Monday, January 20, 2020

On this date in New York-Penn (PONY) League history: January 20, 1942

Batavia, New York remains in league for 1942 season.

Source: Olean Times-Herald via Newspapers.com

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

On this date in New York (PONY) League History: January 19, 1956

Former major league pitcher Randy Gumpert (misspelled in article) is named manager of the Bradford Yankees.

Source: The Morning Call (Allentown, PA) via Newspapers.com

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

On this date in NYPL history: January 18, 1961

The New York-Penn League will open the 1961 season on April 29, with a 126 game schedule.

Source: The Ithaca Journal via Newspapers.com

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Friday, January 17, 2020

On this date in New York-Penn (PONY) League history: January 17, 1949

The Bradford Blue Wings, PONY League farm team of the Philadelphia Phillies will begin spring training on March 27, in Raeford, North Carolina.

Source: The Bradford Era via Newspapers.com

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

On this date in New York-Penn (PONY) League History: January 16, 1950

League president Vince McNamara announced that Lockport, New York would field a team for the 1950 season.

Source: Dunkirk Evening Observer via Newspapers.com

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

On this date in New York-Penn League (PONY) History: January 15, 1943

The PONY League will operate with 8 teams during the 1943 season despite possible player shortages and travel limitation due to the war effort.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette via Newspapers.com

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

On this date in New York-Penn League History: January 14, 1964

Gene Baker was named manager of the Batavia Pirates for the 1964 season. Baker managed Batavia in 1961, becoming the first African-American manager in minor league history.

Baker played in the major leagues during 8 seasons with the Chicago Cubs (1953-57), Pittsburgh Pirates (1957-58, '60-'61).

Source: The Daily Times (Davenport, Iowa) via Newspapers.com

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