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It’s the ‘West Virginia Black Bears’

New York-Penn League LogoAfter more than 2,500 suggestions and over 10,000 fan votes online, Rich Baseball Operations announced today that the “West Virginia Black Bears” has been chosen as the name of their new (relocating Jamestown Jammers) Single-A New York-Penn League franchise in Morgantown (WV).  Read more here.  The team’s website can be found at WestVirginiaBlackBears.com.  You can follow Continue reading

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GM and Assistant GM Named in Morgantown

Jamestown Jammers LogoRich Baseball Operations announced on Thursday that they have appointed Matthew Drayer as general manager of the relocating Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) that will begin play in Morgantown (WV) in 2015.  John Pogorzelski has been named as assistant GM and sales manager.  Read more here.

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Deadline Friday for Morgantown Name-the-Team Contest

Morgantown Name the Team ContestFriday, Oct. 17, is the deadline for fans to vote for one of 10 possible names for the soon-to-be-rebranded Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) relocating to Morgantown (WV), including Black Bears, Black Diamonds, Canaries, Coal Kings, Coal Sox, The Energy, Moonshiners, Muskets, Wild Ones, and The Wonder.  Click here to learn more about the names and make your pick.

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Ceremony Yesterday, Inaugural Game Tonight for FXFL’s Brooklyn Bolts at MCU Park

Brooklyn Cyclones LogoBrooklyn Bolts LogoPRESS RELEASE – In 2001, MCU Park opened its doors and the Brooklyn Cyclones brought professional sports back to the borough for the first time in over 40 years. Now, Coney Island will once again play host to a historic moment in Brooklyn sports lore when the Brooklyn Bolts bring professional football back to the borough for the first time since Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Diethrick Park (Jamestown, NY)

Jamestown Jammers LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park, home of the Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Even Without Jammers, Jamestown Breaks Record

Jamestown Jammers LogoThe Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) may be departing Jamestown (NY) for a new ballpark in West Virginia, but at least the community now has a big record to brag about, as 1,232 Lucille Ball-inspired people stomped on 60 tons of grapes to break the world grape-stomping record previously set in Spain.  Read more and watch video here.

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Crosscutters Sold to New Ownership Group

Williamsport Crosscutters LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Williamsport Crosscutters are pleased to announce that Peter B. Freund, a minority owner of the New York Yankees and co-owner of the Charleston RiverDogs, is leading a group of investors to purchase the club from Geneva Cubs Baseball Inc. and current team President Paul Velte. The sale is subject to approval from Minor League Baseball, Major League Continue reading

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