Designed to raise awareness of some of the best baseball very few see, the Arizona Fall League is partnering with 26 MiLB teams to educate minor league executives, fans and sponsors about the Phoenix-based circuit.
A total of 26 MiLB teams from the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, Double-A Texas League, and Class A California League plus the Triple-A Columbus Clippers of the International League and the Class A Lake County Captains of the Midwest League are participating in the new program.
“We want fans in MiLB markets to know their top players are still playing baseball in October and November in Arizona,” said Fall League Director Steve Cobb. “The Arizona Fall League gives fans the unique opportunity to watch the major league stars of tomorrow.”
“Each season, the players who take the field in the Arizona Fall League are the future Rookies of the Year, MVPs, All-Stars and Gold Glove winners of Major League Baseball,” Pat O’Conner, Minor League Baseball President & CEO, added. “For more than two decades, the AFL has showcased Minor League Baseball’s top prospects and I encourage all baseball fans to support the game at this important level.”
The Arizona Fall League is an All-Star-level league where prospects are assigned to the AFL after successfully climbing through the ranks of MiLB, including Minor League Baseball All-Stars, MVPs, top draft choices, etc.
The new program offers a variety of benefits to participating clubs, including complimentary season passes for minor league front office executives, a special “early-bird renewal” program for minor league season ticket holders to register for a complimentary Arizona Fall League season family pass when they renew their minor league season tickets, the opportunity for minor league fans to win a trip to the Fall Stars Game on November 2, and a pregame “send-off” program executed by participating minor league teams for players, managers, coaches, and trainers selected to the 2013 Arizona Fall League.
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