Virginia League (1894–96)

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The Virginia League (1894-1896) was a minor league baseball organization active in central Virginia. In 1894 it fielded six teams: the Lynchburg Hill Climbers, the Norfolk Clam Eaters, the Petersburg Farmers, the Richmond Crows, the Roanoke Magicians, and the Staunton Hayseeds/Newport News-Hampton Deckhands (the team seems to have switched cities in the middle of the 1894 season).[1] In 1895, the league was rated class B. The teams during the 1895 season were the Lynchburg Hill Climbers, the Norfolk Clams/Crows, the Petersburg Farmers, the Portsmouth Truckers, the Richmond Blue Birds, and the Roanoke Magicians.[2] In 1896, the Norfolk team became the Braves, the Portsmouth team became the Browns and then moved to Hampton and became the Clamdiggers.[3]

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  1. ^ "1894 Virginia League". Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "1895 Virginia League". Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "1896 Virginia League". Retrieved 3 August 2011.