The roots of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs can be traced back to Canada. The Ottawa Lynx was the Triple-A affiliate of the Montreal Expos, who later became the Washington Nationals. The Lynx won the International League Championship in 1995. The Baltimore Orioles took over the Lynx when the Expos ceased operations, but it didn't have much of a following in Canada. The Lynx became an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007 and moved to Allentown, Penn., in 2008. The name of the team was changed to the IronPigs as a nod to the iron mills that were so prevalent in Lehigh Valley during the American Industrial Revolution. The first few seasons in Allentown were a struggle, and the team didn't finish above .500 until 2011. That season, former manager and MLB Hall of Fame second baseman, Ryne Sandberg, guided the IronPigs to its first winning season since arriving in Pennsylvania. Grab your Lehigh Valley IronPigs tickets at StubHub.
Who is the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' manager?
Gary Jones took over as the manager for the IronPigs before the 2018 season. Coach Jones was picked to replace Dusty Wathan, who was promoted to the Phillies Major League team after guiding the IronPigs to the playoffs in his only season at the helm. Jones had most recently served as the third base coach for the Chicago Cubs after winning five Manager of the Year awards over the course of his 28-year managerial career. Not only does Jones have five Manager of the Year Awards, he's also been the manager of four league champion teams around Triple-A baseball. Jones was also a part of the 2016 Cubs team that won the World Series. Coach Jones enters this season with a career record of 1190-1102, including a record of 150-130 with the IronPigs.
Where do the Lehigh Valley IronPigs play?
Coca-Cola Park has been the home of the IronPigs since it launched in 2008. Over the course of the 688 games that have been played at Coca-Cola Park, the IronPigs average the highest home attendance of any team around Minor League Baseball at over 9000 fans per game. That average actually exceeds the listed seating capacity for the stadium, which is 8,089. Coca-Cola Stadium has won numerous accolades over the last 12 years, including the Morning Call Reader's Choice Award for Best Sporting Event Venue. FoxNews.com also named the fans of the IronPigs as the best fans in all of Minor League Baseball.
Do the Lehigh Valley IronPigs have any rivals?
The New York Mets and the Phillies have long been rivals. That bad blood has spilled down into their Triple-A affiliates as one the IronPigs' top rivals is the Syracuse Mets. The Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees are another big rival of the IronPigs. There is only 76 miles between the IronPigs and the Railriders' stadium, which contributes to their rivalry.
Have there been any notable players from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs?
Over the course of the last 12 seasons, the IronPigs of Lehigh Valley have put some of the top names in Major League Baseball into the big leagues. Phillies legends such as Shane Victorino, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley all appeared in Allentown. Hard-hitting first baseman Rhys Hoskins and pitcher J.A. Happ are also alumni of the IronPigs.
Where can I buy Lehigh Valley IronPigs tickets?
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