Nice award for our friends north of the border: the Winnipeg Goldeyes were named organization of the year in the independent American Association for the 2011 season.
“This award illustrates the respect the Goldeyes have in the American Association and it’s a privilege to be given this award by the other 13 teams in the league,” Goldeyes owner and CEO Sam Katz said. “It’s speaks to the quality of staff we have, from the general manager to the bat boy, and the work they do to make the organization successful every season.”
This marks the sixth time the Goldeyes have won this award in the past nine seasons. While in the Northern League, Winnipeg was named the organization of the year in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009.
“It’s an honour to be selected by our peers for this award,” Goldeyes general manager Andrew Collier said. “It’s evident that opposing teams coming to Shaw Park acknowledge the hard work by our staff and the support the Goldeyes receive from the best fans in independent baseball.”
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