|Founded in 1977, the Columbus Clippers rounded the bases as an affiliate team of the Pittsburgh Pirates, a Triple-A team playing in the International League, the highest level of play in minor league baseball. Two years later, they changed their affiliation to the New York Yankees. The move marked a 28-year relationship with the Yankees. From 2007-08, the Columbus Clippers played for the Washington Nationals, before becoming the Cleveland Indians Triple-A affiliate in 2009. The Columbus Clippers are the Class Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and play in the West Division of the International League. Don’t miss your chance to see your team round the bases; buy your Columbus Clippers baseball tickets today!|
Cooper Stadium, or the "The Coop," was the Columbus, Ohio-based team’s home field until 2009. The Clippers last game at Cooper Stadium was a sellout game, with 16,777 fans filling the stadium on September 1, 2008. In 2009, the team moved to their current home in Huntington Park.
Before the move, the 1992 team set a franchise record with 95 wins. Coach Rick Down led the Clippers to three back-to-back International League Western Division titles and two consecutive Governor’s Cup championships. Success followed the minor league team into throughout the 90s and into the next decade.
Columbus has racked up a number of International League Championships (1979, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1996, 2010), having some of the game’s greatest talents lining their roster. Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Alfonso Soriano, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera helped chart new territory for Columbus, leading the way for continued success.
In 2010, the Clippers took down the Tacoma Rainers, 12-6 and won the Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game. The following year the team won consecutive Governors Cup championships for the first time since 1992. That same year, they defeated the Omaha Storm Chasers in the Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game to win their second Triple-A baseball title. In 2012, Forbes ranked the Clippers as the 4th most valuable franchise in Minor League Baseball.
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