Bradenton, Fla. - The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the hiring of Jackie Riggleman as Assistant General Manager of the Bradenton Marauders. Incoming Marauders General Manager Craig Warzecha announced the appointment. Warzecha has been the team's Assistant General Manager since 2017. Riggleman's first day with the organization in Bradenton will be March 1, the same day Warzecha officially assumes the General Manager role.
Riggleman joins the Pirates and Marauders following four seasons with the Rich Baseball Operations. She most recently served as the Assistant General Manager of the West Virginia Black Bears. The Black Bears, based in Morgantown, are the Class A Short Season affiliate of the Pirates. Riggleman was a member of the inaugural Black Bears staff in 2015 and was promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2016. She was named NY-Penn League Female Executive of the year in 2017.
During her time with the Black Bears, Riggleman directly contributed to growth in ticket sales, corporate partnerships, and player participation in the Morgantown community. She also oversaw merchandise sales, media relations, and coordinated promotional theme night activities.
"Jackie's wealth of experience and familiarity with the Pirates organization make her well-suited to hit the ground running on March 1," Warzecha said. "She is a great addition to our team as we prepare to celebrate the 10th season of Marauders baseball at LECOM Park."
"I am excited about the move to Bradenton and look forward to both Pirates Spring Training and the 10th season for the Marauders," Riggleman said. "I want to thank Rich Baseball Operations and the Black Bears for four great years and for the opportunity to prepare for this next step in my career."
Riggleman holds a master's degree in sports management from West Virginia University.
The Marauders home opener is Saturday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Season tickets, group tickets, All-You-Can-Eat five game plans, and single game tickets are on sale. The LECOM Park ticket office hours are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekdays when there is not a Pirates Spring Training home game. On Saturdays, the box office is open from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. when there is not a home game. Spring Training day-of-game box office hours are 9:00 a.m. until 30 minutes after the final out.
For more information about the Bradenton Marauders, please call 941-747-3031, visit www.BradentonMarauders.com, or email MaraudersInfo@pirates.com.
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