Welcome the Jamestown Tarp Skunks. The team, whose name was announced Wednesday at a ceremony, will begin play in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (Summer Collegiate) on May 29. Read more here.
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With the stroke of a pen on Monday afternoon, the lease to use Russell E. Deithrick Jr. Park in Jamestown (NY) was transferred to Jamestown Community Baseball LLC, which will bring the Jamestown Jammers (Summer Collegiate, Perfect Game League) back to the park for at least the next six (6) years starting in 2020. Read more here.
The home clubhouse at Diethrick Park on Jamestown’s eastside was a popular place Monday afternoon as baseball fans, city officials and media filled the room for an announcement six months in the making. Read more here.
The Jamestown Jammers will cease operation for the 2019 season as a team in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (Summer Collegiate). Team and city officials made the announcement Wednesday at Russell Diethrick Park. ROC Ventures plans to donate the team and its assets to a local nonprofit organization. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League has proudly announced the addition of the Jamestown Jammers. Continue reading
Lisle Baseball Partners, LLC announced Thursday that the Prospect League (Summer Collegiate) is coming to Benedictine University Sports Complex in the Village of Lisle (IL) in 2016. Read more here. Meanwhile, one of our readers noticed that the Jamestown Jammers logo no longer appears on the Prospect League website. Thanks to Mark Tobin for the heads up.
Mike Zimmerman is pursuing plans for an indoor sports complex and baseball stadium at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin (WI) that would help spur up to $130 million in surrounding mixed-use development. Read more here. Because Zimmerman already operates two summer collegiate Prospect League franchises, and had an apparent falling out with the indy pro Frontier League, we assume the proposed ballpark would house a Prospect League team.
For those who didn’t hear this earlier, MKE Sports & Entertainment was forced to terminate its managed service contract with the Rockford Aviators (Indy Pro, Frontier League), after Frontier League Commissioner Bill Lee ruled that the contract violated the league bylaws because the owner of MKE, Michael Zimmerman, owns two teams in the summer collegiate Prospect League. Read more here.
The West Virginia Black Bears (Single-A, New York-Penn League) kicked off their inaugural season in their new $21 million home Friday night in front of a reported crowd of 3,019. Read more here. View photos here. The former Jamestown Jammers relocated to Morgantown (WV) from New York after the 2014 season. The Bears share Monongalia County Ballpark with the University of West Virginia baseball team.
The summer collegiate version of the Jamestown Jammers (Prospect League) kicked off their inaugural season Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game at Russell E. Deithrick Jr. Park. The previous incarnation of the Jammers (Single-A, New York-Penn League) relocated to Morgantown (WV) in the off season and became the West Virginia Black Bears. Watch news report here.
PRESS RELEASE – MKE Sports & Entertainment, a sports and entertainment company, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is excited to announce that Jamestown Jammers Baseball will return to Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park in May of 2015. Continue reading
After more than 2,500 suggestions and over 10,000 fan votes online, Rich Baseball Operations announced today that the “West Virginia Black Bears” has been chosen as the name of their new (relocating Jamestown Jammers) Single-A New York-Penn League franchise in Morgantown (WV). Read more here. The team’s website can be found at WestVirginiaBlackBears.com. You can follow Continue reading
Rich Baseball Operations announced on Thursday that they have appointed Matthew Drayer as general manager of the relocating Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) that will begin play in Morgantown (WV) in 2015. John Pogorzelski has been named as assistant GM and sales manager. Read more here.
Friday, Oct. 17, is the deadline for fans to vote for one of 10 possible names for the soon-to-be-rebranded Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) relocating to Morgantown (WV), including Black Bears, Black Diamonds, Canaries, Coal Kings, Coal Sox, The Energy, Moonshiners, Muskets, Wild Ones, and The Wonder. Click here to learn more about the names and make your pick.
MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park, home of the Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League). Read more and view photos here.
The Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) may be departing Jamestown (NY) for a new ballpark in West Virginia, but at least the community now has a big record to brag about, as 1,232 Lucille Ball-inspired people stomped on 60 tons of grapes to break the world grape-stomping record previously set in Spain. Read more and watch video here.
As expected, the Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) will reportedly be relocating to Morgantown (WV) and play at Monongalia County’s new baseball stadium being built for the West Virginia University Mountaineers. Read more here. Look for an indy pro or summer collegiate club to quickly fill the void at Russell Diethrick Park. Thanks to John Cerone for the link. UPDATED: View official release here.
The Monongalia County (WV) Commission approved a tax-increment financing (TIF) plan Wednesday night to help support construction of a new stadium in Morgantown for the West Virginia University Mountaineers baseball team and potentially a minor-league franchise. The TIF plan must still pass muster with the state legislature and state development office. Read more here.
The Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park tonight. The team will wear throwback uniforms from the 1941 Jamestown Falcons, which will be auctioned off after the game.
Alanna Stage from The Daily News in Batavia (NY) compares the small market Auburn Doubledays and Jamestown Jammers to the at-risk Batavia Muckdogs in a YouTube video. View video here. Thanks to John Cerone for the lead.
It is expected to be formally announced next week that the Connecticut (Norwich) Defenders are indeed moving to Richmond, VA. The Jamestown (NY) Jammers and the Vermont (Burlington) Lake Monsters of the New York-Penn League continue to be mentioned as possible new tenants of Norwich’s Dodd Stadium. Read more here.