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West Virginia

West Virginia Table
City From To # Teams
Beckley193119387Beckley Bengals, Beckley Miners, Beckley Black Knights
Bluefield1937201979Bluefield Blue Jays, Bluefield Orioles, Bluefield Dodgers, Bluefield Blue-Grays
Charleston1910201978West Virginia Power, Charleston AlleyCats, Charleston Wheelers, Charleston Charlies, Charleston Indians, Charleston Senators
Clarksburg1907193213Clarksburg Generals, Clarksburg Cyrians/Ghosts, Clarksburg, Clarksburg Drummers, Clarksburg Bees
Fairmont1907193112Fairmont Black Diamonds, Fairmont Maroons, Fairmont, Fairmont Badies, Fairmont Champions
Grafton190919102Grafton
Huntington1908199525River City Rumblers, Huntington Cubs, Huntington Jewels, Huntington Aces, Huntington Bees, Huntington Red Birds, Huntington Boosters, Huntington Blue Sox, Huntington, Huntington Miamis
Logan193719426Logan Indians
Mannington191019101Mannington
Martinsburg1915192914Martinsburg Mountaineers, Martinsburg Blue Sox, Martinsburg Champs
Montgomery191019112Montgomery Miners
Morgantown201520195West Virginia Black Bears
Ohio Valley199619983Ohio Valley Redcoats
Parkersburg189719955Ohio Valley Redcoats, Parkersburg Parkers, Parkersburg
Piedmont191619182Piedmont-Westernport Drybugs, Piedmont Drybugs
Princeton1988201932Princeton Rays, Princeton Devil Rays, Princeton Reds, Princeton Patriots, Princeton Pirates
Wayne199319931West Virginia Coal Sox
Welch1937195415Welch Miners
Wheeling1877193434Wheeling Stogies, Wheeling Nailers, Wheeling Mountaineers, Wheeling National Citys/Nailers, Wheeling, Wheeling Standard
Williamson191219427Williamson Red Birds, Williamson Colts, Williamson

About the Register Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.

About the Negro League Data

Sources

This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at Seamheads.com.

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.

Completeness

Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

Details about our NLB Data