Triple-A World Series
Similar in form to the Junior World Series, the Triple-A World Series was played from 1998 to 2000. Held at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, NV, it pitted the International League and Pacific Coast League champs in a best-of-five series. While ESPN2 televised games, the 11pm EST start time was detrimental to their numbers. Attendance was also lacking - all three Series averaged less than 4,000 fans a game. Plans to play a Series in 2001 were scrapped as the two leagues could not come to an agreement on the format and game sites.
There previously was a Triple-A World Series in 1983, a round-robin series held between the champions of the three Triple-A leagues. Plans to make it an annual event were scrapped in April 1984, when Commissioner Bowie Kuhn objected to playing games in, ironically, Las Vegas.
Triple-A World Series Results
|Year||Winner (League)||Results||Loser (League)|
|1983||Tidewater Tides (IL)||3-1||Portland Beavers (PCL)/Denver Bears (AA)|
|1998||New Orleans Zephyrs (PCL)||3-1||Buffalo Bisons (IL)|
|1999||Vancouver Canadians (PCL)||3-1||Charlotte Knights (IL)|
|2000||Indianapolis Indians (IL)||3-1||Memphis Redbirds (PCL)|