Ohio baseball fan’s may wonder how the minor league Aeros came about. With aeronautics pioneers Neil Armstrong, one of the first men to set foot on the moon and the Wright brothers were both said to have come from Akron. The team thought of no better way to honor them and come up with a unique and catchy name then with the Aeros. That’s how the name Akron Aeros name came about – a minor league baseball team based in Akron, Ohio. The team that plays in the Eastern League is a Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Minor League baseball and the Eastern League are feeders to the MLB teams including the Cleveland Indians. Minor League baseball is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas. Teams within the minor leagues are usually affiliated with a major league team and Akron Aeros is affiliated with Cleveland Indians. This affiliation is through a Player Development Contract (PDC).
The Eastern League is where all the minor leagues play. These minor leagues provide opportunities for player development and operate as independent businesses. This is the case of the Omaha Storm Chasers which is a Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and the Columbus Clippers as an affiliate of Washington Nationals. Both Kansas City Royals and Washington Nationals have strong farm systems. Baseball has one of the best systems for player development. Bring the family out to the Akron Aeros and buy your tickets today.