Ottawa Lynx Tickets
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The Ottawa Lynx was a name of a minor league baseball team, which had competed in the Triple-A International League (IL) from the years of 1993 to 2007. The Lynx Stadium was the home ground of the team in Ottawa of Ontario.
The history of the fifteen years of the team suggests that it was the Triple-A Minor League affiliate of the Montreal Expos, Baltimore Orioles, and Philadelphia Phillies. It was the only team with the IL franchise, which was based in Canada.
The league had suggested negotiating the sale of the team on seeing the conditions. The new owners have moved the team to Allentown, Pennsylvania beginning with the 2008 season; there it has got the name of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
The club had seen a lot of decline in the fan base in the home ground;, and it was not able to attract the people on a large scale. It was one of the basic factors for the relocation of the team. The Canadian-American (Can-Am) League has placed a team in Ottawa, called the Rapids, for the 2008 season.
The history of the Lynx tells us that an Ottawa based businessman, Howard Darwin was successful in applying to the IL for an expansion franchise to begin play in 1993. The Lynx became the second IL franchise to play in Ottawa, after the former Ottawa Giants and Ottawa Athletics of the 1950s.
The Lynx began to play in the year of 1993, serving as the top farm team for the Montreal Expos. The team won its sole International League championship in 1995. The team had such great players at the time like Rondell White, Cliff Floyd, Matt Stairs, Kirk Rueter, and F.P. Santangelo.
The Lynx had a shift in the ownership in the year of 2000, and at later stage in 2003; they were not asured about the future of the team with Monteal Expos or Major League Baseball. It had forced them to find another partner and became the Triple ?A' affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
The International League granted permission to continue negotiations to sell the ballclub on the August 28-2006. Joe Finley and Craig Stein had obtained the right to operate the new entity. Allentown, Pennsylvania. It was well known at the time, and reported in the Allentown media, that Finley and Stein wanted to move the team to Allentown of Pennsylvania. It was the place, where Allentown's new Coca-Cola Park was being built as the team's home ballpark.
The team had played its last game in Ottawa on the 3rd of September- 2007, which it had lost to Syracuse 8-5. The governors of the International League in accordance had approved Tuesday the sale of part ownership in Ottawa's triple-A baseball team, making Pennsylvania businessmen Joseph Finley and Craig Stein majority owners of the team.
The current owner Ray Pecor of Vermont will retain a minority stake in a team he bought in 2000. The Lynx will remain in Ottawa for one more season, as a farm team for the Philadelphia Phillies. It will stay in the International League, a group of 14 teams from across North America which plays at one level below the Phillies and the other teams in the Major League.