For a quarter century, children have played on the hill next to the right field fence while neighbors chat in the stands and watch future major league stars. But Major League Baseball has proposed a contraction plan that could end those summer nights at Dodd and other parks across the natio

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Bluefield Blue Jays General Manager Rocky Malimasura says he’s as uncertain as anyone with regard to the future of the Appalachian League, which is under threat of being eliminated under current negotiations between Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball.

A total of 41,504,077 fans passed through the gates at Minor League Baseball games in 2019, marking the 15th consecutive season that Minor League Baseball’s 176 teams in 15 leagues drew more than 40 million fans.

IndyCar is not expected to return to Pocono Raceway next season and instead will replace the oval with Richmond Raceway on the 2020 schedule announced Sunday

The P-Rays hammered out 13 hits — including two home runs — in a 13-5 Appalachian League road win over the Pulaski Yankees and two out of three Burlington pitchers threw no-hit ball and the Royals spoiled the Blue Jays’ penultimate home game of the season at Bowen Field.

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Obituaries

2 p.m., at the Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, Va. Entombment will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Bluefield, Va.

2 p.m., at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluefield (Bluewell). Internment will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va.

11 a.m., at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial will follow at Athens Cemetery, Athens.

PRINCETON - Bobby Howerton, 76 of Princeton died Sunday, December 8, 2019. Born May 4, 1943 at Lamar he was the son of the late William and Nellie Howerton. Bobby was a coal miner having retired from Eastern Associated Coal and was a member of UMWA. He kept his neighborhood clean by picking …