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Minor Leagues return to MLB Network05/02/2012 4:39 PM ET
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Minor League Baseball (MiLB™) returns to MLB Network this year featuring live telecasts of select Triple-A® games throughout the 2012 season. Highlighting the schedule will be the 25th annual Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 11, produced by MLB Network live from Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, New York, home of the Buffalo Bisons, the New York Mets' Triple-A affiliate.
Game coverage begins on Thursday, May 10, with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Triple-A Philadelphia Phillies), managed by Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, facing Pittsburgh Pirates' prospect Starling Marte and the Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A Pittsburgh Pirates) at 11:05 a.m. ET.
The schedule continues with Matt LaPorta and the back-to-back Triple-A National Champion Columbus Clippers (Triple-A Cleveland Indians) at the Buffalo Bisons, led by manager Wally Backman, on May 31 at 10:35 a.m. ET.
MLB Network's complete 2012 Minor League game schedule is listed below. Games will be telecast in each club's local market, including local announcers.
* May 10, 11:05 a.m. ET, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Triple-A Philadelphia Phillies) at Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A Pittsburgh Pirates)
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Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at our ballparks. In 2011, the 174 clubs that charge admission attracted more than 41.2 million fans to their ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901.