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The Columbus Clippers are a minor league baseball team based in Columbusmarker, Ohiomarker. 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 Countymarker, Ohio.

From to , the Clippers played in Cooper Stadiummarker, 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 Parkmarker, located at the corner of Neil Ave. and Nationwide Blvd. in the Arena Districtmarker of Columbus.

The Clippers franchise began play in as an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, changing its affiliation to the New York Yankees in , beginning a 28-year relationship that ended in . An affiliation with the Washington Nationals lasted from to . A four-year affiliation with the Cleveland Indians was announced on September 18, 2008.

Championships

The Clippers have won the Governors' Cup, the International League championship, seven times, and played in the championship series 10 times.

Current roster

Notable alumni



Columbus Jets (1955-70)

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) and since then in the International League. The first IL team in Ohio's capital, the Columbus Jets, was the transplanted Ottawa Athletics. While playing for its first two seasons as the top farm club of the lowly 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 Virginiamarker, as the Charleston Charlies in 1971, but the Pirates, still owned by the Galbreath family, would return with the Clippers in 1977.

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