Statement from Pirates Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting Regarding Passing of Douglas Danforth

The news of Mr. Danforth's passing was met with heavy hearts by all of us at the Pittsburgh Pirates. At the same time, we all celebrate his life and the positive impact he has had on our city and the Pirates.

Personally, I will forever owe him a debt of gratitude. The Pirates likely would not exist in Pittsburgh had it not been for his leadership and influence. So tonight, and all summer, as we gather together at PNC Park as a community to experience Pirates baseball, I will take a moment and think of him and his family.

Our sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with the entire Danforth family. He will be missed and remembered fondly by all of us at within the Pirates.