Pirates President Frank Coonelly joined Starkey and Mueller to explain the thinking behind this move and how it all came together.
“He’s a great former Pirate, having won two of his seven MVP awards in Pittsburgh, starting his career with us, and we thought it was time to bring Barry back and to celebrate our past along with our future,” Pirates President Frank Coonelly told radio station WFAN in Pittsburgh.
Bonds won't be the only great former Pirate on hand. Dick Groat, the shortstop on the 1960 World Series championship team and longtime Pirates manager Jim Leyland will also take part in pre-game festivities.
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