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The land of Pennsylvania is known for its pig iron and their baseball minors are no less. They are the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. This minor’s baseball team is affiliated with one of the finest MLB players, Philadelphia Phillies. They are the Triple-A affiliates of the northern division international league. The IronPigs have made Coca-Cola Park the hub of entertainment every weekend for the Allentown people. They have been playing here since their formation in 2008 and over ten thousand fans can come down here to watch them play the major games of the season.
The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs were playing at Ottawa as Ottawa Lynx before coming to Pennsylvania. The team was based in Ottawa for over a decade playing their home games at the Lynx Stadium. During this period, the team’s major league affiliations were with Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos. In the late August, the team made a deal with Allentown, Pennsylvania. Allentown didn’t have a team with major league affiliation for the longest of time and they had their eyes on Lynx. They had two independent baseball teams in place; the Allentown Ambassadors and Lehigh Valley Black Diamonds. Their last major league affiliated team was in the sixties called Allentown Red Sox.
The Iron Pigs has already finished their first few seasons in the sport and is anticipated to attain the top ranking in the North Division of the International league. Their last league title was at Ottawa in 1995 and since then the team is under a dry spell. Right from their opening season, they kicked off at the wrong side of the game. It took them eleven thrashes to win their first game, since then the struggle continues. Their best season so far has been the 2009-10 season. They finished as the second runners up of this season and their winning average was 0.493.
This year again, the team has started playing with an unbending determination to be on the winning side. The managers of the team Ryne Sandberg and Kurt Landes are looking forward to an exciting season with commendable performances from their team. Their preseason games have shown promise and their current roster seems to be in a pretty good shape.
The current team coaches are Rod Nichols for pitching. He has worked closely with the pitchers Brian Gordon, Brian Bass, Chance Chapman, Drew Carpenter, Drew Naylor, David Herndon, Jason Grilli, Juan Pérez, Eddie Bonine, Nate Bump, Michael Schwimer, Ryan Feierabend, Scott Mathieson and Vance Worley. The hitting coach of the team Sal Rende is also working hard on technique and precision. The Iron Pigs’ infielders Pete Orr, Kevin Frandsen, Brian Bocock, Josh Barfield, Ronnie Belliard, Jeff Larish and Tagg Bozied are all set to oust their competitors out of the field with their exceptional performance. The outfield is manned by Rich Thompson, Scott Podsednik, Brandon Moss and Delwyn Young. The two catchers of the team are John Suomi and Erik Kratz.
With the new season they have all the odds in their favor. They have an excellent roster to make it a beginning of their winning streak. Their team will be stepping into the field with the fighters’ spirit. This can be the season that IronPigs will remember for a long time. To become a part of this season, order your Iron Pigs tickets now!
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