The Columbus Clippers are a minor league baseball team based in Columbus, Ohio. The team plays in the International League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The team is owned by the government of Franklin County, Ohio.

From Template:By to Template:By, the Clippers played in Cooper Stadium, which was known as Franklin County Stadium until 1984. The final game at "The Coop" was played on September 1, 2008 in front of a sellout crowd of 16,777. It was the third largest audience in stadium history. In 2009, the Clippers began playing in Huntington Park, located at the corner of Neil Ave. and Nationwide Blvd. in the Arena District of Columbus.

The Clippers franchise began play in Template:By as an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, changing its affiliation to the New York Yankees in Template:By, beginning a 28-year relationship that ended in Template:By. An affiliation with the Washington Nationals lasted from Template:By to Template:By. A four-year affiliation with the Cleveland Indians was announced on September 18, 2008.[1] Columbus defeated the Tacoma Rainiers 12–6 on September 21, 2010, to win the Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game.


The Clippers have won the Governors' Cup, the International League championship, eight times, and played in the championship series 11 times.

Current rosterEdit

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Notable alumniEdit

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Columbus Jets (1955-70)Edit

Except for six seasons — 1971-76 — Columbus has been represented in the highest levels of minor league baseball since 1902, at first in the American Association (1902-54) by the Columbus Senators and Columbus Red Birds, and since then in the International League. The first IL team in Ohio's capital, the Columbus Jets, was the transplanted Ottawa Athletics which moved to Columbus in 1955. While playing for its first two seasons as the top farm club of the Kansas City Athletics, the Jets spent the next 14 years as a top affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates (whose owner, John Galbreath, hailed from Columbus). The franchise moved to Charleston, West Virginia, as the Charleston Charlies in 1971, but the Pirates, still owned by the Galbreath family, would return the franchise to Columbus in 1977, becoming the Clippers.

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