McKechnie Field is a baseball field located in Bradenton, Florida. It is the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and is named for Bradenton resident and baseball great, Bill McKechnie, who led the Pirates in 1925 and the Cincinnati Reds in 1940 to World Series titles. He was also a coach of the Cleveland Indians in 1948. Several notable members of the Baseball Hall of Fame such as, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Bill Mazeroski, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Mike Schmidt have played at McKechnie Field during their careers. The stadium also hosts minor league baseball games for the Bradenton Marauders, the Pirates' High-A club in the Florida State League.

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  • McKechnie Field is a baseball field located in Bradenton, Florida. It is the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and is named for Bradenton resident and baseball great, Bill McKechnie, who led the Pirates in 1925 and the Cincinnati Reds in 1940 to World Series titles. He was also a coach of the Cleveland Indians in 1948. Several notable members of the Baseball Hall of Fame such as, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Bill Mazeroski, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Mike Schmidt have played at McKechnie Field during their careers. The stadium also hosts minor league baseball games for the Bradenton Marauders, the Pirates' High-A club in the Florida State League. McKechnie's nostalgic charms in its city neighborhood appeal to many baseball traditionalists and ballpark enthusiasts, and some consider the facility to be Florida's version of Fenway Park. It's built in a Florida Spanish Mission style, with white stucco on the main grandstand and cover bleachers over the reserved seating section. The Pirates and the City of Bradenton celebrated their 40th anniversary together during the 2008 spring training season, which included an agreement between the city and the Pirates to continue their partnership through 2037. The field is currently the oldest stadium used for spring training as well as the second-oldest in the Florida State League (behind Jackie Robinson Ballpark, built in 1914). It is also the third oldest stadium currently used by a major league team after Fenway Park, built in 1912, and Wrigley Field in 1914. The stadium also formerly hosted an annual charity game between the Pirates and the State College of Florida, Manatee–Sarasota. Several improvements to the field were also made possible through the efforts of the Bradenton Boosters, a volunteer club of local residents that not only raises funds for ballpark improvements, but also operate McKechnie Field on game day. Since 1979, members of the Boosters have volunteered as the Pirates spring training game-day staff. The booster club's 120 members currently serve as ushers, program sellers, security personnel, merchandise sellers, and press box attendants throughout spring training season. (en)
  • Le McKechnie Field est un stade de baseball, d'une capacité de 8500 places, situé à Bradenton, dans l'État de Floride, aux États-Unis. Il est le stade des entraînements de printemps des Pirates de Pittsburgh, ainsi que le domicile des Marauders de Bradenton, club de baseball mineur évoluant en Ligue de l'État de Floride. Construit en 1923, il est le plus ancien stade de la Ligue de l'État de Floride et le second plus ancien stade de baseball de Floride, derrière le Jackie Robinson Ballpark construit en 1914. (fr)
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  • 2000.0
  • 3.0E7
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  • Braves Field (1948–1961) (en)
  • City Park (1923–1926) (en)
  • Ninth Street Park (1927–1947) (en)
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  • McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida
  • The infield during spring training in 2011.
  • The outfield in 2011 with the Pirates' José Tábata in left field and Andrew McCutchen in center.
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  • Center Field — 400 ft
  • Left Field — 335 ft
  • Right Field — 335 ft
  • Left-Center — 375ft
  • Right-Center — 375 ft
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  • left/right/center
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  • McKechnie outfield.JPG
  • Pirates-Rays McKechnie.JPG
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  • N.D.C. Construction Co. Inc.
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  • 1923 (xsd:integer)
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  • 1993 (xsd:integer)
  • 2013 (xsd:integer)
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  • 2000 (xsd:integer)
  • 6602 (xsd:integer)
  • 8500 (xsd:integer)
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  • 210 (xsd:integer)
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  • Le McKechnie Field est un stade de baseball, d'une capacité de 8500 places, situé à Bradenton, dans l'État de Floride, aux États-Unis. Il est le stade des entraînements de printemps des Pirates de Pittsburgh, ainsi que le domicile des Marauders de Bradenton, club de baseball mineur évoluant en Ligue de l'État de Floride. Construit en 1923, il est le plus ancien stade de la Ligue de l'État de Floride et le second plus ancien stade de baseball de Floride, derrière le Jackie Robinson Ballpark construit en 1914. (fr)
  • McKechnie Field is a baseball field located in Bradenton, Florida. It is the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and is named for Bradenton resident and baseball great, Bill McKechnie, who led the Pirates in 1925 and the Cincinnati Reds in 1940 to World Series titles. He was also a coach of the Cleveland Indians in 1948. Several notable members of the Baseball Hall of Fame such as, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Bill Mazeroski, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Mike Schmidt have played at McKechnie Field during their careers. The stadium also hosts minor league baseball games for the Bradenton Marauders, the Pirates' High-A club in the Florida State League. (en)
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  • McKechnie Field (en)
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  • McKechnie Field (en)
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  • Florida's Fenway Park (en)
  • The "Fenway Park" of spring training stadiums (en)
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