The Charleston Dirty Birds’ season may have ended with a thud, but it sure was an interesting inaugural campaign in the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
There will be one sure winner when the Charleston Dirty Birds host the Lexington Legends in the Atlantic League South Division playoffs Monday night at Appalachian Power Park.
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…
As this is written early Saturday evening, we’re about two days and 72 minutes worth of playing time — give or take a few minutes, depending on how long the Elam Ending lasts — from getting what most folks want to see out of The Basketball Tournament:
Here’s a capsule look at the 16 teams competing in the West Virginia Regional of The Basketball Tournament, the 64-team, single-elimination, $1 million winner-take-all event that starts at noon Saturday at the Charleston Coliseum. Teams are listed by regional seeding:
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.
There will be a lot of eyes on the West Virginia Power’s inaugural season in the Atlantic League, which starts with a sneak-peek of three exhibition games this weekend at Appalachian Power Park and gets real next Friday, May 28, with the team’s season opener against the Southern Maryland Blu…
Mark Minicozzi, the West Virginia Power’s new manager as the club prepares for its inaugural season in the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, recently arrived in Charleston after a four-day RV trip from Phoenix.