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West Virginia Black Bears will not play in 2020

June 30, 2020 - Minor League Baseball today announced that the 2020 season for all of its clubs, including the West Virginia Black Bears, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 season, which was scheduled to begin for the Black Bears on June 18th versus the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, was slated to be the club's 6th season of professional baseball in West Virginia. "Although it may not be surprising given how our world has changed over the last few months, the official news that we will not have baseball at the Mo... Full Story

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Johnathan Johnston Becomes Fifth Manager in Black Bears History

February 7, 2020 - GRANVILLE, W.Va. - The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Wednesday the West Virginia Black Bears coaching staff for the 2020 season. The team will be led by manager Jonathan Johnston in his first year with the Pirates organization and as a professional baseball coach. Johnston is joined by pitching coach Bryan Hickerson and hitting coach Jim Horner. Johnston is the fifth manager in Black Bears history. A former minor league catcher, Johnston made his name as a coach at the University of California, San Diego, where he operated... Full Story

West Virginia Black Bears Praise Congressional Effort to Save Minor League Baseball

December 4, 2019 - GRANVILLE, W.Va. - Dec. 4, 2019 - The West Virginia Black Bears today praised the newly created Save Minor League Baseball Task Force that has been organized by members of Congress to prevent Major League Baseball (MLB) from eliminating 42 minor league franchises, nearly one quarter of all minor league teams around the country. "We appreciate the support of Rep. Lori Trahan (D.-Massachusetts), David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and the members of the task force in standing up for Minor League Baseball and speaking out against MLB's... Full Story

Black Bears 'Black Friday Week' Sale Incudes 30% Off Tickets, Merchandise

November 22, 2019 - GRANVILLE, W.Va. - The Holidays are right around the corner and the Black Bears are celebrating their other favorite season with great savings on tickets and merchandise at Our Black Friday sale isn't just one day! Fans can log on to all week from November 25-29 and save up to 30% on ticket packages and fantastic merchandise options. This year you can give the gift of great experiences at Monongalia County Ballpark with the release of 10 and 6-game flex packs and t... Full Story

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League: New York-Penn League
Home: Morgantown, West Virginia
Class: A (Short-Season)
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
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