The Triple-A Classic was a postseason championship series held annually between the league champions of the American Association (AA) and International League (IL) Triple-A leagues of Minor League Baseball from 1988 to 1991 as a part of the Triple-A Alliance.The championship consisted of a best-of-seven series of games to determine a champion. All four Triple-A Classics were won by American Association teams.
|Year||Winning team (MLB affiliation)||League||Score||Losing team (MLB affiliation)||League||Ref.|
|1988||Indianapolis Indians (MON)||AA||4–2||Rochester Red Wings (BAL)||IL|
|1989||Indianapolis Indians (MON)||AA||4–0||Richmond Braves (ATL)||IL|
|1990||Omaha Royals (KC)||AA||4–1||Rochester Red Wings (BAL)||IL|
|1991||Denver Zephyrs (MIL)||AA||4–1||Columbus Clippers (NYY)||IL|
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