Pirates, Maurauders to hold pep rally in downtown Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders will host their second annual pep rally Saturday on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton.

The event will run from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will feature player appearances and autographs, and family games.

Admission is free.

The pep rally is presented, in part, by Realize Bradenton.

The Pirates play their first game of the spring 12:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 against State College of Florida at McKechnie Field.