Jamestown Jammers Baseball To Return In 2020

File image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.

JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Jammers will be resuming play in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League in June 2020.

Russell E. Diethrick, Jr signs lease agreement to bring baseball to city in Summer 2020.

Officials made the announcement Monday during a press conference Monday afternoon at Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park.

Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi said that if city council approves Jamestown Community Baseball LLC new lease PGCBL baseball will return to the city for at least five years, the duration of the contract.

City officials said Jamestown Community Baseball, LLC, is a membership organization operating under a subscription-based model. A seven-member board of directors, led by Jamestown’s “Mr. Baseball” Russell E. Diethrick, Jr., already has a number of investors pledging their support for the future of baseball in Jamestown.

The Jammers 2020 team will be managed by Jordan Basile, a Jamestown native and presently serving as the Head Coach at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia.

In October, then-Jamestown Jammers manager Anthony Barone announced ROC Ventures (the former owner of the Jammers) were ceasing operations.

Barone, along with other former aspects of the team, relocated to the Milwaukee area and to become the Milwaukee Milkmen.

WNYNewsNow’s Matt Hummel and Justin Gould contributed to this report.

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