Texas League All Star Game

Tulsa Drillers first baseman Chris Parmelee (41) walks to the clubhouse while fans ask for his autograph after winning the 2019 Texas League All Star Game home run derby at ONEOK Field June 25. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World

For the fourth time, the Tulsa Drillers have won Baseball America’s Bob Freitas Award for being the top Double-A franchise in 2019.

No other team has captured the award four times. The Drillers also won it in 1992, 2005 and 2013. They will receive the award during next week’s Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego.

The Freitas awards have been presented annually since 1989 to the top franchises in each of the four levels of Minor League Baseball to honor clubs that show sustained excellence in the business of pro baseball.

In 2019, the Drillers completed their 10th season at ONEOK Field and have drawn a total attendance at about 3.8 million fans. The Drillers have reached the Texas League Championship Series the past three years.

— Barry Lewis,

Tulsa World