The Pirates loaded up the 2012 Caravan with Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker and a host of other talent over four different groups.

Pittsburgh Pirates Caravan Information

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates Caravan information was released by the ballclub today, it’s bigger and loaded with talented players.  (and Alex Presley)

The 2012 Caravan will feature four separate groups of players and coaches traveling to events throughout the region leading up to PirateFest that will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center starting with a Season Ticket Holders only day on Friday, December 14 and then will open to the general public on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16.

Group 1

Featuring manager Clint Hurdle, outfielder Alex Presley, infielder Josh Harrison, first baseman Gaby Sanchez and broadcaster Tim Neverett.

Date Location Time Event Details
Tue., Dec. 11 Pittsburgh, PA 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Check presentation and holiday party at
The Pittsburgh Children’s Institute
(private event)
Tue., Dec. 11 Pittsburgh, PA 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Holiday shopping and gift wrapping at
Pressley Ridge (private event)
Tue., Dec. 11 Pittsburgh, PA 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Public autograph session in the lobby at Allegheny General Hospital
Tue., Dec. 11 Pittsburgh, PA 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Public autograph session with Alex Presley at Ross Park Mall
Wed., Dec. 12 Poland, OH 11 a.m. – 12 noon Poland Union Elementary School Visit
(private event)
Wed., Dec. 12 Franklin, PA 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Public autograph session at Cranberry Mall
with WFRA 1450 AM
Thu., Dec. 13 Erie, PA 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Visit and autograph session for patients, family and staff at Saint Vincent Health Center
(private event)
Thu., Dec. 13 Jamestown, NY 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Public autograph session at
Jamestown Community College

Group 2

Featuring bench coach Jeff Banister, outfielder Andrew McCutchen, pitchers Jared Hughes and Justin Wilson, and broadcaster Greg Brown.

Date Location Time Event Details
Tue., Dec. 11 Pittsburgh, PA 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Check presentation and holiday party at
The Pittsburgh Children’s Institute
(private event)
Tue., Dec. 11 Pittsburgh, PA 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Holiday shopping and gift wrapping at
Pressley Ridge (private event)
Tue., Dec. 11 Pittsburgh, PA 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Public autograph session in the lobby at Allegheny General Hospital
Tue., Dec. 11 Pittsburgh, PA 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Public autograph session with Josh Harrison at South Hills Village
Wed., Dec. 12 Butler, PA 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Public luncheon event at Butler Community College with the United Way and WISR 680 AM
Wed., Dec. 12 Indiana, PA 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Public autograph session at Indiana Mall
with WCCS 1160 AM
Thu., Dec. 13 Greensburg, PA 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Harrold Middle School Visit (private event)
Thu., Dec. 13 Wheeling, WV 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Public autograph session at Ohio Valley Mall

Group 3

Featuring pitching coach Ray Searage, catcher Michael McKenry, outfielder Jose Tabata and broadcaster Bob Walk.

Date Location Time Event Details
Tue., Dec. 11 Latrobe, PA 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. Public luncheon at Giannilli’s II
with WCNS 1480 AM
Tue., Dec. 11 Johnstown, PA 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Public autograph session at Johnstown Galleria Mall with WNTJ 850 AM and WNTW 990
Wed., Dec. 12 Ebensburg, PA 12 noon – 1 p.m. “Christmas with the Pirates” Holiday party at Ebensburg Center (private event)
Wed., Dec. 12 Altoona, PA 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Public autograph session and toy drive with Toys for Tots at Peoples Natural Gas Field — home of the Pirates Double-A affiliate, the Altoona Curve
Thu., Dec. 12 Ridgway, PA 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Private sponsors luncheon and on-air interviews with WDDH The Hound 95.7 FM (private event)
Thu., Dec. 12 DuBois, PA 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Public autograph session at DuBois Mall
with WCED 1200 AM

Group 4

Featuring third base coach Nick Leyva, second baseman Neil Walker, pitcher Bryan Morris, third baseman Pedro Alvarez and broadcaster Steve Blass.

Date Location Time Event Details
Tue., Dec. 11 Charleston, WV 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Holiday Party at the Boys & Girls Club of Charleston (private event)
Tue., Dec. 11 Charleston, WV 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Private dinner event with WV Power VIP guests
Wed., Dec. 12 Morgantown, WV 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Public autograph session
at Suncrest PNC Bank
Wed., Dec. 12 Weirton, WV / Steubenville, OH 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Public autograph session
at Fort Steuben Mall with WEIR 1430 AM
Thu., Dec. 13 Youngstown, OH 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Public luncheon program at Butler Art Institute
Thu., Dec. 13 Uniontown, PA 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Station visit and on-air interviews
at WMBS 590 AM
Thu., Dec. 13 Uniontown, PA 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Public autograph session at Uniontown Mall

PirateFest will take place during the weekend following the Caravan. Now in its 23rd year, PirateFest will once again take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16. The interactive baseball carnival will feature free autograph sessions, youth baseball clinics, prizes, games, Q&A sessions with Pirates management and players, and much more

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