West Virginia had a heartbreaking day to finish their season yesterday. They won their game and finished tied for first in the standings, but they were .002 points behind Greensboro with their .557 winning percentage. That was due to Greensboro having two games rained out, so 38-30 was better than 39-31. If there was any consolation with that ending, it's that Greensboro had the head-to-head tiebreaker as well, so the Power could have lost the division that way instead if the winning percentage was the same. Regardless of the outcome, there were some obvious highlights to the season.
I have looked over the seasons for the DSL, GCL and Bristol Pirates, as well as Bradenton in previous Morning Reports. Morgantown is still playing their regular season and Altoona and Indianapolis are in th...
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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.