Dozens audition to sing the Star-Spangled Banner before Pirates and Marauders games

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Dozens audition to sing the Star-Spangled Banner before Pirates and Marauders games
Dozens audition to sing the Star-Spangled Banner before Pirates and Marauders games

BRADENTON, Fla. - The empty seats at Lecom Park in Bradenton will soon be filled as the Pittsburgh Pirates kick off their spring training. However, before that first pitch can be thrown, the Pirates have to make sure their singers can hit the right note. "We have 16 home games for Pirates spring training and 70 home games for the Bradenton Marauders, so we're looking for one person to sing at every game the National Anthem," said Rebekah Rivette, the Manager of Game Presentations with the Bradenton Marauders and Pittsburgh Pirates. Saturday, dozens of songbirds, both young and old, belted out the well-known notes to the Star-Spangled Banner. Each singer was hopeful that they might be chosen

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