IronPigs win 2019 Larry MacPhail Award

Prize honors the top promotional effort in the Minor Leagues

October 24, 2019 12:59 PM ET

Minor League Baseball announced that the Lehigh Valley IronPigs are the recipients of the 54th annual Larry MacPhail Award, symbolizing the top promotional effort in Minor League Baseball.

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Orioles honor Mountcastle, Rodriguez

Top prospects named Minor League Player, Co-Pitcher of Year

Ryan Mountcastle led the International League with 162 hits and 274 total bases. (David Monseur/MiLB.com)

By Daren Smith | September 21, 2019 9:01 PM ET

The Orioles honored two of their top prospects, naming Ryan Mountcastle the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year and Grayson Rodriguez the Jim Palmer Co-Pitcher of the Year.

Daren Smith is an editor for MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Stingy Baragar, Cats take Triple-A crown

Giants southpaw spins five scoreless frames, Maris goes yard

With three wins, Sacramento boasts the most Triple-A National Championships since the format began in 2006. (Memphis Redbirds)

By Kelsie Heneghan | September 17, 2019 10:50 PM ET

Behind a strong start by San Francisco Giants lefty Caleb Baragar, the Sacramento River Cats blanked the Columbus Clippers, 4-0, in the Triple-A National Championship.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter at MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Clippers, Cats gear up for final title game

Resilient Indians, Giants prospects seek Triple-A championship

Columbus' Bobby Bradley and Sacramento's Francisco Pena lead their clubs in Tuesday's title game. (David Monseur, Dave Michael/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | September 17, 2019 10:12 AM ET

Indians affiliate Columbus Clippers and their adaptable hitters take on Giants affiliate Sacramento River Cats and their resilient roster in the Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter at MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Bastidas brings Latino leadership to Caballeros

Charlotte's Latino marketing outreach coordinator shares journey

Rafael Bastidas (right) during an interview at a Los Caballeros de Charlotte game.

By Chanel Zapata | September 16, 2019 10:11 AM ET

As part of Copa de la Diversión, we're profiling Minor League teams' Latino staff members. This edition spotlights Rafael Bastidas, Latino marketing outreach coordinator for Los Caballeros de Charlotte.

Chanel Zapata is an associate with Minor League Baseball. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Clippers claim 11th Governors' Cup

Zimmer, Johnson, Tom homer to finish three-game sweep

Columbus celebrates its 11th International League championship, one more than Rochester. (Jay Gehres/Columbus Clippers)

By Bob Sutton | September 12, 2019 11:48 PM ET

Columbus won its 11th International League championship, completing a three-game sweep of Durham with a 6-2 victory as Bradley Zimmer hit a go-ahead three-run homer.

Bob Sutton is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Lavarnway puts Clippers a win from IL crown

Indians catching farmhand belts two long balls, drives in six runs

Ryan Lavarnway has recorded three two-homer games since July, one of which was in the Majors. (Jay Gehres/Columbus Clippers)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 11, 2019 10:12 PM ET

Cleveland Indians catcher Ryan Lavarnway blasted two homers and tied a career high with six RBIs to power Triple-A Columbus to a 7-4 win over Durham in Game 2 of the International League Finals.

Andrew Battifarano is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @AndrewAtBatt. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Tom blasts Clippers to Game 1 win

Indians prospect goes deep, plates three in IL Finals opener

Ka'ai Tom has mashed four home runs in his last six games, dating back to the regular season. (Jay Gehres/Columbus Clippers)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 10, 2019 9:58 PM ET

Cleveland Indians outfielder Ka'ai Tom blasted his second postseason homer, a three-run shot, to power Triple-A Columbus to an 8-3 victory over Durham in Game 1 of the Governors' Cup Finals.

Andrew Battifarano is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @AndrewAtBatt. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Bulls sweep way to Governors' Cup Finals

Kelly plates four, scores four times; Coats also gets four RBIs

Triple-A Durham will have a shot to win its seventh Governors' Cup title in the last 22 seasons. (Durham Bulls)

By Chris Bumbaca | September 7, 2019 10:18 PM ET

Triple-A Durham completed a three-game sweep of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with an all-around offensive effort, including three RBIs apiece from Rocky Gale and Jason Coats, in the 17-2 win.

Chris Bumbaca is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @BOOMbaca. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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On Pache power, Stripers stay alive in IL

No. 10 overall prospect drills grand slam, knocks in five runs

Cristian Pache batted .278/.340/.474 in Double-A before being promoted to the International League. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | September 6, 2019 10:49 PM ET

Braves top prospect Cristian Pache drilled a grand slam and plated five runs in Triple-A Gwinnett's 10-6 victory over Columbus in Game 3 of the Governors' Cup semifinals.

Chris Bumbaca is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @BOOMbaca. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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