Daytona Cubs named Minor League Team of Year

Daytona Cubs named Minor League Team of Year
December 4, 2013, 2:30 pm
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By Charlie Roumeliotis

After capturing the Class-A Florida State League championship in September, the Daytona Cubs have been named Baseball America's Minor League Team of the Year.

The season included memorable moments such as a four-homer game by Cubs top prospect, Javier Baez, two no-hitters — one of which was the first nine-inning no-hitter in 19 seasons and the other of which was completed six days later following a suspended game — and a dominant second half with a 40-20 record.

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“I’ve been in professional baseball for 31 years, and there was stuff I hadn’t seen in either forever or a long time,” said manager Dave Keller.

Daytona also carried the most prospects in the franchise's 20-year existence as the Cubs affiliate.

“Coming together as a team, it was a very good season from that aspect,” first baseman Dustin Geiger said. “They meshed very well with everybody in the locker room and everyone can see the final outcome—a championship.”