TEAM OF THE WEEK: AKRON RUBBERDUCKS

8018_akron_rubberducks-primary-2014Sport:  Baseball

League:  Eastern League (Class AA)

The Akron Rubberducks play minor league baseball in Akron, Ohio.  Their home field is Canal Park.   They were originally known as the Akron Aeros from 1997 until October 2013 when they changed their name to the RubberDucks.   The nickname was chosen due Akron’s history in the rubber industry.  They have been the affiliate of the Cleveland Indians since 1997.20140411_Game_Action_24_Lindor_640360_yey12i2j_5dog7di3

The Rubberducks are currently in first place of the Western Division with a record of 12-7.

Arkon will host the 2016 Eastern League All-Star Game on July 13th.

The RubberDucks are managed by David Wallace.  Wallace played catcher for several minor league teams from 2002-2008.  He was born in Brentwood, Tennessee and attended Vanderbilt University.

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