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The Arizona Fall League is a minor league baseball league which operates during the Fall in Arizona at three spring training complexes. Each August, Major League Baseball clubs hold a position draft to determine the players who will go to Arizona. Most are AA and AAA Minor League players. Each club can opt to send one player considered a Class A player. Only one foreign player is allowed, but only if that player does not come from a region that participates in winter ball. A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Official languages English Only State Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ...


The Arizona Fall League teams are not exclusive affiliates of any one team; instead, each MLB team provides six players who team up to fill the 30-man roster of each team. MLB teams also send coaches. The affiliations generally change every year.


A number of famous ballplayers have had stints in the Arizona Fall League. In 1992, a player named Ernest Jeter, later to change his name to Derek Jeter, was the league's player of the year. In 1994, the league got worldwide attention as Michael Jordan's first professional baseball league, when he played for the Scottsdale Scorpions. Other notable ballplayers who have played at one time in the Arizona Fall League include Nomar Garciaparra and Albert Pujols. Over sixty percent of the players who are sent to the league make the majors. 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (June 26, 1974 - ) is an American baseball player and the current starting shortstop for the New York Yankees and a six-time All-Star. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York) is a former National Basketball Association player, and is considered by many the greatest basketball player of all time. ... Anthony Nomar Garciaparra (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California) was one of the premier shortstops in major league baseball. ... José Albert Pujols (born January 16, 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player with the St. ...


Games are played at Scottsdale Stadium, Peoria Sports Complex and HoHoKam Park. Scottsdale Stadium is a baseball field located in Scottsdale, Arizona. ... Peoria Sports Complex is a baseball field located in Peoria, Arizona. ... HoHoKam Park is a baseball field located in Mesa, Arizona. ...


Current member teams:

  • Grand Canyon Rafters
  • Mesa Solar Sox
  • Peoria Javelinas
  • Peoria Saguaros
  • Phoenix Desert Dogs
  • Scottsdale Scorpions
Arizona Fall League
American Division National Division
Mesa Solar Sox | Peoria Saguaros | Scottsdale Scorpions Grand Canyon Rafters | Peoria Javelinas | Phoenix Desert Dogs

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Encyclopedia: Arizona Fall League (577 words)
The Arizona Fall League is a minor league baseball league which operates during the Fall in Arizona at three spring training complexes.
The Arizona Fall League teams are not exclusive affiliates of any one team; instead, each MLB team provides six players who team up to fill the 30-man roster of each team.
Arizona sports The Scottsdale Scorpions are an Arizona Fall League baseball team located in the affluent Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale.
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