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Bowen Field: Team - Bluefield Blue Jays in Bluefield WV (Sports and Recreation) - Location, Web Address

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2003 Stadium Drive, Bluefield WV 24701
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2,250; has reported more than 2,550 for baseball (Team Media Guide)
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Toronto Blue Jays - from 2011 (ApL teams are owned by their big-league parent but often operated by a third party; the two-year affiliate cycle does not technically apply but is usually followed)
Rookie-Advanced : Appalachian League - East Division
Stadium Journey Magazine ranking among the 160 AAA, AA, A and Rookie-Advanced: 159
Bowen Field, Bluefield, Virginia, is the home of the Bluefield Blue Jays, the Toronto Blue Jays' farm team in the Rookie-Advanced Appalachian League. It also hosts Bluefield College Rams baseball. Despite its West Virginia address, it lies in Virginia; a pitch can be fouled from one Virginia into the other. Baseball came to Bluefield in 1882, professional ball in 1924. Bowen, opened in 1939, was destroyed by a 1973 fire and rebuilt. Bluefield is the only city with a team in every Appy season since 1946. The mid-1950s saw three affiliations and a one-season Appy shutdown, but in 1958 Bluefield began a record 53-year affiliation with Baltimore. During that run, the farm club became known as the 'Baby Birds' - which still fits. George Fanning, general manager from 1948 until his 1995 death at 86, helped the Orioles sign Boog Powell to his first contract. After attendance dropped 18 percent 2009-'13, beer sales resumed in '14 - but attendance fell another 15 percent through 2016.
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