Jeff grew up in Sharpsville (Mercer County) and has a BA in Journalism from Ohio State. Jeff’s career started as a sophomore in college working at WTVN Radio in Columbus, after graduation Hathhorn worked for WTVN and WCMH-TV before moving back home and joining NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in 1997.
Jeff’s won three straight AP Awards for Best Sportscast in Pennsylvania, along with A.I.R. Awards for Best Sports Reporter and Best Weekend Show (IC Light Sports Saturday).
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Tony Sanchez secured a spot on the 25-man roster due to an injury to catcher Chris Stewart, who will likely start on the 15-day disabled list. However, Sanchez says he earned the spot.
While so much attention has been on Pedro Alvarez’s transition to first and the adjustment there defensively, it would be easy to miss that Alvarez is leading the team in homers (5) and RBI (17) this Spring, along with a .318 average.
When the Pirates traded reliever Justin Wilson to the Yankees to get a starting catcher, that opened up a spot for a lefty in the bullpen.
Sean Rodriguez is trying to make the Pirates team as a super-utility player and if he does, he can thank his father.
Last year, all eyes were on Andrew Lambo as he had an opportunity to become the Pirates’ everyday first baseman. Lambo struggled in Spring Training, and Travis Ishikawa ended up starting Opening Day at first base.
Pirates number one pick Cole Tucker didn’t get to bat and only had one ball hit to him in the three innings he played, but that couldn’t stop the smile on his face as he appeared in his first Major League Spring Training game in Lakeland, Florida.
Last year, John Holdzkom was one of the best stories in all of baseball. Tuesday morning, the righty reliever found out he’s heading to Triple-A.
It’s the second time in three years that Jeff Locke begins the season as a Pirates starter. The last time was in 2013 due to injuries to Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton.
Last year, Vance Worley started some meaningful games down the stretch. Now, Worley will start the year in the bullpen.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, along with GM Kevin Colbert and offensive coordinator Todd Haley attended the Pirates game Monday in Bradenton before heading to Tallahassee.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle named Jeff Locke the fourth starter over Vance Worley on Monday.
Former Pirate Kevin Young knows the defensive transition Pedro Alvarez is going through. The Pirates hired Young and he has spent all Spring Training as a special assistant helping Alvarez and the other first basemen get ready for the season.
Saying all Pirates, current and former, are a family, Mike LaValliere is back with the club as a Spring Training Special Instructor.
The Pirates first round pick in 2013 Reese McGuire thought he was just coming over to McKechnie Field Saturday to work as a bullpen catcher, but he ended getting to pinch-hit in the major league game and doubled in his only at bat.
Pirates starter Charlie Morton threw 88 pitches giving up 3 earned runs over 6 innings as the Pirates beat Toronto 8-3 Saturday afternoon.