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The Greensboro Grasshoppers, who played in the High-A East League championship series in September, were fourth out of all Class A teams in the minor league in 2021.


KENNETH FERRIERA, NEWS & RECORD

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GREENSBORO – The Greensboro Grasshoppers were selected as the Class A winners of an award recognizing the excellence of the franchise in lower division baseball.

The Bob Freitas Award, named in honor of a longtime ambassador for the minor league, recognizes attendance, long-term stability, and commitment to the community. The Frietas Award is Greensboro’s second award after the 2008 award.

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“The Bob Freitas Award is one of the most prestigious awards in minor league baseball and we are honored and honored to win this award again,” said Donald Moore, President and General Manager of Grasshoppers, in a press release. “It pays tribute to the tremendous support we have received from our community and to the dedication of our people in making First National Bank Field a great venue.”

The Grasshoppers drew 225,905 fans in 2021 despite a shortened season and initial viewer restrictions due to COVID-19. The franchise took fourth place out of 60 Class A teams. Greensboro will open the 2022 season at home on April 8 against the Rome daughter of world champion Atlanta Braves.

“The Freitas Award is our chance to honor the entire operation of a MiLB club, from the team owner to all match day staff,” said JJ Cooper, editor of Baseball America, in a press release. “The Grasshoppers have always been a gem of the company and an important anchor for the revitalized inner city of the city. Because of this, they were an easy choice this year as our class A winners. “

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