Well, as it turns out, West Virginia Power pitcher Joe Harris was indeed the first professional hurler to throw an in-game pitch in a league game from 61 feet, 6 inches, a foot longer, from the back of home plate to the front of the pitching rubber, than the distance first established in the…

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Ot Elmore pretty much encapsulated the spirit of The Basketball Tournament when, after helping Herd That to a surprising second-round win in last summer’s event, uttered the quote that has become legendary in TBT circles.

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As Major League Baseball scandals go, the ongoing controversy over pitchers using foreign substances — sticky stuff like a product called “Spider Tack” — to increase the velocity and movement on their pitches seems relatively tame.

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The last time we saw professional baseball in Charleston was back around Labor Day, 2019, when the West Virginia Power -- then the low-Class A minor-league affiliate of the Seattle Mariners -- finished up a mediocre season in the South Atlantic League with a 69-70 record.