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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...

Four IMG Academy trainees named to MLB All-Star rosters!

Trainees Pedro Alvarez, Joe Mauer, Andrew McCutchen and Joey Votto named 2013 MLB All-Stars
After helping lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to one of the best first-half records in baseball, IMG Academy trainees Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez were named 2013 MLB All-Stars. It's the third All-Star selection for McCutchen and the first for Alvarez. Past MVP...

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...