Pirates To Hold Virtual Fan Experience This Season

The Pierogi race, T-shirt toss and more will all take place online

KDKA Radio Staff
July 27, 2020 - 9:52 am
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - When the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday evening, seats will be empty, but fans can still enjoy ballpark perks online.

The famous pierogi race, a virtual t-shirt toss and a trivia game where fans can win prizes will all take place on the Pirates website and social media pages.

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Video features will also be posted including segments with players.

“This season is like no other and no matter how hard we try, PNC Park will not be the same without our fans in attendance cheering our team on,” said Pirates president Travis Williams. “The ballpark experience is such an important part of baseball and while, for now, we cannot allow fans into PNC Park, we will do everything possible to bring this experience to them at home. We encourage our fans to follow along and join in the fun during this unique season.”

During a ceremony, a video tribute for front-line healthcare workers will play on the PNC Park scoreboard. Allegheny Health Network employee Fred Neverman will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The National Anthem will be sung by 18-year-emergency room clerk at Jefferson Hospital, Babette Saunders.

A Moment of Silence will be held to honor though who have lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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