(All photographs in this gallery courtesy of
Gary Jarvis
www.minorleague
ballparks.com
)
After 7 years, the Red Sox moved to Battle Creek MI and the Pirates came over from Salem VA and signed on for a very long term PDC. The renovations took place in 2003 under the Pirates umbrella. Jose Guillen would come in and bat .321 with 21 HR in 1996. Kris Benson (5-2 2.58), Bronson Arroyo (12-4 3.31), C Craig Wilson (19 HR) and Aramis Rameriz (29 HR) would bring Lynchburg another title in 1997. They would win one more for pre-renovated City Stadium in 2002. OUR SPECIAL THANKS to Gary Jarvis, one of the first (and best) ballpark photographers for these pictures.