Tag Archives: Jamestown (NY)

It’s the Jamestown Tarp Skunks!

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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Jammers Secure Ballpark Lease, Will Return to Action in 2020

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.

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Jammers Set to Return to Action in 2020

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.

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PGCBL’s Jammers Go Dark for 2019 Season, Team to be Donated

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.


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Lisle (IL) Joins Prospect League, Jammers Out?

Prospect League LogoLisle 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.

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Relocated, Rebranded Black Bears Open Inaugural Season in New Morgantown Ballpark

West Virginia Black Bears LogoThe 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.

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New League, New Era Begins for Jamestown Jammers

Jamestown Jammers Primary LogoThe 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.


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New Summer Collegiate Jammers Unveil Logo

Jamestown Jammers Primary LogoPRESS 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


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Prospect League Replaces NY-Penn League in Jamestown

Prospect League LogoPRESS RELEASE – Kevin Rhomberg, Robert Schenosky, and Ron Bercaw, members of RS Entertainment, are excited to announce the beginning of a new era of baseball in Jamestown, NY. Jamestown is the newest member of the Prospect League, a premier summer collegiate league that has produced over 175 Major League Baseball players. Continue reading


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It’s the ‘West Virginia Black Bears’

New York-Penn League LogoAfter 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


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Deadline Friday for Morgantown Name-the-Team Contest

Morgantown Name the Team ContestFriday, 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.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Diethrick Park (Jamestown, NY)

Jamestown Jammers LogoMiLB.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.

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Jammers to Morgantown (UPDATED)

Jamestown Jammers LogoWest Virginia University LogoAs 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.

West Virginia University Ballpark Rendering 7.24.14


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