Mahoning Valley Scrappers History

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers History
by Malcolm MacMillan
  • Team has been in Niles since 1999
  • Kouzmanoff, Sabathia among notable alumni
The Scrappers' division and league banners are located above the team's press box.

Located a little more than an hour's drive east of Cleveland, the Scrappers have been affiliated with the Indians since joining the New York-Penn League in 1999. They took a spot vacated by the Erie SeaWolves, who moved up to the AA Eastern League.

The Scrappers started out their existence with a bang, winning division titles in their first two years, and earning a league title in 2004. In 12 seasons, the Scrappers have won four total division crowns, and have finished as divisional runners-up four other times. The Scrappers have played at Eastwood Field since their inception.

Notable alumni

Asdrubal Cabrera

Fausto Carmona

Ryan Church

Ben Francisco

Ryan Garko

Kevin Kouzmanoff

Aaron Laffey

Victor Martinez

John McDonald

CC Sabathia