Last Updated: January 17, 2017
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Since 1988, Citiparks Pittsburgh BIG League Sports

and the Pittsburgh Pirates have teamed up to present

"Junior Pirates" (Rookie Ball) to boys and girls in

the City of Pittsburgh.  Give us a call at 412 - 622-7357

and we will connect you with a site near you.

BIG League provides each site with equipment such as

pitching machines, bats and helmets, while the Pirates 

supply each child with a shirt and hat along with two game day

tickets to participate in Junior Pirate Day at PNC Park. (to be announced later in the season)

"Junior Pirates" is a fun through fundamentals program

for boys and girls ages 4 to 7.

Any child, regardless of skill, is given an opportunity
to learn the games simplest fundamentals in a fun and
relaxed atmosphere, without the pressure of competition.

Each community partners with BIG League to hold the

Junior Pirate's programs at their site. These sites run

individually on different days and times. Listed below

are the communities that have committed to do the Junior

Pirates program for the 2016 season. Please check with

the communities for their specific registration details.

All communities are looking for energetic volunteers to help with the organization and running of this and other athletic association programming. Please be involved in your local youths athletic association by becoming a volunteer and see what a difference you can make in your own and others lives in your community.

More sites will be added as they register. Contact BIG League if a site near you is not listed.

This year's Junior Pirate Day at PNC Park, for all those who participated is on Thursday, September 8th. If your child was a member of a Junior Pirate site this year make sure to contact your site supervisor for details.

Can't wait to see you at the ballpark.




Community         Contact                       Phone #:                        Email
Beechview A.A.

 Bobby Hillen

Bethany Ruhe

Casey Smith

(412) 452-3968

(412) 443-7969 

(412) 512-0090 


Brighton Heights

Robyn Barber

Franklin Rouse

(412) 612-5842

(412) 352-0065





Brian Matts

Denny Joyce

(412) 867-0625

(412) 414-1093



Bob Heinrich

Jason Weinland

(412) 596-9200

(412) 279-4575

(412) 477-4988

 Elliott/West End A.A

Bessy Miller

Mike Livingston

(412) 889-4509

(412) 489-7796


Magee Community Center

Steve Rothaar

Mattherw Hallahan

(412) 422-6546


Jay Elwood

Dan Love

(412) 915-5964

(412) 780-5514


Jeff Marion

(412) 657-3431


Sheraden A.A.

Rick Helterbran

JR Caldwell

(412) 915-4891

(412) 482-2029


Squirrel Hill Randy Frankel (412) 897-6835


Tri-Ward Baseball 

Corky McCabe

Mary McCabe

(412) 427-7739

(412) 683-1828



Kim Smith

Jessica Jameson

(412) 725-6079

(412) 370-8401

WHAA (Mt. Washington)

David Caparelli

Matt Smith

 (412) 916-4000

(412) 398-8213