Mahoning Valley Scrappers
|Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Founded in 1999
|Current||Short-Season A (1999–Present)|
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||New York–Penn League (1999–Present)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Current||Cleveland Indians (1999–Present)|
|Minor league titles|
|Division titles||1999, 2000, 2004, 2009|
|Nickname||Mahoning Valley Scrappers (1999–Present)|
|Ballpark||Eastwood Field (1999–Present)|
|General manager||Jordan Taylor|
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are a minor league baseball team based in Niles, Ohio, a city in the valley of the Mahoning River. The Scrappers play in the Pinckney Division of the Short-Season A classification New York–Penn League and are affiliated with the Cleveland Indians. In 2004, the Scrappers won the New York–Penn League championship.
The Scrappers' home field is Eastwood Field, opened in 1999 as Cafaro Field, located behind the Eastwood Mall on U.S. Highway 422. In their first six seasons, the Scrappers averaged over 4,000 fans per game.
Season By Season Results
|1999||Indians||Ted Kubiak||43-33, 1st place McNamara|
|2000||Indians||Ted Kubiak||48-28, 1st place Pinckney|
|2001||Indians||Dave Turgeon||26-49, 7th place Pinckney-Stedler|
|2002||Indians||Chris Bando||46-30, 2nd place Pinckney|
|2003||Indians||Ted Kubiak||38-36, 2nd place Pinckney|
|2004||Indians||Mike Sarbaugh||42-34, 2nd place Pinckney|
|2005||Indians||Rouglas Odor||33-43, 3rd place Pinckney|
|2006||Indians||Rouglas Odor||36-34, 3rd place Pinckney|
|2007||Indians||Tim Laker||37-37, 2nd place Pinckney|
|2008||Indians||Travis Fryman||31-44, 5th place Pinckney|
|2009||Indians||Travis Fryman||49-27, 1st place Pinckney|
|2010||Indians||Travis Fryman||30-46, 6th place Pinckney|
|2011||Indians||David Wallace||41-34, 3rd place Pinckney|
|2012||Indians||Ted Kubiak||30-45, 5th place Pinckney|
|2013||Indians||Ted Kubiak||30-44, 5th place Pinckney|
- 1999: Defeated Batavia Muckdogs, 2 games to 0; lost to Hudson Valley Renegades, 2 games to 1, in NYPL Championship Series
- 2000: Defeated Batavia Muckdogs, 2 games to 0; lost to Staten Island Yankees, 2 games to 1, in NYPL Championship Series
- 2004: Defeated Auburn Doubledays, 2 games to 0; defeated Tri-City Valley Cats, 2 games to 0, in NYPL Championship Series
- 2009: Defeated Brooklyn Cyclones, 2 games to 0; lost to Staten Island Yankees, 2 games to 1 in NYPL Championship Series
Mahoning Valley Scrappers roster
Broadcasters and Radio
Tim Pozsgai will return to the radio booth in 2014 for his third season in Mahoning Valley as the "voice of the Scrappers".
Warren, Ohio station WHKZ (1440 AM The Word) broadcast Scrappers games in 2013.
For the 2012 season, Tim Pozsgai will serve as the "voice of the Scrappers".
Youngstown, Ohio station WNIO (1390 AM) broadcast Scrappers games from 2002 to 2009.
Channel 27's Chad Krispinsky was the Voice of the Scrappers in 2001 and 2002. Youngstown State and IBM Sports broadcaster Mike Pilch called their games in 2006 and 2007 while the broadcasts right were with Clear Channel.
Krispinsky also served as the teams Public Address announcer during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. Fellow Channel 27 news anchor Robb Schmidt, is the current P.A. announcer. Schmidt assumed the position from John Brown, who was a communications student at Youngstown State University and served as announcer in 2009 and 2010. Brown replaced current Cleveland Indians announcer Ryan Pritt.
Youngstown, Ohio station WBBW (1240 AM) originally broadcast Scrappers games from 1999 to 2001.
John Batcho, known as "Mr. Sports" on Y103 WYFM-FM was the first and original voice of the Scrappers doing the play by play duties in the inaugural season of 1999 with Lou Bezjak on color commentary which featured the likes of future prominent Major Leaguers, C.C. Sabathia and Victor Martinez under Manager Ted Kubiak. This team would eventually make its way to the NYP League Championship series only to fall two games to one in a showdown series with Josh Hamilton and the Hudson Valley Renegades.
- List includes players on MLB rosters in 2010 and 2011
- Stats | New York-Penn League Stats. Minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-21.
- Indians announce 2010 staff alignment for player development system | indians.com: Official Info. Cleveland.indians.mlb.com (2013-05-24). Retrieved on 2013-08-21.
- Mahoning Valley Scrappers Field Staff
- Article | Mahoning Valley Scrappers News. Minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-21.
- Article | Mahoning Valley Scrappers News. Minorleaguebaseball.com (2009-09-17). Retrieved on 2013-08-21.
- 2014 Scrappers Games to Broadcast on Sports Radio 1240 AM Presented by M.V.P.B.A. Scrappers Backers
- Scrappers Games to Broadcast on 1570 WHTX
- Mahoning Valley Scrappers Web site
- Mahoning Valley Scrappers on MILB.com
- Old Mahoning Valley Scrappers Where They Are Now
- Scrappers Pitchers Combine for No-Hitter
- Full list of Scrappers alumni to play in Major League Baseball
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