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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Monongalia County Ballpark (Granville, WV)

West Virginia Black Bears LogoBrian Merzbach from BallparkReviews.com recently visited Monongalia County Ballpark, the new home of the West Virginia Black Bears (Single-A, New York-Penn League).  View photos and review here.

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Monongalia County Ballpark Named ‘2015 Ballpark of the Year’

Joe Mock BaseballParksMonongalia County Ballpark in Granville (WV), home to the West Virginia University Mountaineers and the West Virginia Black Bears (Single-A, New York-Penn League) is the winner of the BaseballParks.com award for the 2015 Ballpark of the Year.  Read more here.  Read press release here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Monongalia County Ballpark (Granville, WV)

BaseballParks.com LogoWest Virginia Black Bears LogoJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited Monongalia County Ballpark, the new home of the West Virginia Black Bears (Single-A, New York-Penn League) and West Virginia University Mountaineers (Big-12).  Mr. Mock’s comprehensive review covers the stadium’s development, design and construction, amenities, concessions, and overall fan experience.  Read more and view photos here.

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Relocated, Rebranded Black Bears Open Inaugural Season in New Morgantown Ballpark

West Virginia Black Bears LogoThe West Virginia Black Bears (Single-A, New York-Penn League) kicked off their inaugural season in their new $21 million home Friday night in front of a reported crowd of 3,019.  Read more here.  View photos here.  The former Jamestown Jammers relocated to Morgantown (WV) from New York after the 2014 season.  The Bears share Monongalia County Ballpark with the University of West Virginia baseball team.

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Opening of New WVU, NYPL Ballpark Delayed

West Virginia University LogoWest Virginia Black Bears LogoWest Virginia officials, citing winter weather that slowed construction, will delay the opening of the new Monongalia County Ballpark under construction for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and West Virginia Black Bears (Single-A, New York-Penn League).  Originally set for March 17, officials are now aiming for an April 10 stadium debut.  Read more here.

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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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