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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....

IMG Academy trainee McCutchen wins National League MVP by a landslide

IMG trained McCutchen named NL MVP!
On November 14, Andrew McCutchen was named MLB’s National League MVP by a landslide, receiving 28 of 30 first place votes, and becoming the first Pirate to earn the award since Barry Bonds in 1992.The 2013 All-Star finished the regular season as the Pirates’ leader...

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...

Pittsburgh Pirates trio training at IMG Academy

Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, and Neil Walker are training at IMG Academy in preparation for the 2013 season
Pittsburgh Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen conducted his offseason training at IMG Academy last year and went on to have the best year of his career. McCutchen took home the Rawlings Gold Glove for defense, and finished third in voting for the National League...