Space Cowboys, IronPigs, & Mud Hens: Triple A Baseball Affiliates

Space Cowboys, IronPigs, & Mud Hens: Triple A Baseball Affiliates

In MLB, there is a farm system. Each team has minor league teams that all players try to progress through to get to the 'Big Leagues'. These levels start out at 'Single A', move on to 'Double A', and then progress to 'Triple A'. Certain teams like the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs have Triple A teams with the names Red Sox and Cubs. However, most minor league teams have nicknames that are different from the MLB team to which they are associated, and some of them are hilarious. Let's now test your knowledge of these Triple A franchise names. I will provide to you the name of the MLB team and you will then identify which team is their Triple A affiliate. Batter Up!

Los Angeles Angels:

Detroit Tigers:

Pittsburgh Pirates:

San Diego Padres:

Philadelphia Phillies:

Arizona Diamondbacks:

San Franscisco Giants:

Tampa Bay Rays:

Milwaukee Bucks:

Oakland Athletics:

Washington Nationals:

New York Yankees:

Baltimore Orioles:

Cincinnati Reds:

Miami Marlins:

Houston Astros:

Colorado Rockies:

Minnesota Twins:

Seattle Mariners:

Chicago White Sox:

Atlanta Braves:

Kansas City Royals:

Cleveland Guardians:

Texas Rangers:

Toronto Blue Jays:

Space Cowboys, IronPigs, & Mud Hens: Triple A Baseball Affiliates

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.