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Potanko: Pirates Have a Special Manager in Double-A Altoona (+)



Pittsburgh Pirates, Jase Bowen

Altoona- The Pittsburgh Pirates have young talent in the minors that need to be molded, and with that, you need good coaches with a father-like mentality.

No coach in the Pirates system fits that role quite like Callix Crabbe in Double-A Altoona.

Crabbe entered into the Pirates’ coaching system back in the 2021 season when he was named the team’s High-A manager in Greensboro.

At age 40, the Virgin Islands native offers a fresh take on things, and with him being so young, he can relate to these young kids more so than, say, an older manager.

Since being on the Pirates’ coaching staff in 2021, Crabbe successfully earned the promotion during the 2022 off-season to become the Pirates’ Double-A manager.

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