BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – After 30 years, Jim Holland is retiring from an accomplished career in baseball at multiple levels.
The West Virginia native began his career in 1990 with the Huntington Cubs, before taking over as the Princeton franchise’s general manager in November 1991. Holland was instrumental in creating the Mercer Cup rivalry with Bluefield’s franchise, and received multiple honors affiliated with the Appalachian League, including Executive of the Year in 1993.
Holland joined the West Virginia Miners as Director of Marketing, Sales, and Game Day Operations in 2016, and says it was a unique change going from the Appalachian League – Minor League Baseball – to the Prospect League, which is a collegiate summer league.
Holland was named to the Class of 2019 for both the Appalachian League and West Virginia Sports Legends Halls of Fame. He says he is looking forward to what the next chapter brings.