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Encyclopedia > Virginia League

The Virginia League was a minor league baseball affiliation which operated in Virginia and North Carolina from 1906 to 1928. It was classified as a "C" league from 1906 to 1919 and as a "B" league from 1920 to 1928. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Minor League Baseball. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...


The most famous alumni to come out of the league were WWII hero, General Frank A. Armstrong (the highest ranking military officer to have played professional baseball), and Hall of Fame members Rick Ferrell, Chief Bender, Pie Traynor, and Hack Wilson. Chief Bender, Art Devlin, and Gabby Street served as managers in the league. Frank Alton Armstrong, Jr. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Richard Benjamin Rick Ferrell (October 12, 1905 - July 27, 1995) was a Major League Baseball player, and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Bender in 1911 Charles Albert Chief Bender (May 5, 1884 - May 22, 1954) was one of the great pitchers in major league baseball in the first two decades of the 20th century, and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Harold Joseph Pie Traynor (November 11, 1899 - March 16, 1972) was a Major League Baseball third baseman who played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1920-37). ... // Biography Lewis Robert Hack Wilson (April 26, 1900 – November 23, 1948) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1923 to 1934. ... Bender in 1911 Charles Albert Chief Bender (May 5, 1884 - May 22, 1954) was one of the great pitchers in major league baseball in the first two decades of the 20th century, and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Arthur McArthur Devlin (October 16, 1879 - September 18, 1948) was a Major League Baseball player from 1904 to 1913. ... Charles Evard Gabby Street (September 30, 1882 – February 6, 1951), also nicknamed The Old Sarge, was an American catcher, manager, coach and radio play-by-play broadcaster in Major League Baseball during the first half of the 20th century. ...


Virginia League Champions †

  • 1922 - Wilson
  • 1923 - Wilson
  • 1924 - Richmond
  • 1925 - Richmond
  • 1926 - Richmond
  • 1927 - Portsmouth
  • 1928 - Norfolk

Playoffs were not held at the end of most seasons. In those cases, the Champions listed were the teams who ended the regular season in first place. Lynchburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: River City, City of Churches Motto: A World Class Organization Country United States State Virginia County Independent City  - Mayor R. Wayne Williams, Jr. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Founded December 17, 1748 Government  - Mayor Annie M. Mickens Area  - City  23. ... Nickname: Location of Rocky Mount within North Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States U.S. state North Carolina County(s) Edgecombe, Nash Founded Circa March 22, 1816 Incorporated February 28, 1867 Government  - Mayor Frederick E. Turnage Area  - City  35. ... Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Incorporated 1896 Government  - Mayor Joe Frank Area  - City  119. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1752 County Independent city Mayor Dr. James W. Holley III Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 120. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Complete team list (1906-1928)

  • Danville Bugs (1911)
  • Danville Red Sox (1906-10,1912)
  • Hopewell Powder Puffs (1916)
  • Kinston Eagles (1925-27)
  • Lynchburg Shoemakers (1906-12, 1917)
  • Newport News Shipbuilders (1912-22)
  • Norfolk Mary Janes (1920)
  • Norfolk Tars (1906-19,1921-28)
  • Petersburg Broncos↑ (1926-28)
  • Petersburg Goobers (1910,1912-21,1924)
  • Petersburg Hustlers (1911)
  • Petersburg Trunkmakers (1923)
  • Portsmouth Foxes (1916)
  • Portsmouth Pirates (1912-13)
  • Portsmouth Truckers (1906-10,1914-15,1917,1919-28)
  • Richmond Colts (1906-14,1918-28)
  • Roanoke Tigers (1906-14)
  • Roanoke Rapids‡ (1916)
  • Rocky Mount Broncos↑ (1924-25)
  • Rocky Mount Carolinians (1915)
  • Rocky Mount Tar Heels (1916-17,1920-23)
  • Suffolk Nuts (1919-20)
  • Suffolk Tigers (1915)
  • Suffolk Wildcats (1921)
  • Tarboro Tarbabies (1921)
  • Wilson Bugs (1920-22,1924-27)
  • Wilson Tobacconists (1923)

Also spelled "Bronchos." Former minor league baseball team located in Kinston, NC. The Kinston Eagles was a name used by the teams of Kinston on and off from 1925 to 1986. ... Roanoke Rapids is a city located in Halifax County, North Carolina. ...


This team had no known nickname.


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