Power signs key free agent to front office

Blackstone joins organization as team's new Director of Fun

Rod Blackstone joins the Power in 2019 as the team's Director of Fun.

By David Kahn | January 15, 2019 12:27 PM ET

In preparation for their 15th season and the 2019 South Atlantic League All-Star Game at Appalachian Power Park, the West Virginia Power has signed a key free agent with limited skills on the mound or at the plate. Power Managing Partner Tim Wilcox announced today that the front office team has signed Rod Blackstone, who recently completed nearly 16 years as the Deputy Mayor of Charleston and is even better known as "Toastman" in town and around minor league baseball.

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Power announces 2019 Coaching Staff

Tacoma's 2018 hitting coach, trio of '18 AquaSox staffers and 2018 DSL pitching coach headed to Charleston in 2019

The Power's 2019 Field Staff. (West Virginia Power)

By David Kahn | January 14, 2019 3:07 PM ET

The West Virginia Power, in conjunction with the Seattle Mariners, has unveiled its full coaching staff for the 2019 season. Dave Berg will make his return to the South Atlantic League as the team's manager, while Eric Farris jumps from Everett, Wash., to Charleston as the club's hitting coach and Alon Leichman takes on the pitching coach duties. Josh Gallagher will serve as the team's Athletic Trainer and Kevin Childs will be the team's Performance Specialist.

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"A Very Power Christmas" Shifted to December 8

Christmas event at the ballpark moved back due to inclement weather

By David Kahn | November 29, 2018 4:32 PM ET

Due to inclement weather in the forecast for this weekend, the West Virginia Power has announced that its "A Very Power Christmas" event has been moved back one week to Saturday, December 8. The event will still run from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Appalachian Power Park. All of the other details for the event will remain the same.

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"A Very Power Christmas" Set for Saturday

Christmas comes early with a special holiday occasion at the ballpark

By David Kahn | November 27, 2018 1:05 PM ET

The West Virginia Power is excited to announce that "A Very Power Christmas", a unique holiday experience put on by the organization at Appalachian Power Park, will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Trick-Or-Beat returns on Halloween

98.7 The Beat and the West Virginia Power co-hosting event for 13th consecutive year

By David Kahn | October 2, 2018 3:15 PM ET

The West Virginia Power, in conjunction with 98.7 The Beat and West Virginia Radio Corporation, will host the 13th annual Trick-Or-Beat at Appalachian Power Park on October 31, 2018. This event provides a safe and well-lit environment for Charleston area youth to trick-or-treat on Halloween.

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Power announces 2019 All-Star Season schedule

Club begins 15th season on the road before opening up at home April 11

By David Kahn | October 2, 2018 10:49 AM ET

The West Virginia Power, Class A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, is excited to unveil its 2019 regular season schedule. Just as they did in 2018, the Power begins their season against the Greenville Drive, this time at Flour Field in South Carolina, on Thursday, April 4, 2019, to kick off a seven-game road trip.

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Power signs new PDC agreement with Mariners

Club becomes the Low-A SAL affiliate of the Seattle Mariners through 2020

By David Kahn | September 24, 2018 1:11 PM ET

The West Virginia Power is excited to announce that the team has signed a new Player Development Contract through 2020 to become the Low-A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The changeover to the Mariners marks the third Major League affiliate in Power history (Milwaukee, 2005-2008, and Pittsburgh, 2009-2018).

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Closing out 2018: A Season in Review

West Virginia misses postseason for second straight year despite 71-62 record

By Media Relations | September 11, 2018 4:01 PM ET

The 2018 West Virginia Power gave it their all as they fought valiantly for a spot in the South Atlantic League playoffs. Though they came up short of securing the club's first postseason berth since 2015 this season, the team still left a lasting impact both on and off the field with the fans and the city of Charleston

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McGuire debuts with Blue Jays Thursday night

2014 All-Star catcher becomes 77th former Power player to make MLB debut

Reese McGuire is the 77th former Power player to make his MLB debut. (Sam Santilli)

By David Kahn | September 7, 2018 10:34 AM ET

After being recalled by the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday afternoon, C Reese McGuire made his MLB debut at the Rogers Centre Thursday evening against the Cleveland Indians. McGuire is the 77th former Power player to play in the big leagues.

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Kramer debuts with Pirates Wednesday night

Infielder becomes eighth member of 2015 Power to debut in the bigs

By David Kahn | September 6, 2018 10:25 AM ET

After having his contract selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, September 4, INF Kevin Kramer made his MLB debut with the parent club Wednesday night at PNC Park. Kramer is the 76th former Power player to play in the big leagues.

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