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The Altoona Curve are a minor league baseball team based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, named after nearby Horseshoe Curve. The team, which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates major-league club. The Curve play in Blair County Ballpark, located in Altoona; it was opened in 1999 and seats 7,212 fans. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Pittsburgh Pirates logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... Categories: Baseball stubs | Minor league baseball teams | Indiana sports | Indianapolis, Indiana ... Pittsburgh Pirates National League AAA Indianapolis Indians AA Altoona Curve A Lynchburg Hillcats Hickory Crawdads Williamsport Crosscutters R Bradenton Pirates The Lynchburg Hillcats are a minor league baseball team in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Pittsburgh Pirates National League AAA Indianapolis Indians AA Altoona Curve A Lynchburg Hillcats Hickory Crawdads Williamsport Crosscutters R Bradenton Pirates The Hickory Crawdads are a Minor League Baseball team in Hickory, North Carolina, USA. They are a Class A team in the South Atlantic League, and have been a farm... The Williamsport Crosscutters are a Class A minor league baseball team based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links Altoona Curve logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor leagues are baseball leagues which are at a lower pay level and generally play in smaller cities and towns than Major League Baseball. ... Altoona is a city located in Blair County, Pennsylvania. ... Satellite view of Horseshoe Curve, west of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Blair County Ballpark is a stadium in Altoona, Pennsylvania. ...


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The Altoona Curve were founded in 1999 as an expansion team in the AA Eastern League.
The Curve name is in reference to Horseshoe Curve, a National Historic Landmark which boasts the "best train watching in America"; the name is derived from the U-turn-type curve trains make while passing through the mountainous region.
The Curve name ties the team with the rich history of Altoona, PA as a railroad town; the team is very closely connected with the history of the region.
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