Tag Archives: Olean (NY)

NYCBL VP Talks About League’s Future

Olean Oilers (Summer Collegiate, New York Collegiate Baseball League) owner Brian O’Connell Jr. briefly considered moving his team to the Perfect Game League (Summer Collegiate) but opted to stay put in the NYCBL.  He is now in his second year as VP of circuit and has thoughts about its future.  Read more here.

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Awarding of 2017 NYCBL All-Star Game Revives Memories of Bradner’s Ballpark Past

Olean OilersAs the Olean Oilers (Summer Collegiate, New York Collegiate Baseball League) begin to make preparations for hosting the 2017 NYCBL All-Star Game on Thursday, July 13, at Bradner Stadium, J.P. Butler from the Olean Times Herald takes a look back at the ball field’s storied history, including a visit by Jackie Robinson.  Read more here.  View Bradner Stadium photos here.  Read Bradner renovation news from 2014 here and here.

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A Strong Home Opener for Oilers, Newly Renovated Bradner Stadium Gets a New Logo

Olean OilersA reported 2,000 fans showed up at newly renovated Bradner Stadium Friday night for the Olean Oilers’ (New York Collegiate Baseball League) home opener.  Read more hereView photo gallery hereView Facebook photo here.  To compliment the ballpark’s renovations, a new logo designed by a local community college student will soon adorn the back of Bradner’s press box facing East State Street.  Read more and view photo here.

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Sprucing Up Olean’s Bradner Stadium

Olean OilersThe first-phase renovation of Bradner Stadium in Olean (NY) is nearing completion in preparation for the 2014 season, when the summer collegiate Olean Oilers (New York Collegiate Baseball League) will take up residence there.  Read more here.  A grand opening event is scheduled for May 30.  Read more here.  Bradner used to host minor league ball in the 1930s-1960s.  According to a photo and report Continue reading

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