Triple-A All-Star Game
Triple-A All-Star Game logo.png
StatusInactive
FrequencyAnnual
Location(s)Varies (see prose)
Years active32
InauguratedJuly 13, 1988 (1988-07-13)
(Pilot Field, Buffalo, New York, United States)
Most recentJuly 10, 2019 (2019-07-10)
(Southwest University Park, El Paso, Texas, United States)
ParticipantsTriple-A minor league baseball players
Organized byTriple-A Baseball

The Triple-A All-Star Game was an annual baseball game held from 1988 to 2019 between professional players from the affiliated Triple-A leagues of Minor League Baseball. These leagues were the International League (IL) and Pacific Coast League (PCL) from 1998 to 2019. Previously, the American Association competed along with the IL and PCL before it disbanded following the 1997 season. The 2020 game was cancelled along with the entire minor league season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 game was postponed and not rescheduled after a delayed start to the season. There has been no announcement about its resumption in the future.

All-Star players were selected through a vote by team managers and general managers, members of the media, and fans. From the inaugural 1988 event through 1997, teams of American League-affiliated Triple-A All-Stars faced off against teams of National League-affiliated Triple-A All-Stars. During this period, six games were won by National League teams, and four were won by American League teams. From 1998 through 2019, the IL and PCL each fielded a team composed of players in their respective leagues. The International League won 12 games, while the Pacific Coast League won 10.

Traditionally, the game took place on the day after the mid-summer Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game was meant to mark a symbolic halfway-point in the season (though not the mathematical halfway-point which, for most seasons, was usually one month prior). The Triple-A leagues shared a common All-Star break, with no regular-season games scheduled for two days before the All-Star Game itself. Some additional events, such as the All-Star Fan Fest and Triple-A Home Run Derby, took place each year during this break in the regular season.

History

At a meeting of the three Triple-A leagues of Minor League Baseball in 1986, International League (IL) president Harold Cooper proposed establishing committees to find ways to improve their product. One result was the creation of the Triple-A All-Star Game.[1] In August 1987, the American Association (AA), International League, and Pacific Coast League (PCL) announced plans to begin holding joint all-star games in 1988 which would occur the day after the annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game.[2] The first was to be played at Pilot Field in Buffalo, New York, home to the IL's Buffalo Bisons.[3] The host city would then alternate annually between cities in each Triple-A league.[4]

The first Triple-A All-Star Game was held at Pilot Field in Buffalo, New York, in 1988.
The first Triple-A All-Star Game was held at Pilot Field in Buffalo, New York, in 1988.

Due to the odd number of leagues, it was decided that one team would be made up of All-Stars from American League (AL) affiliates and the other of players from National League (NL) affiliates, with each Triple-A team having at least one representative.[5] Starting players were elected by voters in each Triple-A city, while reserve players were chosen by a committee of the three league presidents and representatives from Baseball America, which sponsored the game.[6]

At the inaugural Triple-A All-Star game on July 13, 1988, in Buffalo, the AL All-Stars defeated the NL team, 2–1, before a sellout crowd of 19,500 people and a national television audience watching on ESPN.[7] Ed Jurak (Tacoma Tigers, PCL) was selected as the first Triple-A All-Star Game Most Valuable Player after leading off the top of the ninth inning with a triple and then scoring the winning run on Bob Geren's (Columbus Clippers, IL) ground out.[7] Another part of the All-Star festivities was the Triple-A Home Run Derby, a contest to see which player could hit the most home runs. The first, held the day before the 1988 game, was won by Columbus' Geren.[8]

The AL-versus-NL format continued to be used through the 1997 Triple-A All-Star Game.[7][9] In the final game to utilize this format, the AL affiliates defeated the NL affiliates, 5–3, at Sec Taylor Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, home to the AA's Iowa Cubs, on July 9, 1997.[9] All told, the National League won six Triple-A All-Star Games, and the American League won four.[7][9]

The American Association ceased operations after the 1997 season.[10] So in 1998, the teams were reorganized so that one consisted of International League All-Stars and the other of Pacific Coast League All-Stars.[11] The first IL versus PCL match-up occurred on July 8, 1998, at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Virginia, home of the IL's Norfolk Tides, with the IL team winning, 8–4.[11]

From 2006 to 2016, the winning league earned the distinction of having its league champion (determined at the end of the season) being given home team status for the Triple-A National Championship Game, a single game to determine a Triple-A champion in the postseason.[12] This changed in 2017, when home team status began being awarded to the team from the league which hosted the championship game.[13]

2015 IL All-Stars before the game
2015 IL All-Stars before the game

The most recent edition of the Triple-A All-Star Game was played on July 10, 2019, at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas, home to the PCL's El Paso Chihuahuas.[14] The PCL won, 9–3, before 9,706 in attendance and a national television audience on MLB Network.[14] Ty France (El Paso, PCL) and Eric Haase (Columbus, IL) were selected as the Top Stars (MVPs).[14] Over 22 meetings, the International League won 12 Triple-A All-Star Games, and the Pacific Coast League won 10.[11][14][15][16]

The start of the 2020 season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic before ultimately being cancelled on June 30.[17][18] This resulted in the cancellation of the 2020 game, which had been slated for PNC Field in Moosic, Pennsylvania, home of the IL's Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.[19]

In conjunction with Major League Baseball's restructuring of Minor League Baseball in 2021, the IL and PCL disbanded, and Triple-A teams were reorganized into the Triple-A East and Triple-A West.[20] Opening Day for the 2021 season was postponed for nearly a month to temporarily eliminate commercial air travel and give players the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the season started.[21] While the 2021 schedule originally included a three-day All-Star break,[22] this was removed after the delayed start.[23][24] The 2021 Triple-A All-Star Game, scheduled to be held at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas, home to the Triple-A West's Round Rock Express,[25] was postponed and not rescheduled.[26] In 2022, the Triple-A East and West were renamed the International League and Pacific Coast League, respectively, and they carried on the history of those leagues prior to reorganization.[27] The 2022 Triple-A schedule includes a four-day All-Star break from July 18–21, but there has been no indication that the All-Star Game will resume.[28]

Structure

2015 PCL All-Stars before the game
2015 PCL All-Stars before the game

In the 2019 Triple-A All-Star Game, the most recently held, each league's roster consisted of 33 players, though the actual number of players on gameday may have been less due to call-ups, injuries, or players choosing not to participate.[29] Thirteen players were elected for each team through a vote by team managers and general managers, members of the media, and fans.[29] Twenty additional players were selected by each league office to fill out their rosters.[29] One goal of adding these additional players was to ensure every Triple-A team was represented.

The game itself consisted of a single nine-inning game to determine a champion. The league in which the host city competed was considered the home team, and the other team was designated as the visiting team. Designated hitters batted in place of pitchers. The only All-Star game to ever go beyond the prescribed nine innings was the 2004 event.[15] Rules restricted the game from going beyond 10 innings, but the International League scored in the bottom of the 10th inning, avoiding a tie game as the result.[15]

Historically, players wore their respective team's uniforms. Players on the home team wore their club's white home uniforms, while players on the away team wore their club's gray road uniforms. Often, a patch depicting the game's logo was sewn onto their jerseys and/or caps.[30] One exception was in 2017, when players wore league-specific jerseys paired with the appropriate home/road pants and their respective team's cap.[31]

The game was umpired by a four-man crew, with one umpire behind home plate and the others covering each base. Two of the umpires worked in the IL, while two worked in the PCL. Positions rotated each year, such that IL umpires were assigned to home plate and second base in even years, and PCL umpires manned those positions in odd years.[32]

Results

American League vs. National League (1988–1997)

Date Winning league
(All-time record)
Score City Ballpark Host team (league) Attendance Ref.
July 13, 1988 American
(1–0 AL)
2–1 Buffalo, New York Pilot Field Buffalo Bisons (AA) 19,500 [7]
July 12, 1989 National
(1–1 NL)
8–3 Columbus, Ohio Cooper Stadium Columbus Clippers (IL) 14,131 [7]
July 11, 1990 National
(2–1 NL)
8–5 Las Vegas, Nevada Cashman Field Las Vegas Stars (PCL) 10,323 [7]
July 10, 1991 National
(3–1 NL)
6–5 Louisville, Kentucky Cardinal Stadium Louisville Redbirds (AA) 20,725 [7]
July 15, 1992 American
(2–3 AL)
2–1 Richmond, Virginia The Diamond Richmond Braves (IL) 12,186 [7]
July 14, 1993 National
(4–2 NL)
14–3 Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuquerque Sports Stadium Albuquerque Dukes (PCL) 10,541 [9]
July 13, 1994 National
(5–2 NL)
8–5 Nashville, Tennessee Herschel Greer Stadium Nashville Sounds (AA) 11,601 [9]
July 12, 1995 American
(3–5 AL)
9–0 Moosic, Pennsylvania Lackawanna County Stadium Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons (IL) 10,965 [9]
July 10, 1996 National
(6–3 NL)
2–1 Salt Lake City, Utah Franklin Quest Field Salt Lake Buzz (PCL) 15,500 [9]
July 9, 1997 American
(4–6 AL)
5–3 Des Moines, Iowa Sec Taylor Stadium Iowa Cubs (AA) 11,183 [9]
National League (6 wins) American League (4 wins)

International League vs. Pacific Coast League (1998–2019)

Date Winning league
(All-time record)
Score City Ballpark Host team (league) Attendance Ref.
July 8, 1998 International
(1–0 IL)
8–4 Norfolk, Virginia Harbor Park Norfolk Tides (IL) 11,049 [11]
July 14, 1999 Pacific Coast
(1–1 PCL)
9–5 Metairie, Louisiana Zephyr Field New Orleans Zephyrs (PCL) 8,895 [11]
July 12, 2000 Pacific Coast
(2–1 PCL)
8–2 Rochester, New York Frontier Field Rochester Red Wings (IL) 12,810 [11]
July 11, 2001 Pacific Coast
(3–1 PCL)
9–5 Indianapolis, Indiana Victory Field Indianapolis Indians (IL) 15,868 [11]
July 10, 2002 Pacific Coast
(4–1 PCL)
5–0 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma SBC Bricktown Ballpark Oklahoma RedHawks (PCL) 11,343 [11]
July 16, 2003 International
(2–4 IL)
13–9 Memphis, Tennessee AutoZone Park Memphis Redbirds (PCL) 15,214 [15]
July 14, 2004 International
(3–4 IL)
4–3
(10 inn.)
Pawtucket, Rhode Island McCoy Stadium Pawtucket Red Sox (IL) 11,192 [15]
July 13, 2005 Pacific Coast
(5–3 PCL)
11–5 Sacramento, California Raley Field Sacramento River Cats (PCL) 14,414 [15]
July 12, 2006 International
(4–5 IL)
6–0 Toledo, Ohio Fifth Third Field Toledo Mud Hens (IL) 11,300 [15]
July 11, 2007 International
(5–5 IL)
7–5 Albuquerque, New Mexico Isotopes Park Albuquerque Isotopes (PCL) 12,367 [15]
July 16, 2008 Pacific Coast
(6–5 PCL)
6–5 Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Slugger Field Louisville Bats (IL) 13,131 [16]
July 15, 2009 International
(6–6 IL)
6–5 Portland, Oregon PGE Park Portland Beavers (PCL) 16,637 [16]
July 14, 2010 International
(7–6 IL)
2–1 Allentown, Pennsylvania Coca-Cola Park Lehigh Valley IronPigs (IL) 10,000 [16]
July 13, 2011 International
(8–6 IL)
3–0 Salt Lake City, Utah Spring Mobile Ballpark Salt Lake Bees (PCL) 12,439 [16]
July 11, 2012 Pacific Coast
(7–8 PCL)
3–0 Buffalo, New York Coca-Cola Field Buffalo Bisons (IL) 18,025 [16]
July 17, 2013 International
(9–7 IL)
4–3 Reno, Nevada Aces Ballpark Reno Aces (PCL) 10,135 [14]
July 16, 2014 International
(10–7 IL)
7–3 Durham, North Carolina Durham Bulls Athletic Park Durham Bulls (IL) 10,274 [14]
July 15, 2015 International
(11–7 IL)
4–3 Papillion, Nebraska Werner Park Omaha Storm Chasers (PCL) 9,023 [14]
July 13, 2016 International
(12–7 IL)
4–2 Charlotte, North Carolina BB&T Ballpark Charlotte Knights (IL) 10,386 [14]
July 12, 2017 Pacific Coast
(8–12 PCL)
6–4 Tacoma, Washington Cheney Stadium Tacoma Rainiers (PCL) 7,024 [14]
July 11, 2018 Pacific Coast
(9–12 PCL)
12–7 Columbus, Ohio Huntington Park Columbus Clippers (IL) 10,516 [33]
July 10, 2019 Pacific Coast
(10–12 PCL)
9–3 El Paso, Texas Southwest University Park El Paso Chihuahuas (PCL) 9,706 [34]
International League (12 wins) Pacific Coast League (10 wins)

Cancelled games (2020–2021)

Date City Ballpark Host team (league) Notes Ref.
July 15, 2020 Moosic, Pennsylvania PNC Field Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (IL) Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[18] [19]
July 2021 Round Rock, Texas Dell Diamond Round Rock Express (AAAW) Cancelled due to delayed season start[26] [25]

Awards

2015 PCL All-Stars in the dugout
2015 PCL All-Stars in the dugout

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards at the Triple-A All-Star Game went by various names. One player was selected in the inaugural 1988 contest for the SportsTicker "Star of Stars" Award. From 1989 through 1997, the award was bestowed upon one player from each Triple-A league. For 2004, this award was renamed the TSN "Star of the Game" Award. From 2005 to 2016, it was known as the MiLB.com "Top Star" Award. From 2017 to 2019, it was the Bush's Beans "Top Star" Award.[35]

Additional awards were given out to honor the best overall performance and/or best pitching performance from 2000 to 2008. From 2000 to 2003, two players were honored as the Maurice Lacroix/Lou Gehrig Players of the Game—one as "Player of the Game" and one as "Pitcher of the Game." In 2004, one player was selected as the Dodge Most Valuable Player. From 2005 to 2007, this award has given out as the Bank of America Most Valuable Player Award. The Bank of America Most Valuable Pitcher Award was given in 2008.[35]

The teams with the most MVP winners (excluding additional awards from 2000 to 2008) were the Buffalo Bisons (IL), Oklahoma City RedHawks (PCL), and Richmond Braves (IL) with five MVPs each. The Columbus Clippers (IL), Durham Bulls (IL), Indianapolis Indians (IL), Las Vegas 51s (PCL), and Syracuse Chiefs (IL) are tied for second place with four MVPs each. The only player to win more than one regular MVP award is Luis Lopez, who won in 1994 with Richmond and in 1995 with Buffalo.[35]

1988–1997

Year AA MVP IL MVP PCL MVP Ref.
1988 Ed Jurak
(Tacoma Tigers, SS)
[7]
1989 Scott Coolbaugh
(Oklahoma City 89ers, 3B)
Mark Lemke
(Richmond Braves, 2B)
Tom Drees
(Vancouver Canadians (PCL)|, SP)
[7]
1990 Juan González
(Oklahoma City 89ers, DH)
Luis Sojo
(Syracuse Chiefs, 2B/SS)
Eddie Williams
(Las Vegas Stars, 3B)
[7]
1991 Jim Olander
(Denver Zephyrs, CF)
Steve Scarsone
(Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, DH)
Gary Cooper
(Tucson Toros, 3B)
[7]
1992 Jim Tatum
(Denver Zephyrs, 3B)
Sam Militello
(Columbus Clippers, RP)
Tim Salmon
(Edmonton Trappers, RF)
[7]
1993 Roy Smith
(Buffalo Bisons, SP)
Ryan Klesko
(Richmond Braves, 1B)
Billy Ashley
(Albuquerque Dukes, RF)
[9]
1994 Ray Durham
(Nashville Sounds, 2B)
Luis Lopez
(Richmond Braves, DH)
Paul Faries
(Phoenix Firebirds, SS)
[9]
1995 Luis Lopez
(Buffalo Bisons, DH)
Howard Battle
(Syracuse Chiefs, 3B)
Riccardo Ingram
(Salt Lake Buzz, LF)
[9]
1996 Brook Fordyce
(Indianapolis Indians, C)
Huck Flener
(Syracuse SkyChiefs, RP)
Todd Walker
(Salt Lake Buzz, 2B)
[9]
1997 Magglio Ordóñez
(Nashville Sounds, CF)
Frank Catalanotto
(Toledo Mud Hens, 2B)
Nate Minchey
(Colorado Springs Sky Sox, RP)
[9]

1998–2019

Year IL MVP PCL MVP Other awards Ref(s).
Most Valuable Player Most Valuable Pitcher
1998 Mike Lowell
(Columbus Clippers, DH)
Terry Shumpert
(Colorado Springs Sky Sox, SS)
[11]
1999 Russell Branyan
(Buffalo Bisons, DH)
Daryle Ward
(New Orleans Zephyrs, 1B)
[11]
2000 Javier De La Hoya
(Rochester Red Wings, RP)
Joe Vitiello
(Las Vegas Stars, 1B)
Joe Vitiello
(PCL – Las Vegas Stars, 1B)
Javier De La Hoya
(IL – Rochester Red Wings, RP)
[11][35]
2001 Adam Dunn
(Louisville Riverbats, LF)
Juan Thomas
(Tacoma Rainiers, DH)
Adam Dunn
(IL – Louisville Riverbats, LF)
Rubén Quevedo
(PCL – Iowa Cubs, RP)
[11][35]
2002 Doug Linton
(Richmond Braves, SP)
Jack Cust
(Colorado Springs Sky Sox, DH)
Jack Cust
(PCL – Colorado Springs Sky Sox, DH)
Aaron Myette
(PCL – Oklahoma RedHawks, SP)
[11][35]
2003 Johnny Estrada
(Richmond Braves, C)
Jason Jones
(Oklahoma RedHawks, RF)
Johnny Estrada
(IL – Richmond Braves, C)
Sam Marsonek
(IL – Columbus Clippers, RP)
[15][35]
2004 Midre Cummings
(Durham Bulls, CF)
Dan Haren
(Memphis Redbirds, SP)
Andy Phillips
(IL – Columbus Clippers, 2B)
[15][35]
2005 Edwin Encarnación
(Louisville Bats, 3B)
Gerald Laird
(Oklahoma RedHawks, C)
Gerald Laird
(PCL – Oklahoma RedHawks, C)
[15][35]
2006 Kevin Witt
(Durham Bulls, 1B)
Rich Hill
(Iowa Cubs, SP)
Kevin Witt
(IL – Durham Bulls, 1B)
[15][35]
2007 Timo Pérez
(Toledo Mud Hens, LF/CF)
Valentino Pascucci
(Albuquerque Isotopes, DH)
Timo Pérez
(IL – Toledo Mud Hens, LF/CF)
[15][35]
2008 Andrew McCutchen
(Indianapolis Indians, CF)
Matthew Brown
(Salt Lake Bees, 3B)
David Purcey
(IL – Syracuse Chiefs, SP)
[16][35]
2009 Erik Kratz
(Indianapolis Indians, C)
Esteban Germán
(Oklahoma City RedHawks, 3B)
[16]
2010 Chase Lambin
(Syracuse Chiefs, 3B/1B)
Thomas Diamond
(Iowa Cubs, SP)
[16]
2011 Russ Canzler
(Durham Bulls, 3B)
David Cooper
(Las Vegas 51s, 1B)
[16]
2012 Matt Harvey
(Buffalo Bisons, RP)
Wil Myers
(Omaha Storm Chasers, LF)
[16]
2013 Tony Sanchez
(Indianapolis Indians, C)
Michael Wacha
(Memphis Redbirds, RP)
[14]
2014 Liam Hendriks
(Buffalo Bisons, SP)
Chris Taylor
(Tacoma Rainers, SS)
[14]
2015 Kyle Roller
(Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, 1B)
Peter O'Brien
(Reno Aces, RF)
[14]
2016 Chris Marrero
(Pawtucket Red Sox, RF)
Travis Taijeron
(Las Vegas 51s, DH)
[14]
2017 Richie Shaffer
(Columbus Clippers, DH)
Renato Núñez
(Nashville Sounds, LF)
[14]
2018 Kean Wong
(Durham Bulls, 2B)
Josh Fuentes
(Albuquerque Isotopes, 3B)
[14]
2019 Eric Haase
(Columbus Clippers, C)
Ty France
(El Paso Chihuahuas, 3B)
[36]

Notable All-Stars

Sandy Alomar Jr. (shown) and Ramón Martínez were the first two Triple-A All-Star participants to play in a Major League All-Star Game.[37]
Sandy Alomar Jr. (shown) and Ramón Martínez were the first two Triple-A All-Star participants to play in a Major League All-Star Game.[37]

As of the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, of the more than 1,200 players that participated in the Triple-A All-Star Game,[38] 112 have also been selected for the MLB All-Star Game.[37] These players are:

Home Run Derby

Matt Davidson, winner of the 2013 Triple-A Home Run Derby, hitting in the 2015 contest
Matt Davidson, winner of the 2013 Triple-A Home Run Derby, hitting in the 2015 contest

The Triple-A Home Run Derby was an annual home run hitting contest usually held two days before the Triple-A All-Star Game.[39] Though the rules changed from year to year, the 2019 iteration featured eight players—four of the top home-run-hitters from each league—competing to see who could hit the most home runs within a time limit.[40][41] The single-elimination tournament consisted of three rounds. The first two rounds determined which of the four hitters from each league would compete in the final round against the winner from the other league.[41]

Fifteen contests were won by Pacific Coast League players, while 13 were won by International League players, two by American Association players, and one by a retired player. Rob Stratton (2003 and 2007) and Chad Huffman (2009 and 2018) were the only participants to win the derby twice. Juan González is the only player to win the Triple-A Home Run Derby and the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby. He won the Triple-A version in 1990 and the MLB version in 1993.[42]

Winners

Year Winner Team League Ref.
1988 Bob Geren Columbus Clippers IL [8]
1989 Cancelled due to rain [43]
1990 Juan González Oklahoma City 89ers AA [43]
1991 Gary Cooper Tucson Toros PCL [43]
Lee Stevens Edmonton Trappers PCL [43]
1992 Not held [43]
1993 Ryan Thompson Norfolk Tides IL [43]
1994 Scott Coolbaugh Louisville Redbirds AA [43]
1995 Ron Coomer Albuquerque Dukes PCL [43]
1996 Greg Pirkl Tacoma Rainiers PCL [43]
1997 Todd Helton Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCL [43]
1998 Willis Otáñez Rochester Red Wings IL [43]
1999 Scott Sheldon Oklahoma RedHawks PCL [43]
2000 Luis Raven Calgary Cannons PCL [43]
2001 Chris Latham Syracuse SkyChiefs IL [43]
2002 Brandon Larson Louisville Bats IL [43]
2003 Rob Stratton Albuquerque Isotopes PCL [43]
2004 Bucky Jacobsen Tacoma Rainiers PCL [43]
2005 Mitch Jones Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCL [43]
2006 Andy Marte Buffalo Bisons IL [43]
2007 Rob Stratton Retired [43]
2008 Jamie D'Antona Tucson Sidewinders PCL [43]
2009 Chad Huffman Portland Beavers PCL [43]
2010 Dan Johnson Durham Bulls IL [43]
2011 Stefan Gartrell Gwinnett Braves IL [43]
2012 Valentino Pascucci Buffalo Bisons IL [43]
2013 Matt Davidson Reno Aces PCL [43]
2014 Allan Dykstra Las Vegas 51s PCL [43]
2015 Dariel Álvarez Norfolk Tides IL [43]
2016 Chris Marrero Pawtucket Red Sox IL [43]
2017 Bryce Brentz Pawtucket Red Sox IL [44]
2018 Chad Huffman Toledo Mud Hens IL [45]
2019 Yasmany Tomás Reno Aces PCL [46]

Broadcasts

Each Triple-A All-Star Game was broadcast on radio across various regional and national sports networks.[7][9][11][14][15][16] The 1988 and 1989 events were televised on ESPN.[7] It was carried on Prime Network from 1990 to 1992.[7] The 1993 game was not televised, but it returned to SportSouth/Prime Network in 1994.[9] ESPN2 broadcast the game from 1995 to 2009.[9][16] It aired on MLB Network from 2010 to 2019.[14][16]

See also

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