November 19, 2019

Manchin Statement On MLB Proposal To Eliminate Minor League Teams In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) made the following statement on the Major League Baseball (MLB) proposal to restructure the minor leagues, eliminating minor league teams in West Virginia.

“I will do everything I can to protect minor league baseball in West Virginia because many of these teams have been pillars of the community for decades. I’m contacting everyone I know in the MLB to ask them to consider the consequences of scrapping our local teams. Our national pastime has a rich history in West Virginia, and for generations, minor league baseball has brought our communities together and introduced countless youth to the sport. They need to understand the negative economic impact that this will have on our communities and that West Virginians have a true love for the game,” said Senator Manchin.