Regular season: Mark Gergel joined the league as a full-time manager, skippering the Destin Beach Bums, after taking over the English franchise in mid-2013 from Rick Lackey.
Hickory traded up to get the No. 1 pick from Destin and chose Jose Fernandez.
Chatfield, South Grand Prairie and Savannah captured divisional titles, with Bismarck, Iowa and Margaritaville joining them in the playoffs as wild-card teams.
Postseason: South Grand Prairie won its third World Series crown, coming back from a 3-0 deficit against Chatfield. Chatfield had won seven straight postseason games without a loss, after ousting Iowa in four straight, while the Warriors had to escape a seven-game thriller against Margaritaville. The Volcanoes had beaten Savannah in seven games in a first-round matchup, while Iowa had ousted Bismarck in five games.