‘Critical part of the future’: Area leaders discuss importance of local Minor League Baseball teams

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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Washington, November 24, 2019 | comments

As efforts are being made to try to keep Mercer County’s two minor league baseball teams, area leaders say the loss of the Bluefield Blue Jays and Princeton Rays would have a multitude of negative consequences on the area.

The issue recently surfaced because the current Professional Baseball Agreement between the Major League Baseball (MLB) and Minor League Baseball expires at the end of the 2020 season.

Negotiations continue but more than 40 minor league teams may be on the chopping block at the end of the 2020 season, including nine of the 10 teams in this region’s Appalachian League.


State and federal elected leaders are involved and trying to save the teams.

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