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11 Facts About Triple-A

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Triple-A is the highest level of play in Minor League Baseball in the United States and Mexico.

Minor League Baseball is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball and provide opportunities for player development and a way to prepare for the major leagues.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic in the southern half of North America.

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Before 2008, Triple-A leagues also fielded teams in Canada.

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A total of 30 teams play in the Triple-A International League and Pacific Coast League, with 14 teams in the IL and 16 in the PCL.

The International League is a Minor League Baseball league that operates in the eastern United States and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

The Pacific Coast League is a Minor League Baseball league operating in the Western, Midwestern, and Southeastern United States.

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The MLB-independent Mexican League fields 16 teams.

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Triple-A teams are typically located in large metropolitan areas that do not have Major League Baseball teams, such as Austin, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Columbus, Ohio; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County.

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Interleague play between the International League and Pacific Coast League occurs twice each season.

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In July, each league's All-Star team competes in the Triple-A All-Star Game.

The Triple-A All-Star Game is an annual baseball game sanctioned by Minor League Baseball between professional players from the two affiliated Triple-A leagues—the International League and the Pacific Coast League.

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In September each league's regular season champions play each other in the Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game to determine an overall champion of Triple-A baseball.

The Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game, previously known as the Bricktown Showdown, is a single championship game held annually between the league champions of the International League and Pacific Coast League Triple-A leagues of Minor League Baseball to determine an overall champion of class Triple-A baseball.

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The Triple-A classification was created before the 1946 season.

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Prior to then, the top level of the minors had been designated as Double-A since 1912.

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The modern Double-A classification also dates to 1946, when the former Class A1 level was renamed.

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