The Gazette's Brent Briggeman has earned top 10 recognition for breaking news by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
This was the culmination of more than two years of reporting on the tumultuous situation regarding the local Triple-A baseball club.
Brent was first to report the Oct. 2014 affiliation change (the Rockies left, the Brewers had no choice but to come) and then 15 months later Brent unearthed that the team could leave for San Antonio and be replaced by a short-season Rookie League club.
Ultimately, when the events unfolded exactly as Brent had reported, it was that ownership of the story throughout that allowed The Gazette to be first with the news. As the community tried to make sense of what had happened, why it happened and what baseball in the city would look like in the future, The Gazette had the answers on the day we broke the story.
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