PRESS RELEASE – – Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced that Bob Lozinak, owner of the Altoona Curve™, has been named the 2019 King of Baseball. The King of Baseball is a long-standing annual tradition in which Minor League Baseball recognizes a veteran of professional baseball for longtime dedication and service. Lozinak will receive his award at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront.
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PRESS RELEASE – The Altoona Curve announced on Wednesday the first highlight to the 2019 promotional schedule with a unique bobblehead featuring Kevin Newman and Kevin Kramer. The Newman and Kramer bobblehead giveaway is scheduled for Saturday, July 27 when the Curve host the Richmond Flying Squirrels and will be handed out to the first 1,000 fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field, presented by Nuts For You.
This is the time of year when baseball teams are releasing their promotional schedules for the season, and it’s always enjoyable to comb through the many creative ideas to see how teams plan to take their fun and entertainment game to the next level. Take a peek for yourself: View Curve schedule here. View RubberDucks schedule here. View RiverDogs schedule here.
Derek Martin took over as general manager of Altoona Curve (Double-A, Eastern League) in October, after being away from professional baseball for nearly a decade. He has spent the past few months acclimating to the new job, personally and professionally, and is getting ready for the Curve’s season beginning in three weeks. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Altoona Curve have named Derek Martin as their new general manager, the club announced on Friday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field. “D-Mar” returns to the Altoona front office, where he served in various roles from 2004-2007, including director of sales. Continue reading
The Altoona Blair County Development Corporation announced Tuesday that PNG Field, home of the Altoona Curve (Double-A, Eastern League), needs $2.2 million in maintenance that must be taken care of within the next two to four years. Read more and watch news report here.
This week, the Altoona Curve (Double-A, Eastern League) began unveiling their promotions and giveaways for the upcoming season, beginning with specialty jerseys and appearances for the upcoming season. A Jar Jar Binks jersey for Star Wars Night? NOOOO! Bad Curve! Bad Curve! Read more here.
The Altoona Curve (Double-A, Eastern League) will wear Jabba the Hutt jerseys for Star War Night on May 30. All proceeds of the jersey auction will help feed the hungry at the St. Vincent de Paul Society Soup Kitchen. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Altoona Curve are pleased to announce front office staff additions and promotions for the upcoming 2015 season. Corey Homan, who has been with the Curve the past three seasons as the Director of Group sales, has been promoted to Director of Ticketing. Isaiah Arpino joins the front office staff full-time in 2015 with the title of Mascot Development/Marketing Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Because it’s too predictable to celebrate round-numbers and a 21st anniversary seems to be the perfect occasion to “legally” celebrate everybody’s favorite bar-based television show, the Altoona Curve will host “Cheers Night” on Tuesday, May 20 when they play the Akron RubberDucks in a 6:30 game. The final episode of “Cheers” aired on May 20, 1993. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Following the overwhelming response from fans to the athlete and player appearances over the past few seasons, the Altoona Curve are beefing up their red carpet list for 2014 with a total of nine athlete or celebrity appearances on the docket. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Ask almost anyone from any generation about a “ghost man” and it will conjure up childhood memories of playing baseball with imaginary base runners. The Altoona Curve (AA, Pirates) plan on bringing those ghost men to life as part of the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop in Curve, Pa. on Tuesday, July 15. “The Curve, Pa. Ghost Man Games and Hitting Challenge” will cap an Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Altoona Curve are pleased to announce details surrounding the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Game, which will take place July 16, 2014 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The two-day event returns to Altoona for the first time since the 2006 season and will be known in this iteration as the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop, tying in reference to the area’s deeply rooted Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Altoona Curve Director of Community Relations Elsie Gibney and Director of Creative Services John Foreman, have both retired from baseball following long, successful tenures with the club, it was announced today. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Pittsburgh Pirates and Altoona Curve have extended their Player Development Contract (PDC) through the 2018 season, the two sides announced today prior to the Pirates-Curve Exhibition Game in Altoona. The announcement was made by Curve owner Bob Lozinak, Curve General Manager Rob Egan, Pirates President Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – By the end of the season a fan could leave a game at Peoples Natural Gas Field sporting their new Andrew McCutchen Dreadlocks Hat eating popcorn out of their Steamer Popcorn Bucket while wearing their favorite mascot campaign button. Those are just some of the 21 items on the Altoona Curve giveaway schedule for 2012. This season’s giveaways pay tribute Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With the new season just over a month away, the Altoona Curve will be getting their fans ready with fireworks, food, and fun at the fourth-annual Baseball Bash event on Friday, March 9 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Baseball Bash IV will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the upper concourse/ticket plaza area and will serve as the first opportunity for fans to purchase single-game Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Altoona Curve and Peoples Natural Gas today announced a partnership that will rename the Logan Township ballpark in which the Curve play and potentially help spur economic development with the use of green energy. Continue reading
As the Double-A Altoona Curve (Eastern League) prepare to formally unveil the team’s ballpark naming rights deal with Peoples Natural Gas, the Altoona Mirror has tried to pin down the possible financial take for the club by talking with industry experts. We generally agree with the stated six-figure annual payments spread over 10 to 15 years for deals at this level, but ballpark naming rights Continue reading
Blair County Ballpark, home of the Double-A Altoona Curve (Eastern League), will apparently be renamed after Pittsburgh-based Peoples Natural Gas. An official announcement about the corporate sponsorship is expected on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Read more here
PRESS RELEASE – Yuengling Oktoberfest 2011 at Blair County Ballpark will be held Saturday, October 1, the Altoona Curve and Forever Broadcasting announced Friday. Continue reading
Reuben Frank from CSNPhilly.com visits Blair County Ballpark, home of the Double-A Altoona Curve (Eastern League). Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – A truly unique night will take place on Thursday in Curve, Pa. as the Curve take on the Aeros at 7 p.m. Fans can take advantage of Thirsty Thursday specials thanks to Rocky 104.9 and the first 500 fans 21 & up can get a pair of Tighty Whitey’s as the second giveaway in the Nittany Travel Summer Cruise Series. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – In late November, the Altoona Curve began an off-season of logo and uniform changes with the unveiling of new designs and on-field team apparel. However, the franchise purposely left the final piece of the uniform puzzle a mystery. During the team’s annual media day on Tuesday, the Curve finally took the wraps off their new home caps which feature a fishy Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Altoona Curve welcomed more than 400 fans to their annual Baseball Bash on Friday night at Blair County Ballpark and the newest member of the Curve mascot family, Tenacious C, was introduced to the fans in attendance. The start of Baseball Bash also signified the official opening of ticket sales for individual games for all 71 Curve home games. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – What do a man of Steel, a Penguin, a nerd, a chainsaw, an inflatable giraffe and mascot movie parodies all have in common? They’ll all be part of the Entertainer and Special Guest Appearances schedule this season in Curve, PA. The 13th season of Altoona Curve baseball will see a player from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins visit Blair County Ballpark along with Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Following the success of nationally recognized Wacky Wednesday theme nights in 2010 like Livin’ La Vida Lunchmeat, Redundancy Night (Redundancy Night), and Bad Idea Night, the Altoona Curve will take a new direction in 2011 and turn their parody skills towards current, popular television shows. In addition, events centered around kids and communities will also Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With a list of 22 different giveaway events to choose from, Curve fans of all ages will enjoy items that will be unique, off-beat, and useful during the 2011 season. There will be salutes to the 2010 Eastern League champions, the Pirates’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year, last season’s Major League home run leader, two of the Curve mascots, and one of the most popular actors to Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – New York Mets’ Manager Terry Collins and new Altoona Curve Manager P.J. Forbes have been added to the guest list for this year’s “Spring Training Festival: A Salute to Champions” on Friday, January 28 at the Blair County Convention Center. Collins and Forbes join 2010 Eastern League championship team members Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Alex Presley, Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Altoona Curve showed off the new uniforms as well as a few of the new caps the team will wear in 2011 and beyond at an event Tuesday night at the Logan Valley Mall. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Altoona Curve (‘AA’ – Pittsburgh Pirates) today unveiled their new identity at the Altoona Railroaders’ Memorial Museum downtown. A product of a four-month long creative process, the new primary logo, secondary logos, and color scheme were first witnessed by the team’s season ticket holders at an early evening event. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – One-dollar Grandstand tickets, the final Two-for-Tuesday, an appearance by Pittsburgh Penguins’ right winger Pascal Dupuis, a Back-to-School 3-Ring Binder Giveaway, and the Zooperstars are all a part of a seven-game homestand that will bring August to a close at Blair County Ballpark. The seven-game home swing features the final contests of the year against the Erie Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Altoona Curve’s “Wacky Wednesday” theme nights have garnered some national acclaim this season because of their originality and ability to be self-effacing. The franchise figures if you can’t laugh at the foibles of human nature, then you may be taking yourself too seriously. So, from the club that mocked our affection for meat (Livin’ La Vida Lunchmeat on May 19), Continue reading
The Eastern League’s Altoona Curve hit the 4 millionth fan mark on Sunday. Since 1999, the Curve have averaged 5,167 fans per game over 775 home dates to reach the 4,004,348 milestone at Blair County Ballpark. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The first-place Altoona Curve return home to Blair County Ballpark on Tuesday, June 8 to open up a six-game homestand with the Harrisburg Senators (AA – Washington Nationals) and New Britain Rock Cats (AA – Minnesota Twins) that runs through Sunday, June 13. The fun-filled homestand contains three giveaway nights, a chainsaw-juggling guest, a tribute to all things redundant and Sunday Night Fireworks. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Do the phrases: “end result”, “unexpected surprise”, and “past experience” make you grind your teeth? Do you ever feel like Bill Murray’s character, Phil Connors, in the movie “Groundhog Day”? Do you ever wonder how many introductory press conferences NBA coach Larry Brown will wind up doing before he retires? Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – No offense to vegetarians, but Wednesday, May 19 will be a day to celebrate all things meat at Blair County Ballpark as the Altoona Curve host the Akron Aeros. In the second installment of the Curve’s “Wacky Wednesday” theme nights, the working title is “Livin’ La Vida Lunchmeat”. While several forms of lunchmeat are laughable (i.e. braunschweiger, olive loaf), the Continue reading
Quinton Aaron who starred in “The Blind Side” movie with Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, threw out the first pitch at the Altoon (PA) Curve game on Saturday at Blair County Ballpark. Aaron will be reappearing on Monday to speak in front of thousands of kids at the ballpark on behalf of the “Quarterbacks of Life” program. The event is from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Read more here and view news clip here.