Bristol Pirates

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Bristol Pirates
Founded in 1969
Bristol, Virginia
Bristol Bucs.png Bristol Bucs cap.png
Team logo Cap insignia
Current Rookie
Minor league affiliations
League Appalachian League
Division West
Major league affiliations
Current Pittsburgh Pirates (2014-present)
Previous Chicago White Sox (1995-2013)
Detroit Tigers (1969-1994)
Minor league titles
League titles 1998, 2002
Division titles 1998 (West), 2002 (South)
Team data
Nickname Bristol Pirates (2014-present)
Previous names Bristol White Sox (1995-2013)
Bristol Tigers (1969-1994)
Bristol Scooter Doggies (alternate name)
Ballpark Boyce Cox Field at DeVault Memorial Stadium
Pittsburgh Pirates
Bristol Baseball, Incorporated
Manager Edgar Varela
General manager Mahlon Luttrell

The Bristol Pirates are a minor league baseball team in Bristol, Virginia, USA. They are a Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League. As of October 16, 2013, they are owned by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[1]

The team plays home games at DeVault Memorial Stadium. Opened in 1969, Devault Memorial Stadium seats 2,000 fans. The team was previously affiliated with the Detroit Tigers, and a previous manager was the current Tigers manager, Jim Leyland. They were a farm team of the Chicago White Sox from 1995 to 2013 as the Bristol White Sox.

The team is operated by a non-profit organization, Bristol Baseball, Incorporated (BBI). BBI has no full-time paid staff, instead relying on a volunteer board and General Manager to keep and promote professional baseball in Bristol.


Bristol Pirates roster
Players Coaches/Other



  • Vacant


  • Vacant


  • Vacant


  • -- Edgar Varela


  • -- Terry Alexander (hitting)
  • -- Miguel Bonilla (pitching)

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Pittsburgh Pirates 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated April 4, 2014
More MiLB rosters
Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hill, Benjamin (October 16, 2013). "Pirates return to Bristol, Appy League". Retrieved October 17, 2013. 

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