Olean Oilers

The Olean Oilers is a baseball team located in Olean, New York.

Olean Oilers
19391962
Olean, New York
Class-level
PreviousClass D
Minor league affiliations
LeagueNew York–Penn League (1957–1962)
Previous leagues
Pennsylvania–Ontario–New York League (1939–1956)
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 4 (1939, 1940, 1950, 1961)
Team data
Previous names
  • Olean Red Sox (1961–1962)
  • Olean A's (1959)
  • Olean Oilers (1955–1958)
  • Olean Giants (1954)
  • Olean Yankees (1952–1953)
  • Olean Oilers (1939–1951)
Previous parks

Originally a professional team operating within minor league baseball from 1939 to 1962, the current version of the Oilers, which relaunched in 2012, plays collegiate summer baseball in the New York Collegiate Baseball League. Both teams play(ed) their home games at Bradner Stadium.

History

Professional team

The team played in the New York–Pennsylvania League from 1939 to 1951 and from 1955 to 1958. The league was known as the Pennsylvania–Ontario–New York League from 1939 to 1956.

The Oilers were affiliated with the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1939 to 1948, the St. Louis Browns in 1949, and the Philadelphia Phillies from 1956 to 1958. The Oilers played their home games at Bradner Stadium.

Collegiate summer team

Starting in 2012, the Olean Oilers name was revived as a member of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. The team began play in the summer of 2012, initially playing on the campus of Saint Bonaventure University before returning to a renovated Bradner Stadium in 2014; a crowd of nearly 2,000 fans watched the Oilers during their first game back at Bradner.[1] In their fourth year of play as an amateur squad, the Oilers won the 2015 NYCBL championship; the next year, the team went on a 24-game winning streak near the beginning of the season, doubling the previous league record, en route to a league record 39 wins and a second consecutive championship, won before a league record 2,876 fans at Bradner. Despite concerns over competitive balance as well as admitted discussions with the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, the Oilers have shown a general preference to stay in the NYCBL for 2017.[2]

Year-by-year professional record

YearRecordFinishManagerPlayoffs
193965-381stJake PitlerLeague Champs
194065-391stJake PitlerLeague Champs
194148-615thJake Pitler
194282-422ndJake PitlerLost League Finals
194343-666thJake Pitler
194457-665thJohn Fitzpatrick
194540-868thJohn Fitzpatrick
194669-563rdGreg MulleavyLost in 1st round
194766-583rdGreg MulleavyLost League Finals
194860-667thGeorge Scherger
194939-868thShan Deniston / Lawrence Mancini
195071-542ndLen SchulteLeague Champs
195179-481stOrval CottLost League Finals
195270-553rdBunny MickLost in 1st round
195363-615thBill Davis / Walter Lance
195446-807thAustin Knickerbocker / Frank Genovese
195546-808thPaul Owens
195665-583rdPaul OwensLost League Finals
195752-655thPaul Owens
195867-573rdBenny ZientaraLost in 1st round
195957-696thWilliam Robertson
196164-614thHarold HollandLeague Champs
196262-573rd (t)Harold HollandLost League Finals

Notable alumni

References

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