About Us

Bristol Baseball, Inc. (BBI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to keeping professional baseball alive in Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee.


BBI operates an Advanced Rookie League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, playing in the Appalachian League.


BBI is able to offer fun and affordable family entertainment in the form of professional baseball games because we function primarily through our all-volunteer Board of Directors, members of whom labor diligently throughout the year (including the off-season) to ensure both that Boyce Cox Field meets the high standards required of a professional baseball facility and that the non-profit remains adequately funded.


In 2020, for the 76th year (and the 52nd consecutive year), professional baseball will call Bristol home.  Professional baseball made its first appearance in the Twin Cities of Bristol, Virginia and Bristol, Tennessee in 1911, 16 years before Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family and others made their historic recordings downtown, and five decades before NASCAR first came to town.


BBI firmly believes that the presence of baseball in Bristol is a public good.  Our citizens' lives are improved by having this entertainment opportunity.  Our young student-athletes learn valuable lessons observing the young men who take the field each summer, on the first rung of what they hope will be their climb to the big leagues.


With your support of BBI, and our business and corporate sponsors and advertisers, professional baseball will remain alive in Bristol for years to come.


For more information on the 2020 Bristol Pirates' schedule and activities at the ballpark, visit www.BristolPiratesBaseball.com.  For more information about BBI, continue visiting this website.


IRS approval of 501c3 application
IRS approval of 501c3 application
2013-05-31 IRS 501c3 letter.pdf
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2018 990 tax return
2018 990 tax return
2018 BBI 990.pdf
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501c3 application1
Initial 501c3 application
2012-05-23 501c3 application - FINAL and[...]
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501c3 application3
First supplement to 501c3 application
2013-03-18 IRS response.pdf
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Second supplement to 501c3 application
2013-04-16 IRS response.pdf
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