Mahoning Valley Scrappers
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.
|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|
|League titles (1)||2004|
|Division titles (6)|
|Nickname||Mahoning Valley Scrappers (1999–present)|
|Colors||Navy blue, gold, silver|
|Ballpark||Eastwood Field (1999–present)|
|General Manager||Jordan Taylor|
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|
|2014||Indians||Ted Kubiak||33-42, 5th place Pinckney|
|2015||Indians||Travis Fryman||31-44, 6th place Pinckney|
|2016||Indians||Edwin Rodriguez||37-38, 4th place Pinckney|
|2017||Indians||Luke Carlin||44-29, 1st place Pinckney|
|2018||Indians||Jim Pankovits||42-33, 1st place Pinckney|
|2019||Indians||Jim Pankovits||37-39, 4th 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 ValleyCats, 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
- 2017: Lost to Vermont Lake Monsters, 2 games to 0
- 2018: Lost to Tri-City ValleyCats, 2 games to 0
Mahoning Valley Scrappers roster
Broadcasters and radio
Austin Pollack was named the play-by-play broadcaster in January 2015. Pollack will broadcast all 76 games for the Scrappers. Warren, Ohio station WHKZ (1440 AM The Word) broadcast Scrappers games in 2013.
Warren, Ohio station WHTX (1570 AM) broadcast Scrappers games from 2010 to 2012.
Youngstown, Ohio station WNIO (1390 AM) broadcast Scrappers games from 2002 to 2009.
Former Channel 27 news anchor Robb Schmidt, is the current P.A. announcer. Schmidt took over 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.
Mike Pilch called their games in 2006 and 2007 while the broadcasts right were with Clear Channel.
Youngstown, Ohio station WBBW (1240 AM) originally broadcast Scrappers games from 1999 to 2001 with John Batcho calling the games.
Greg Allen (Indians) Josh Bard (Mariners) Shane Bieber (Indians) Jordan Brown (Indians) Asdrúbal Cabrera (Indians) Fausto Carmona (Indians) Lonnie Chisenhall (Indians) Ryan Church (Diamondbacks) José Constanza (Braves) Trevor Crowe (Indians) Chad Durbin (Indians) Ben Francisco (Phillies) Ryan Garko (Rangers) Chris Gimenez (Indians) Erik González (Indians) David Huff (Indians) Joe Inglett (Astros) Josh Judy (Indians) Jason Kipnis (Indians) Kevin Kouzmanoff (Athletics) Aaron Laffey (Mariners) Jensen Lewis (Indians) Francisco Lindor (Indians) Héctor Luna (Marlins) Víctor Martinez (Tigers) John McDonald (Blue Jays) Francisco Mejía (Indians) Tyler Naquin (Indians) Cord Phelps (Indians) Jose Ramirez (Indians) CC Sabathia (Yankees) Anthony Santander (Orioles) Tony Sipp (Indians) Mitch Talbot (Indians) Brian Tallet (Cardinals) Josh Tomlin (Indians) Wyatt Toregas (Pirates) Joey Wendle (Athletics) Tony Wolters (Rockies) Bradley Zimmer (Indians)
- 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