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AirHogs Re-Sign Brian Myrow

April 11, 2013 - American Association (AA) - Grand Prairie AirHogs News Release

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - The Grand Prairie AirHogs announced that the team has signed Brian Myrow to a contract for the 2013 season.

Myrow had a spectacular 2012 season that ended with a deserved honor for the Grand Prairie AirHogs veteran, who was named as the first baseman on the American Association's postseason All-Star team.

Myrow started only nine games at first, along with two at second, 23 at third, nine in either right or left and 49 games as the AirHogs' designated hitter, but he was able to fill voids at each position when the AirHogs battled injuries throughout the 2012 season.

But the lefty-swinging Texan did most of his talking in 2012 with his bat, hitting .364 with 12 home runs and 63 RBIs. The batting average was good for second in the American Association. Myrow was also tied for third with 31 doubles, second with 75 walks and led the league with 10 intentional walks, tying an American Association record. He also tied the league record for most walks in a game (five) and intentional walks in a game (three) in the 15-inning game that was suspended against El Paso on August 17 and concluded on August 19.

He also hit for the cycle in Laredo on July 10, 2012 - the first AirHog to do so in the five years of the team's existence as well as the first time Myrow had done it in his career.

The native of Saginaw, Texas, who played baseball at Burleson High School in the metroplex, also led the league in on-base percentage (.490) and slugging percentage (.608).

Myrow spent parts of three seasons in the Major Leagues, with the Dodgers in 2005 and the Padres in 2007 and 2008. He was with the Winnipeg Goldeyes in 2011 before being acquired by the AirHogs in an offseason trade.

The 2011 American Association Champion Grand Prairie AirHogs open the 2013 season on Friday, May 17 at QuikTrip Park against the 2012 American Association Champion Winnipeg Goldeyes at 7:05 p.m. Check back at the team's official Web site www.airhogsbaseball.com for any other off-season news as develops. For information on 2013 tickets, promotions, advertising, and other opportunities with the AirHogs, check out the Web site as well, or call the QuikTrip Park office at (972) 504-9383.

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