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Bowen Field at Charles A. Peters Baseball Park: Team - Bluefield Blue Jays in Bluefield WV (Sports and Recreation) - Location, Web Address

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Address
2003 Stadium Drive, Bluefield WV 24701
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Phone
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 - 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)
Level/League
Rookie-Advanced : Appalachian League - East Division
Description
Bowen Field at Charles A. Peters Baseball Park, 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, the professional game in 1924. Bowen, opened in '39, was rebuilt after a 1973 fire destroyed it. The only city with a team in every Appy season since 1946 saw three affiliations in the mid-1950s. In '58, a record 53-year affiliation with Baltimore began; the farm club became known as the 'Baby Birds' - which still fits. George Fanning became general manager in 1948, helped sign Boog Powell in 1959, and remained GM until his 1995 death at 86. After attendance dropped 18 percent 2009-13, beer sales resumed - but attendance fell another 15 percent through 2014-16. The Peters name salutes a renovation donor.
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