Jack Wilson returns to Curve, Pa. as Curve sweep Erie in DH

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It was all smiles on Saturday as former Curve and Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson made his return to PNG Field.

Wilson only played a month with the Curve back in the year 2000, but says it was some of the best times he ever had playing baseball.

“It was electric. I think you know I was playing in Little Rock, Arkansas, AA for the Cardinals, the atmosphere wasn’t nearly as it was here. Altoona was in a playoff race, you had golden boy Adam Hyzdu doing this thing and it was electric it was a playoff atmosphere, and until that point, I had never been in something like that in my minor league career, really even in my high school or collegiate career so it was I always feel like it was the first step to be ready for a bigger stage that ended up being Pittsburgh. It was classy, it was a great organization and great fans,” Wilson said.

On top of Wilson in attendance, the Curve swept the Erie Seawolves in a doubleheader, highlighted by a 3-run triple by Cole Tucker in the bottom of the sixth inning in game 2. Altoona now sits 11 games over .500 and 2 1/2 games back of Akron for first place.

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