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MLB Playoff Contenders Carry IMG Academy Connections

The Major League Baseball postseason gets underway on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and several teams have IMG Academy connections. Leading the way is alumnus John Ryan Murphy of the New York Yankees. The IMG Academy class of 2009 grad leads all Yankees in batting average (min....

Trio of IMG Academy trainees, McCutchen, Alvarez and Walker, lead Pittsburgh Pirates to best season in two decades

IMG Academy trainees lead Pirates to best season in 20+ years
The Pittsburgh Pirates are the hottest team in baseball right now, leading the Majors with a 65-42 overall record. More impressively, the Buccos have entered the month of August with a record above .500 and in first place of the National League Central Division for...

Pirates Josh Bell: His message rings loud, clear

IMG Academy trainee Josh Bell seeing early success
By Michael Sanserino / Pittsburgh Post-GazetteCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- There hasn't been any hesitation from Josh Bell this season. Not on the basepaths. Not in the outfield.Bell, one of the Pirates' most promising prospects, trusts his body again, more than one year...

Getting to know... Pittsburgh Pirates Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez

Learn more about two of the Pittsburgh Pirates doing winter training at IMG Academy!
Both 1st-round picks, Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez embody the "new" Pittsburgh Pirates. Infused with young talent, led by MVP candidate Andrew McCutchen, the Pirates are hoping the nucleus can return them to glory. With all three players doing winter training at...

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