Olean Oilers

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Olean Oilers
19391962
Olean, New York
Class-level
  • Class D
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
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
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, 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]

Year-by-year record[edit]

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

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