Let's Play Ball!

Blog post written by Dan Dudzic.  Dan is a summer intern for Jamestown Up Close.  You can read more about Dan below this article.  ~ Banner image used with permission from the Jamestown Jammers.

Affordable, Family-Friendly Fun in Jamestown, New York

The Jamestown Jammers, the '17 PGCBL Western Division Champions, are no joke again this year.  After clinching a playoff spot Monday night with a walkoff knock by Chase Keng, the Jammers invite you to come out and root them on tonight, Thursday, August 2, for their first playoff performance this year!

They're Not Kidding When They Say, "Family-Friendly!"


As always, Jamestown Jammers games offer family-friendly entertainment every half inning. Entertainment Director Matt Warren will select children from the crowd to participate in on and off the field activities during the game.  Be ready for activities like 🌭 hotdog 🌭 races down the left field line, partner ring tosses, giant 🎲 dice 🎲 rolls off the grandstand roof and much more.  Every activity concludes with a prize, of course!  In addition to fun activities (not to mention the incredible baseball), Jammers games also offer concessions provided by Coach’s Corner Inn, which include hot dogs, peanuts, soda and more all for reasonable prices.  For the not so young children at heart, beer (🍺) is also available at the concessions stand (proper ID required).

Tonight's Tickets Just $2!

With everything that you get at a Jammers game, you are never going to believe the price of tonight's tickets!  They are just $2 each!  That's right:  $2!
(Normal game ticket prices range from $5 to $7.) 


Visitors can also purchase tickets at the stadium Box Office.  Russell E. Diethrick Park, home of the Jamestown Jammers, is located at 485 Falconer Street, Jamestown, New York. 

Don't Forget About the Babe Ruth World Series!

Russell E. Dietrick Park is a busy place these days, as it is the host of the 2018 16-18 Year Old Babe Ruth Baseball World Series from August 4 to August 11!  Due to the generosity of the Jamestown Community, admission to every game is FREE! 

In addition to the games, the players are welcomed into town with a parade at 9 a.m., in Downtown Jamestown on Saturday, August 4.  The Babe Ruth World Series Parade is the public kick off of the series in Jamestown. It is a great experience for everyone as, "the athletes are honored and introduced to the area to begin their World Series experience," said Kimberly Ecklund, Jamestown Babe Ruth World Series Committee member.

The games start on Saturday, August 4, at 12 noon, and are comprised of the best of the best of baseball in the 16- to 18-year-old divisions.  The American and National Division teams will compete to claim the title of the 2018 Babe Ruth World Series Champion!  There will be athletes from all over the country competing for the title.  To read more about the game format go here.  It all happens here in Jamestown, so make plans today to watch some incredible baseball. 

Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of this awesome event:  the Jamestown Babe Ruth League, the Resource Center, the One Ball Foundation, Inc., Chautauqua County Fire Service, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, the Inner Lakes Federal Credit Union, the Jamestown Area Community Federal Credit Union, and the Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, Shults Auto Group, and Chautauqua County!

For more information about the Babe Ruth World Series Events CLICK HERE.  Follow all of the week's events on Facebook.

Let's Play Ball!

It's time to head on out to the Jammers' stadium for some great baseball all around. 

This season, the Jammers are 31-14 and hold the best record in the league. The
playoffs begin Thursday, August 2, at Diethrick Park with game one of the semi-finals.  Tickets start at $2, and the first pitch will be thrown at 7:05 p.m. It’s still to be determined who the Jammers will play Thursday night.  The road back to the championship is beginning; come out and be a part of it!

To keep up with the Jammers and their upcoming playoff schedule, visit them online and FOLLOW them Facebook. #JamOn

Dan is currently enrolled at Jamestown Community College where he is studying communication. He hopes to have a career in stand-up comedy. After he finishes school, he wants to do landscaping during the day while writing and performing comedy at night. Dan’s favorite thing about Downtown Jamestown is the soon-to-open National Comedy Center and is looking forward to its grand opening.  You can see Dan's postings this summer on this blog!  Dan is focusing on reviewing Downtown businesses.