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Jamestown Jammers
Founded in 1989
Jamestown, New York
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Team Logo
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Cap Insignia
Class-level
  • Short-Season A (1989-present)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
Ballpark
Minor league titles
League titles none
Division titles none
Owner(s)/Operated by: Rich Baseball
Manager: Darin Everson
General Manager: Matt Drayer

The Jamestown Jammers are a minor league baseball team in Jamestown, New York, United States. The team is the Short-Season A classification affiliate of the Florida Marlins and plays in the New York - Penn League. The Jammers' home field is Russell Diethrick Park in Jamestown.

The Jammers are co-owned along with the Buffalo Bisons by Bob Rich, Jr.

The team was preceded in Jamestown by the Jamestown Falcons (initially known as the Jamestown Jaguars) and the Jamestown Expos; a Jamestown franchise has been in the New York-Penn League since its inception as the PONY League in 1939.

The team was founded in 1994, when the Niagara Falls Rapids relocated to Jamestown. The Jamestown Expos had left the city after the 1993 season, relocating to Vermont. The new team was named the "Jammers" after a fan vote, with the winning name beating out others such as the All-Americans, Furniture Makers, Jimmies, Lakers, Lucys, Muskies and Steamers.[1] The team's logo was a Tasmanian Devil-esque character. The mascot was a similar character named J.J. Jammer.

In the offseason before the 2006 season, in an attempt to put an end once and for all to the "what is a Jammer?" questions, the Jammers changed their logo to a cartoon grape theme. The new logo represents the strong tradition of grape-growing in Chautauqua County. On June 19, the eve of opening day, the team officially announced the name of its new mascot: Bubba Grape, the Baseball Ape.

The Jammers' radio affiliates are WKSN, which carries all away games, and WRFA-LP, who carried four home games in 2007. In an effort to draw people to the ballpark, the team does not usually allow home games to be broadcast on the radio.

Contents

Notable alumni


Season records

Season W L Finish (games back of leader) Playoffs
2008 47 29 2nd in Pinckney Division (0 GB)* Won Semifinals (Staten Island Yankees)
Lost Championship (Batavia Muckdogs)
2007 28 47 6th (last) in Pinckney Division (18.5 GB) Out of playoffs
2006 33 39 5th in Pinckney Division (8 GB) Out of playoffs
2005 31 44 4th (last) in Pinckney Division (14 GB) Out of playoffs
2004 30 45 3rd in Pinckney Division (20.5 GB) Out of playoffs
2003 22 51 4th (last) in Pinckney Division (33.5 GB) Out of playoffs
2002 32 42 4th (last) in Pinckney Division (14 GB) Out of playoffs
2001 39 36 2nd in Pinckney Division (9.5 GB) Lost Semifinals (Williamsport Crosscutters)
2000 36 38 3rd in Pinckney Division (11 GB) Out of playoffs
1999 38 38 4th in Pinckney Division (5 GB) Out of playoffs
1998 32 43 3rd in Pinckney Division (12.5 GB) Out of playoffs
1997 25 49 4th (last) in Stedler Division (24 GB) Out of playoffs
1996 39 36
1995
1994 Lost Semifinals (New Jersey Cardinals)

* - The Jammers and Batavia Muckdogs finished in a virtual tie for first place in the Pinckney Division in the 2008 season; however, the Muckdogs played two fewer games, finishing at 46-28 to the Jammers' 47-29. The Muckdogs' .622 winning percentage gave them the division title over the Jammers' .618.[2]

Roster

Jamestown Jammers roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • -- Jose Alvarez
  •  6 Austin Armstrong
  • 48 Brandon Barrow
  • -- Benito Beato
  • -- Blake Brewer
  • -- Brett Bukvich
  • 46 Erick Carrillo
  • 26 Skyler Crawford
  • 36 Kenny Fernandez
  •  9 Casey Fry
  • -- Joshua Hodges
  • 34 Daniel Mahoney
  • 32 Wilson Matos
  • 50 Joseph O'Gara
  • -- Edgar Olmos
  • 29 Curtis Petersen
  • 47 Geury Ramirez
  • 12 Alejandro Ramos
  • 48 Stephen Richards
  • 52 Joshua Roberts
  • 18 Brian Schultz
  • 40 Christopher Shafer
  • 44 Holden Sprague
  •  7 Matt Vieira
Catchers
  • 18 Dallas Hord
  •  3 Carlos Paulino
  • 28 Mark Wyatt

Infielders

  •  8 Chase Austin
  • 49 Dustin Dickerson
  • 16 Ernesto Manzanillo
  • 30 Ricky Orton
  •  4 Nate Simon
  • 14 Jose Torres
  • 23 Chris Wade

Outfielders

  •  9 Chad Cregar
  • 51 Kyle Jensen
  • 31 Austin Markel
  • 17 Zach Moore
  • 13 Rand Smith
  • 37 Sequoyah Stonecipher
Manager
  • 19 Andy Haines

Coaches

  • 24 Frank Moore (hitting)
  • 39 Steve Watson (pitching)
  • 11 Rigoberto Silverio (coach)

† Disabled list
* On Florida Marlins 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-12-17
Transactions

External links

References

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