The New York-Penn League was a minor league which operated from 1939-2020. Since 1958, NY-Penn League clubs at Auburn’s Falcon Park have been community owned by Auburn Community Baseball. Auburn has hosted several NY-Penn League clubs but the longest relationship was with the National League’s Houston Astros.
The Auburn Astros formed in 1982 and, although re-branded as the Auburn Doubledays in 1996, the partnership with the Houston Astros lasted through the 2000 season.
Fun Fact: Jeff Datz, an Indians, Orioles, and Mariners coach, played for the Auburn Astros in 1982 and 1984. As of 2011, Datz is the only former member of the Auburn Astros to reach MLB as both a player and a coach.
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