Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park is a stadium in Jamestown, New York. It opened in 1941 and holds 3,000 people. Primarily used for baseball, Diethrick Park was home to teams in the New York–Penn League, a short season minor league baseball league, from its opening until 2014. It is also home to the Jamestown Community College baseball team as well as Jamestown High School's baseball team. It also has hosted multiple Babe Ruth League World Series, most recently the 13-Year-Old World Series in 2011 won by a team from Sarasota, Florida.
Built in 1941, Jamestown Municipal Stadium was, at time of the NY-Penn League's departure, the second oldest ballpark in the league; the park replaced a park in Celoron that the NYPL had used in its first two seasons. The stadium is owned by the City of Jamestown. It hosted the Jamestown Falcons of the "Pennsylvania–Ontario–New York League " (PONY League), which is now known as the NY-Penn League. The park was later unofficially known as "College Stadium" after Jamestown Community College relocated its campus right behind the park on Falconer Street in 1961.
On August 9, 1997, the park was renamed Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park in honor of Jamestown's "Mr. Baseball." It was dedicated to Mr. Diethrick, who has been player, manager, owner, supporter and friend of professional and youth baseball in Jamestown longer than most can remember. Mr. Diethrick is currently the Community Development Officer for Jamestown Savings Bank. He has been an important member of the voluntary Jamestown Jammers Executive Advisory Board. Mr. Diethrick also serves as the Host President of the Jamestown Babe Ruth World Series Committee and a member of the National Board of Directors for Babe Ruth, Inc. Before you head to Jamestown, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Jamestown trip planner, to make sure you see all that Jamestown has to offer, including Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park.
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Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park reviews
I was on a business trip in New York and stopped in for a game. The crowd was small because it was a hot Sunday afternoon, but enjoyable all the same. This is an older park with a lot of character...
I was on a business trip in New York and stopped in for a game. The crowd was small because it was a hot Sunday afternoon, but enjoyable all the same. This is an older park with a lot of character... more »
Diethrick Jr. Park is a place storied in baseball history. Its old style grandstand, close proximity to the players and field, and surprisingly well-kept facilities make it a nice place to enjoy a...
Diethrick Jr. Park is a place storied in baseball history. Its old style grandstand, close proximity to the players and field, and surprisingly well-kept facilities make it a nice place to enjoy a... more »
Home of the Jamestown Tarp Skunks! These ball games are a very affordable option for a fun night with the fam. We had a great time at our first game and definitely plan on coming for more!!!
A nice stadium good staff good field
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