Olean Oilers

Olean Oilers
19391962
Olean, New York
Class-level
  • Class D
Minor league affiliations
  • New York–Penn League (1957-1962)
  • Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League (1939-1956)
  • Major league affiliations
  • Boston Red Sox (1961-1962)
  • Kansas City Athletics (1959)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (1956-1958)
  • New York Giants (1954)
  • New York Yankees (1952-1953)
  • St. Louis Browns (1949)
  • Brooklyn Dodgers (1939-1948)
  • Name
  • Olean Red Sox (1961-1962)
  • Olean A's (1959)
  • Olean Oilers (1955-1958)
  • Olean Giants (1954)
  • Olean Yankees (1952-1953)
  • Olean Oilers (1939-1951)
  • Ballpark
  • Bradner Stadium
  • Minor league titles
    League titles 4 (1939, 1940, 1950, 1961)

    The Olean Oilers were a minor league baseball team located in Olean, New York. 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.

    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.

    Year-by-year record

    Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
    1939 65-38 1st Jake Pitler League Champs
    1940 65-39 1st Jake Pitler League Champs
    1941 48-61 5th Jake Pitler
    1942 82-42 2nd Jake Pitler Lost League Finals
    1943 43-66 6th Jake Pitler
    1944 57-66 5th John Fitzpatrick
    1945 40-86 8th John Fitzpatrick
    1946 69-56 3rd Greg Mulleavy Lost in 1st round
    1947 66-58 3rd Greg Mulleavy Lost League Finals
    1948 60-66 7th George Scherger
    1949 39-86 8th Shan Deniston / Lawrence Mancini
    1950 71-54 2nd Len Schulte League Champs
    1951 79-48 1st Orval Cott Lost League Finals
    1952 70-55 3rd Bunny Mick Lost in 1st round
    1953 63-61 5th Bill Davis / Walter Lance
    1954 46-80 7th Austin Knickerbocker / Frank Genovese
    1955 46-80 8th Paul Owens
    1956 65-58 3rd Paul Owens Lost League Finals
    1957 52-65 5th Paul Owens
    1958 67-57 3rd Benny Zientara Lost in 1st round
    1959 57-69 6th William Robertson
    1961 64-61 4th Harold Holland League Champs
    1962 62-57 3rd (t) Harold Holland Lost League Finals

    External links

    • Baseball Reference
    • Official site of the current team

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