora: Today, the first 20,000 fans with paid admission will receive a Pirates fedora, presented by PNC Bank.
•   Block Party: Come down early to join us before today's game for the Doo Wop Saturday Jim Beam Block Party starting at 2:30 p.m. on Federal Street. Fans are invited to come party on the street as food and beer sales will be available and there will be live music featuring The De Ja Vu Band. Pirates alumni Kent Tekulve will sign autographs at the Leinenkugel Bar that will be located on Federal Street.
•   Strike Out Polio Day: Today, the Pirates along with the Rotary Club will host Strike Out Polio Day today at PNC Park. Each ticket purchased through pirates.com/rotary will benefit the Rotary's Strike Out Polio program.

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies (1:35 p.m.)- Kids Day 
•   Kids Day: Come down early and join the fun as the #1 Cochran Family Fun Zone will be open on Federal Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lined up outside PNC Park will be inflatable rides, face painting, information about the Bucaroos Kids Club, presented by Chick-fil-A and more.
•   Kids Baseball Dart Board: Today, all kids ages 14 and younger, with paid admission, will receive a special Pirates kids baseball dart board game, presented by Mrs. T's Pierogies.
•   Kids Run the Bases: Kids attending today's game are invited to stick around after to run the bases on the field at PNC Park with the Kids Run the Bases, presented by Rivendale.
•   Pride Day: Join the Pirates and other supporters of the LGBT community at PNC Park for our second Pride Day at PNC Park. Each ticket purchased exclusively at pirates.com/prideday includes a special Pirates Pride Day rainbow cap. *Due to demand, all ticket(s) purchased after Friday, June 29 will have the exclusive Pride Day cap(s) mailed to the address used to purchase the ticket(s).
o   A set (3) of commemorative Pride Day bases will be available at the Hunt Auction Kiosk (located behind section 125) or by emailing Pirates Authentics at Authentics@pirates.com.
•   Paint Monkey: Join the Pirates as we partner with Paint Monkey to create a Pirates masterpiece. Enjoy a pre-game painting session (canvases are pre-sketched) on the Miller Lite Rooftop and stay for the game afterwards. Prices start at $65 per date and include a space in one painting class and one seat to the game. Additional guest tickets, for those not wanting to take part in painting, are available for $35. For more information visit pirates.com/paintmonkey.
•   Pitch for Hope: The Pitch for Hope Women's Baseball Clinic is a unique on-field experience led by the Pirates coaching staff. Participants will learn hitting, pitching, fielding and more. After the clinic participants and their guests will enjoy a private brunch. Tickets are $75 and include the baseball clinic, pregame brunch and game tickets. For complete information and to order tickets visit pirates.com/pitchforhope.

Monday, July 9, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Washington Nationals (7:05 p.m.) 
•   Hailey's First Pitch: Tonight, the Pirates will host Hailey Dawson as she visits PNC Park for BP and will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Hailey is an 8-year-old girl who was born with Poland Syndrome. Poland Syndrome is caused by a lack of blood supply to the chest area during the 6-8th week of gestation. For Hailey, she was born without a right pectoral muscle and she is missing the 3 middle fingers and has a tiny thumb and pinky on her right hand. In 2014, UNLV (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Engineering Dept created a robotic hand printed by a 3D printer for Hailey and she now is fulfilling her goal of throwing out the first pitch for every Major League Baseball team. In 2017, MLB teams rallied together on Twitter to invite Hailey to each ballpark to help her achieve her goal. PNC Park is the 20th ballpark that Hailey will cross off her list. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Washington Nationals (7:05 p.m.)
•   AGH Visit: Today from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Pirates players and staff will stop by the pediatric cancer patient unit at Allegheny General Hospital to visit, distribute special Pirates Love Your Melon hats and other Pirates items. The Pirates will host Love Your Melon Night on Friday, August 3, as each ticket purchased through pirates.com/LYM will support Love Your Melon's program to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America.
•   PLAY Clinic at PNC Park: Today, the Pittsburgh Pirates Training Staff and Medical Team are hosting a free sports educational workshop called PLAY- Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth- at PNC Park for youth ages 8 to 17 years old from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The PLAY program is an initiative of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society, The Taylor Hooton Foundation, and Major League Baseball Charities. PLAY is based upon using the celebrity appeal of Major League Baseball and all of its teams and players to help educate young people and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon is scheduled to join the group for the morning event.
•   Pups in the Park: Fans can enjoy Bucco baseball with their pooch as the Pirates host one of 11 Pup Nights, presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish, at PNC Park. Each ticket package (1 person & 1 dog) costs just $36 with additional human tickets available for $36 each. A portion of the proceeds benefit local animal shelters and seats are limited and subject to availability. For complete information, visit pirates.com/pups. 
•   Pirates Play Ball Team of the Game: The Pirates continue the season-long initiative honoring a youth baseball/softball team(s) of the game during every Tuesday home game. Tonight, the Pirates will honor the Junior Pirates program. The Junior Pirates program started more than 25 years ago as a cooperative effort between Pittsburgh CitiParks and the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is a fun, fundamentals starter program to introduce the basics of baseball to youth ages 4-8. This season, more than 800 participants took part throughout the city of Pittsburgh.
•   University Night with University of Pittsburgh: Tonight, the Pirates will host University Night with the University of Pittsburgh. All fans who purchase University Night tickets will receive a ticket in one of two special sections and a Pirates/PITT hat. This season the Pirates will host 10 University Nights on select dates. Students, alumni, staff and fans of local universities are invited to cheer on the Pirates together at PNC Park. For complete information and a list of the 2018 University Nights visit pirates.com/universitynights.
o   A set (3) of commemorative University of Pittsburgh Night bases will be available at the Hunt Auction Kiosk (located behind section 125) or by emailing Pirates Authentics at Authentics@pirates.com.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018-Pirates vs. Washington Nationals (12:35 p.m.) 
•   Facebook Watch Exclusive: Today's game from PNC Park has been announced as this week's MLB Facebook Watch game. Follow MLB Live on Facebook to catch today's game and exclusive national game broadcasts all season long.
•   A Night with Bell: Tonight, Pirates first baseman Josh Bell will be joined by his teammates at the Clemente Museum as he hosts a benefit for the Dreambuilders Foundation. The night promises a great evening of food, wine, mingling, and baseball talk. The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. with a special VIP reception, will include an interactive Q&A with Josh. Tickets are $250 per person, so to reserve your seat or for more information email Events@DreambuildersFoundation.com.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:05 p.m.)
•   Military Day: Come out to support and honor our brave American military service men and women. The Pirates will wear their new Military Days jerseys and special caps. 
•   On-Field Military Ceremony: As part of today's Military Day efforts, the Pirates will host a group from Operation Troop Appreciation. The mission of Operation Troop Appreciation is to build and sustain the morale and well-being of the military community, past and present, with the assurance that the American public supports and appreciates their selfless service and daily sacrifices.
•   50/50 Raffle: Today's Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle, supported by Rivers Casino, will benefit Operation Troop Appreciation. 
•   PR Group Visit: Tonight, the Pirates will host a group of nearly 70 students and teachers from Escuela Dr. Pila - a high school in Ponce, Puerto Rico that was severely impacted by Hurricane Maria - who are in Pittsburgh as part of the American Federation of Teachers Convention. To make their visit even more special, the group has been invited down as special guests to enjoy Pirates batting practice. 
•   Meeting with Alumni: Tonight, Pirates Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to meet with Pirates alumni during a special meet and greet in the PNC Park Press Conference Room from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is exclusively for Season Ticket Holders who preregistered for the meet and greet.
•   Spirits Night: Join us for a 90-minute pregame spirits tasting tonight at PNC Park. Fans will have the opportunity to taste a variety of fine spirits and learn more about the history and characteristics of the drinks. For just $85 fans receive a ticket in a luxury suite, an invite to a pregame spirit tasting in Club 3000, and more. For complete information and to order tickets visit pirates.com/spirits.

Friday, July 13, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:05 p.m.) 
•   Free Shirt Friday: Tonight, the Pirates popular Free Shirt Fridays continue as the first 20,000 fans, with paid admission, will receive a Pirates tee, presented by AAA Auto Insurance.
•   Dollar Dog Night: As a special thank you to the fans, the Pirates announced the Dollar Dog fan value promotion, presented by Sugardale, on select Friday nights at PNC Park. During one of the eight "Dollar Dog" nights throughout the season, fans can visit any North Shore concession stand throughout the ballpark and purchase regular hot dogs for just one dollar each.
•   Miller Lite Happy Hour: Tonight, and now every Friday Night home game, the Pirates will host a special Happy Hour, presented by Miller Lite, at the Crow's Nest bar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Visit the Crow's Nest Bar for half-priced cans of Miller Lite, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy and Blue Moon. 
•   Wine Night: Tonight, is a Wine Tasting Night at PNC Park. For just $70 fans receive a ticket in a luxury suite, an invite to a pregame wine tasting in Club 3000, and more. For complete information and to order tickets visit pirates.com/winenights.
 

African American Heritage Events:
•   African-American Heritage Sports Panel: In celebration of African-American heritage in sports, the Pirates are hosting a special panel presentation from 3 to 4 p.m. in the PNC Park Press Conference Room for 200 youth from Penn State Center's C.I.T.Y., Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Urban BASEball Classic to engage with internal talent from every level of the Pirates organization. Following the event, all participants are invited to watch batting practice and stay to cheer on the Pirates during the night's game. 
•   Josh Gibson Scholarship: Tonight the 2018 Josh Gibson Foundation Scholarship recipients will be announced during a pregame on-field ceremony. 
•   Kevin Young First Pitch: In celebration of Negro League Baseball's past, present, and future legacy, Pirates alumni and current Special Assistant to the General Manager Kevin Young will throw an honorary first pitch. 
•   Negro League Memorabilia Display: The Pirates have teamed up with Carnegie Museum of Art's Teenie Harris Archives to offer fans a Negro League Baseball Memorabilia Exhibit displaying the 1940 Negro League Baseball Championship trophy won by the Homestead Grays, Josh Gibson's 1946 Negro League Baseball contract, and various Teenie Harris film and photo action shots of Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords. The exhibit will be displayed under the Left Field Bleachers and is open to all fans during the Friday and Saturday games.
•   Game-Used Bases: Tonight, two sets (6) of Heritage Night game-used bases will be available at the Hunt Auction Kiosk (located behind section 125) or by emailing Pirates Authentics at Authentics@pirates.com.
•   Negro League Celebration: As part of the African American Heritage Celebration, the Pirates and Brewers will honor Negro League baseball by wearing the uniforms of Negro League teams from their respective cities, with the Pirates wearing Pittsburgh Crawfords uniforms and the Brewers wearing the Milwaukee Bears uniforms. The jerseys from tonight's game will be authenticated and available for auction at a later date on pirates.com/auctions.
•   Season Ticket Holders Catch: After tonight's game, Pirates Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to play catch with friends or family in the pristine PNC Park outfield. Tonight's play catch on the field is exclusively for Season Ticket Holders who preregistered for the event.

Saturday, July 14, 2018-Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12:35 p.m.) -- Doubleheader
•   Doubleheader: Today, the Pirates and Brewers will play a traditional doubleheader with the first game starting at 12:35 p.m. and the second game beginning 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game One. The doubleheader is the result of the postponement of the Wednesday, June 20 game.
•   Oh, It's True: Today, WWE superstar and Pittsburgh native Kurt Angle will toss out a ceremonial first pitch. Angle and his WWE counterparts are in town for a special pay-per-view event on Sunday.
•   Josh Bell Bobble: Today, the first 20,000 fans with paid admission will receive a Pirates Josh Bell bobblehead, presented by Levin Furniture.
•   African American Heritage Events:
•   Negro League Memorabilia Display: The Pirates have teamed up with Carnegie Museum of Art's Teenie Harris Archives to offer fans a Negro League Baseball Memorabilia Exhibit displaying the 1940 Negro League Baseball Championship trophy won by the Homestead Grays, Josh Gibson's 1946 Negro League Baseball contract, and various Teenie Harris film and photo action shots of Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords. The exhibit will be displayed under the Left Field Bleachers and is open to all fans during the Friday and Saturday games.
•   Spirit of King: Today, the Pirates will celebrate the Spirit of King Committee Members in a pregame, on-field ceremony.

Sunday, July 15, 2018-Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers (1:35 p.m.)-Kids Day 
•   Kids Day: Come down early and join the fun as the #1 Cochran Family Fun Zone will be open on Federal Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lined up outside PNC Park will be inflatable rides, face painting, information about the Bucaroos Kids Club, presented by Chick-fil-A and more.
•   Kids Lunch Bags: Today, all kids ages 14 and younger, with paid admission, will receive a special Pirates lunch bag, presented by StarKist.
•   Kids Run the Bases
: Kids attending today's game are invited to stick around after to run the bases on the field at PNC Park with the Kids Run the Bases, presented by Rivendale.
•   Sunday Funday: Today, is Sunday Funday at PNC Park. Tickets are only $30 and include access to a pregame party and seats on the Miller Lite Rooftop. The pregame event is a chance to meet up with other singles at the private PREGAME PARTY presented by Star 100.7 on the Rooftop with a chance to enjoy music, games, giveaways, and a cash bar serving beer and wine. For tickets and information visit pirates.com/sundayfunday.
•   Stitch N' Pitch: Fans are invited to bring their knitting, stitching, quilting or other fiber arts projects to the Picnic Park, located in center field along the Riverwalk. Take a lesson, learn a technique, meet other enthusiasts, and take part in a chance to win great raffle items all while enjoying Pirates baseball. Attendees who place an order of four or more tickets will be entered into a raffle to be honored on the field during Pirates pre-game. 
•   Crohn's and Colitis Awareness: Today, the Pirates along with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation will host Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Day at PNC Park. A portion of all ticket proceeds sold through pirates.com/crohnscolitis will benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

Pirates Summer Six-Packs
The Pirates announce the new fan value Summer Six-Pack plans with the special offer-- buy five games, get the sixth game FREE. Plans are priced as low as $48 as fans are able to build their own plans and select from all games throughout the remainder of the 2018 season. Packages are available in most seating sections with fixed plan pricing-- pick any 6 games in an eligible price category and your price stays the same. For complete information, visit pirates.com/6Pack.  

Student Pass
New for 2018, get exclusive offers just for students with the Pirates Papa John's Student Pass-- available through mobile delivery! Students with a .edu email address will be able to purchase tickets through the MLB Ballpark app. Text STUDENT to 61592 to receive Papa John's Student Pass offers. Your first Student Pass purchase gets you a FREE large one-topping Papa John's pizza. You may pick up your coupon during that game at the MLB Ballpark app kiosk located on the Riverwalk at PNC Park before the end of the 4th inning. The Papa John's Student Pass is a new type of ticket that gives students access to special offers throughout the season.

Slice Family 4-Pack
The Slice Family 4-Pack is a value-packed ticket package perfect for your next trip to PNC Park. The package includes four (4) tickets to any Monday-Thursday Pirates home game (excluding Opening Day), one large, one-topping pizza from Slice on Broadway at PNC Park and four 16 oz. fountain drinks.

Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffles
The Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle, supported by Rivers Casino, will take place during each Pirates home game throughout the season. Raffle ticket prices are two (2) tickets for $5, five (5) tickets for $10, 20 tickets for $20 and 80 tickets for $40, with all proceeds benefiting Pirates Charities. Raffle ticket sales close after the last out in the sixth inning. The winning number will be drawn and announced in the 8th inning and the winner will receive 50 percent of the total pot. Winning numbers will also be posted on pirates.com/5050raffle within three business days. 

Ballpark App
The Ballpark app for iPhone and Android smartphones is the official MLB ballpark phone app for PNC Park. The app compliments and personalizes your trips to PNC Park with mobile check-ins, social media, offers, promotions and exclusive content. Entering its sixth season, Ballpark delivers fully intuitive integration of locally focused technology with a league-wide feature set, including team customization, exclusive video highlights, seat and experience upgrade capabilities; MyTickets Mobile for in-app ticket management, delivery and storage of every ticket sold and content integration with ballpark video screens. In addition, the Ballpark App is now featuring the Food and Beverage Finder, answering all of your questions as to where the best concessions are throughout PNC Park.

Hunt Auctions Kiosk
Located on the main concourse behind section 125, the Hunt Auctions kiosk is your one and only source for game-used and autographed items at PNC Park. Stop by to own your piece of the 2018 Pirates season and check out our new autographed and game-used products featuring Josh Bell, Josh Harrison, Starling Marte, Austin Meadows, Jameson Taillon and more. Specially branded game-used bases and more will be available, while supplies last, at the Hunt Kiosk or by emailing Authentics@pirates.com.

Hunt Autograph and Memorabilia Show
The Celebration of the Pittsburgh Pirates Autograph and Memorabilia Show, presented by Hunt Auctions, will take place Saturday, July 28 at PNC Park. Please see below for a list of Pirates players and alumni scheduled to appear. For the signing schedule, pricing and to order autograph tickets visit Pirates.HuntAuctions.com. 
Players scheduled to appear:

Current Pirates                            
Francisco Cervelli  
Gregory Polanco
Starling Marte      
Jordy Mercer
Sean Rodriguez      
Austin Meadows
Colin Moran      
Josh Bell
Trevor Williams        

Fan Values
•   Pirates Cove (Sections 201- 205): Tickets in the right field Pirates Cove area offer a great view as well as access to the new $5 or less value items menu. Pirates Cove tickets are just $30 each and include bottomless popcorn, peanuts and soda. 
•   Giant Eagle Advantage Card: The Pirates and Giant Eagle partner to offer fans a chance to save up to $10 on tickets for Sunday through Friday home games. Visit pirates.com/advantagecard for more details.
•   PNC Bank Pirates Card: The Pirates and PNC Bank team up to offer discounted tickets for select games at PNC Park. Fans can use their PNC Bank Pirates card and save up to $10 on select games throughout the season, including their great Thursday special where card holders can purchase buy one get one Outfield Box tickets. For tickets and more information visit pirates.com/pnccheckcard.
•   Port Authority ConnectCard: Get specially-priced tickets with your Port Authority ConnectCard! Save up to $10 this season on Sunday thru Friday games at PNC Park, PAT card holders can purchase Grandstand tickets for only $10 to all Wednesday games throughout the season. For tickets and more information visit pirates.com/connectcard.

For a complete list of the 2018 Pirates promotions and special events, visit pirates.com/promotions.

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