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The Gazette's Brent Briggeman honored by national organization

By: The Gazette
February 27, 2018 Updated: February 27, 2018 at 5:31 pm
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photo - Brent Briggeman Friday, January 22, 2016. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Brent Briggeman Friday, January 22, 2016. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette 

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.

-Triple-A baseball leaving Colorado Springs; Sky Sox will join a new league

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-Elevation and the Sky Sox: Why did it work in the past? Why not now? Why will it in the future?

A crowd of 6,520 watches as the Sky Sox defeat the New Orleans Zephyrs 5-4 Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Security Service Field in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

-Baseball rules change will bring top draft picks to town after Sky Sox switch to Rookie League

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-Attendance leaders among short-season minor league baseball teams

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-A look at the Pioneer League

-Players you should recognize who played in the Pioneer League

 

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