Gov. Justice issues statement on West Virginia Power

12/9/2020

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice issued the following statement today after learning that Major League Baseball has not yet extended an invitation to the West Virginia Power to remain a part of affiliated Minor League Baseball for the 2021 season:

“Obviously, there still remain financial obstacles between the owners of the West Virginia Power and the MLB. As recently as this afternoon, we were on the phone with Major League Baseball and we are continuing our steadfast work with the city, county, team owners, and the MLB. We have been assured by the MLB that this situation is going to get resolved and that professional baseball will be played in Charleston in 2021.

“As I’ve said before, I truly believe that Minor League Baseball is a critical part of West Virginia's future. I am confident that the Power will prove what a fantastic partner they can be and we will all continue to work this until there is a solution.”​

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Jordan Damron, jordan.l.damron@wv.gov

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