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COOPER, the loveable and proud mascot of the West Virginia Black Bears made his first ever appearance at Monongalia County Ballpark on June 19th, 2015. His strength and determination in protecting his new home from opponents throughout the NY-Penn League is matched only by his warmth in welcoming Black Bears fans of all ages to the ballpark to cheer on the hometown team.


Cooper has loved the game of baseball ever since he was taught the game as a cub. Now, he is excited to share his knowledge of the sport with the young boys and girls of North Central West Virginia. Cooper believes in fair play, determination and teamwork, the exact things fans can expect from the Black Bears' team each and every night.


Of course, with every new position comes perks. Cooper has gladly traded his diet of twigs and berries to delicious charbroiled hot dogs and Cracker Jacks. And now, with the opportunity to wear the Black Bears uniform with pride while having lots of fun with fans at every game, Cooper has his dream job.