Monday, September 19, 2011

Congratulations to the 2011 Carolina League Champion Frederick Keys!

The Frederick Keys, the Orioles' hi A affiliate, won the Carolina League Championship on Saturday night as they took down the Kinston Indians three games to one. It's the first title won by one of the O's nearby affiliates since I got into following the Orioles' minor leagues in 2008. While I only made it out to Frederick for about five games this season, it's still exciting to know that some of the young players in the Orioles farm system will be accustomed to winning by the time they reach Baltimore. And maybe, just maybe, things like that can build the Orioles into a winner. It never hurts to be optimistic, right?

To celebrate the championship, here are the autographs I have of everyone on their 2011 playoff roster. (I'm only missing outfielder, Glynn Davis, a late season call-up from the short season Aberdeen Ironbirds.) I'm using their signed 2011 Orioles Minor League issues whenever possible.

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Catchers




 Infielders








Outfielders



Everybody shake your Keys! Congrats Guys!

2 comments:

Paul said...

It's always nice to see success at the minor league level. It may not translate in the big leagues, but hope for "next year" is usually pretty important no matter what team you root for.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Totally agree Paul. But especially when you root for a perennial loser like the O's!