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Bowen Field: Team - Bluefield Blue Jays
2003 Stadium Drive
Bluefield WV 24701
304-324-1326
Capacity:  2,250; has reported more than 2,550 for baseball (Team Media Guide)
Affiliated Team:  Toronto Blue Jays - since 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)
Level/League:  Rookie-Advanced : Appalachian League - East Division
Amenities:  Stadium Journey Magazine ranking among the 160 AAA, AA, A and Rookie-Advanced: 159
Description:  Bowen Field, Bluefield, Va., is the home of the Bluefield Blue Jays, the Blue Jays' farm club in the Rookie-Advanced Appalachian League, and the Bluefield College Rams. Although it has a West Virginia street address, it lies in Virginia; a pitch can be fouled from one Virginia into the other. Bluefield and baseball boast longevity: the game came to town in 1882, professional ball in 1924 and Bowen opened in 1939. It was rebuilt in concrete after a 1973 fire destroyed it. Bluefield joined the Appy League in 1946 and is the only city to have had a team in every Appy season since. George Fanning served as general manager from 1948 until his 1995 death at 86 - personally supervising field, stadium and front office. In fact, he helped sign Boog Powell to his first contract. The mid-1950s saw three affiliations and a one-season Appy shutdown, but in 1958 Bluefield began a record 53-year affiliation. During that partnership with the Orioles, the farm club became known as the 'Baby Birds.'
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Bowen Field: Team - Bluefield Blue Jays
2003 Stadium Drive
Bluefield WV 24701
304-324-1326
Official website: http://www.bluefieldjays.com
Capacity: 2,250; has reported more than 2,550 for baseball (Team Media Guide)
Affiliated Team: Toronto Blue Jays - since 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)
Level/League: Rookie-Advanced : Appalachian League - East Division
Amenities: Stadium Journey Magazine ranking among the 160 AAA, AA, A and Rookie-Advanced: 159
Description: Bowen Field, Bluefield, Va., is the home of the Bluefield Blue Jays, the Blue Jays' farm club in the Rookie-Advanced Appalachian League, and the Bluefield College Rams. Although it has a West Virginia street address, it lies in Virginia; a pitch can be fouled from one Virginia into the other. Bluefield and baseball boast longevity: the game came to town in 1882, professional ball in 1924 and Bowen opened in 1939. It was rebuilt in concrete after a 1973 fire destroyed it. Bluefield joined the Appy League in 1946 and is the only city to have had a team in every Appy season since. George Fanning served as general manager from 1948 until his 1995 death at 86 - personally supervising field, stadium and front office. In fact, he helped sign Boog Powell to his first contract. The mid-1950s saw three affiliations and a one-season Appy shutdown, but in 1958 Bluefield began a record 53-year affiliation. During that partnership with the Orioles, the farm club became known as the 'Baby Birds.'
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