Baseball has deep roots in Jamestown, New York. The Jamestown Falcons date back to the late 1930s, and many professional baseball clubs have used Diethrick Park as a development ground for their farm systems. The Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, Montreal Expos, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Miami Marlins have all developed professional ball players in Jamestown, New York.
Jamestown baseball has evolved from the days of the New York-Penn League, to the New York Prospect League, and now to the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. The Jamestown franchise has won 8 Championships:
Jamestown Falcons – New York-Penn League Champions – 1942, 1944, 1947, 1952, 1953
Jamestown Expos – New York-Penn League Champions – 1989, 1991
Jamestown Jammers – Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Champions – 2018
Many incredible Major League stars played here: Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts, National Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, and current New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
The history of Jamestown baseball continues at Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park to this day!