2000 Triple-A World Series

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The 2000 Triple-A World Series was the third meeting between the champions of the Pacific Coast League and International League in a postseason series. The Memphis Redbirds won their first PCL title in team history, while the Indianapolis Indians won the International League's Governors' Cup for the first time since 1963.

The entire series was played at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, NV. The event was plagued by poor attendance. Santiago Perez was named series MVP.

In game four, Horacio Estrada locked up the Series with 8 innings of 4-hit work; Bob Scanlan got the save. Jose Fernandez was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI for the winners.

Overall, Santiago Perez was 6 for 13 with a double, 2 homers, 2 steals, 4 runs and 3 RBI for Indianapolis while Norberto Martin hit .444 and Rafael Roque tossed 8 shutout innings.

For Memphis, Keith McDonald hit .417 and Larry Sutton blasted three homers, driving in five.

To date, this is the final World Series. Attempts to organize a 2001 Series failed when the IL and PCL couldn't agree on a series format and location. The two leagues decided to try a single-game championship format in 2006, known as the Bricktown Showdown.

Memphis vs. Indianapolis
Date Away Home
September 18 Indianapolis 8 Memphis 3
September 19 Memphis 2 Indianapolis 3
September 20 Indianapolis 4 Memphis 11
September 21 Memphis 2 Indianapolis 9
Indianapolis wins series 3-1

Sources include 2001 Baseball Almanac

External Links[edit]

Triple-A World Series history – Triple-A Baseball.com

Triple-A World Series history – Wikipedia