Chronological Tour: Stop 101

We Be Jammin’

Walking into Diethrick Park, Aug-2007.

A look at the main grandstand from the third-base bleacher.

The combination of trees and hills makes for a pleasant view.

Quick Facts: Rating: 2 baseballs
Diethrick Park in Jamestown, which was originally Jamestown Municipal Stadium and later known as College Stadium because Jamestown Community College used it, has gotten more notoriety in recent years for what’s happened to Jammers personnel than for the park itself.

In 1997, the team was rocked when its manager, Dwight Lowry, died suddenly within an hour after a victory. The club also lost two players that season.

Still, the facility remains serviceable, with incremental upgrades taking place in 2001. The ballpark itself includes a main covered grandstand along with two long stretches of general-admission bleacher seating. Some views, but not many, are obstructed slightly by light poles that are located inside the stands.

Early pro teams here were known as the Falcons because of the field’s proximity to Falconer Street. The village of Falconer is less than a mile east of the ballpark.

The park was renamed for longtime city parks and recreation director Russell E. Diethrick Jr. prior to the 1997 season.

At the end of the 2014 season, the Jammers announced that they were relocating to a new stadium being built near the campus of West Virginia University, leaving the city without pro baseball for the first time in 38 seasons. Jamestown Community College will continue to use the field.

The front of the stadium, Aug-1996
Game # Date League Level Result
218 Fri 16-Aug-1996 NY-Penn A JAMESTOWN 9, Batavia 3
876 Sat 4-Aug-2007 NY-Penn A JAMESTOWN 7, Batavia 6
1274 Fri 16-Aug-2013 NY-Penn A State College 2, JAMESTOWN 0
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