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Minor League Baseball On Facebook: New York-Penn League


AllFacebook’s look at the Facebook pages of Minor League Baseball teams continues with the New York-Penn League, a short-season class-A league.

Class A is the lowest level in the minor-league system, and the two short-season class-A leagues are where the least advanced prospects start out.

Following is a look at the Facebook pages of the 14 New York-Penn League teams, in order of likes.

Brooklyn Cyclones

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynCyclones

Likes: 25,983

Major League affiliation: New York Mets

Notable features: The ball club is using Facebook to promote its Cyclones Baseball Camp for Kids. The team is also running a promotion whereby the purchase of $ 100 worth of Cyclones tickets for any game(s) during the 2013 season will give fans $ 25 in Cyclones cash to be used on food, beverage, or merchandise at MCU Park.

Hudson Valley Renegades

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HVRenegades

Likes: 14,599

Major League affiliation: Tampa Bay Rays

Notable features: Fans can purchase tickets directly via the Renegades’ Facebook page. There is also a link to the team store.

Staten Island Yankees

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StatenIslandYankees

Likes: 11,994

Major League affiliation: New York Yankees

Notable features: The club selects a fan of the week, and its Facebook page also hosts a dedicated videos section.

Lowell Spinners

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SpinnersBaseball

Likes: 10,370

Major League affiliation: Boston Red Sox

Notable features: Fans can purchase tickets directly via the team’s Facebook page. Also, former Boston Celtics National Basketball Association player Brian Scalabrine will perform several functions for the Spinners for Brian Scalabrine Gets Put to Work, this coming Friday.

Aberdeen IronBirds

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AberdeenIronBirds

Likes: 10,161

Major League affiliation: Baltimore Orioles

Notable features: Fans can purchase tickets directly via the ball club’s Facebook page. The team is also allowing fans to choose which flavors of Rita’s ice it will serve at the ballpark.

Tri-City ValleyCats

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/valleycats

Likes: 8,223

Major League affiliation: Houston Astros

Notable features: Fans can purchase tickets directly via the ValleyCats’ page. The page is also home to the ‘Cats Corner Blog.

State College Spikes

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/statecollegespikes

Likes: 6,875

Major League affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals

Notable features: Fans can purchase tickets directly via the team’s page. The page also features a tab under which its YouTube videos can be viewed.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mvscrappers

Likes: 6,169

Major League affiliation: Cleveland Indians

Notable features: The Scrappers’ Instagram feed can be accessed via a tab powered by Statigram.

Jamestown Jammers

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JammersBaseball

Likes: 6,133

Major League affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates

Notable features: Fans can enter to win four flex tickets to any Jammers game.

Auburn Doubledays

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAuburnDoubledays

Likes: 5,825

Major League affiliation: Washington Nationals

Notable features: Social Media Saturdays.

Connecticut Tigers

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/connecticuttigers

Likes: 3,863

Major League affiliation: Detroit Tigers

Notable features: The Tigers’ Instagram feed can be accessed via a tab powered by Statigram.

Williamsport Crosscutters

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/williamsportcrosscutters

Likes: 2,370

Major League affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies

Notable features: Social Media Night.

Batavia Muckdogs

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BataviaMuckdogs

Likes: 2,122

Major League affiliation: Miami Marlins

Notable features: Cy Young Award winners Vern Law and Jim Perry will sign autographs at the ballpark July 15 and 23, respectively.

Vermont Lake Monsters

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LakeMonstersVT

Likes: 1,975

Major League affiliation: Oakland A’s

Notable features: The Lake Monsters’ Twitter feed is available via a tab on the team’s page.

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