New York - Penn League

New York - Penn League

Infobox sports league

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caption = New York - Penn League logo
sport = Baseball
founded = 1939
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teams = 14
country = USA
champion = Batavia Muckdogs
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website = [ Official Website]
The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. It is classified as a "Short-Season A" league; its season starts in June, after major-league teams have signed their amateur draft picks to professional contracts, and ends in early September. The league is divided into the McNamara Division, the Pinckney Division, and the Stedler Division.

The league was founded in 1939 with the name "Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League". This was generally shortened to "PONY League". The original teams included the Batavia Clippers; the Bradford Bees; the Hamilton Red Wings; the Jamestown Jaguars; the Niagara Falls Rainbows; and the Olean Oilers. The Oilers, a Brooklyn Dodgers affiliate, won both the regular-season and playoff championships.

The Hamilton Red Wings folded early in the 1956 season, and with no more teams in Ontario, the league adopted its current name in 1957. The league crossed back into Canada with the formation of the St. Catharines Blue Jays in 1986. They were joined by the Hamilton Redbirds in 1987 and the Welland Pirates in 1989, but all three clubs had moved back stateside by 2000.

Currently the league includes teams in Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Vermont, as well as in New York and Pennsylvania.

Player limits and requirements

New York - Penn League teams may have no more than 3 players on their active lists that have 4 or more years of prior combined Major League / Minor League service, with the exception of position players changing roles to become a pitcher or a pitcher changing into a position player. Teams may get to eliminate up to one year of time of Minor League service for players who have spent time on the disabled list.

By July 1 of each year, all clubs must have at least 10 pitchers.

Maximum number of players under team control is 35, 30 of those may be active, but only 25 may be in uniform and eligible to play in any given game. [cite web
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Current teams

:1 Hosting 2009 New York-Penn League All-Star Game

Current team rosters


League Champions By Year

:1"co-champions were named in 1998, as torrential rains in Central New York made both Auburn's and Oneonta's fields unplayable:2"co-champions were named in 2001, as the championship series was cancelled due to the September 11th attacks with Brooklyn leading one game to none"

PONY/NY-Penn League Teams (1939-)

*Aberdeen IronBirds
*Auburn Americans
*Auburn Astros
*Auburn Doubledays
*Auburn Mets
*Auburn Phillies
*Auburn Red Stars
*Auburn Sunsets
*Auburn Twins
*Auburn Yankees
*Batavia Clippers
*Batavia Indians
*Batavia Muckdogs
*Batavia Pirates
*Batavia Trojans
*Binghamton Triplets
*Bradford Beagles
*Bradford Bees
*Bradford Blue Wings
*Bradford Phillies
*Bradford Yankees
*Brooklyn Cyclones
*Corning Athletics
*Corning Cor-Sox
*Corning Independents
*Corning Red Sox
*Corning Royals
*Elmira Pioneers
*Erie Cardinals
*Erie Orioles
*Erie Sailors
*Erie Tigers
*Geneva Cubs
*Geneva Pirates
*Geneva Redlegs
*Geneva Senators
*Geneva Twins
*Glens Falls Redbirds
*Hamilton Cardinals
*Hamilton Redbirds
*Hamilton Red Wings
*Hornell Dodgers
*Hornell Maple Leafs
*Hornell Maples
*Hornell Redlegs
*Hudson Valley Renegades
*Jamestown Braves
*Jamestown Dodgers
*Jamestown Expos
*Jamestown Falcons
*Jamestown Jaguars
*Jamestown Jammers
*Jamestown Tigers
*Jersey City Stars
*Little Falls Mets
*Lockport Cubs
*Lockport Reds
*Lockport White Socks
*Lockport White Sox
*London Pirates
*Lowell Spinners
*Mahoning Valley Scrappers
*Montreal Bears
*New Jersey Cardinals
*Newark Bears
*Newark Co-Pilots
*Newark Orioles
*Niagara Falls Pirates
*Niagara Falls Rainbows
*Niagara Falls Rapids
*Niagara Falls Sox
*Olean A's
*Olean Giants
*Olean Oilers
*Olean Red Sox
*Olean Yankees
*Oneonta Red Sox
*Oneonta Tigers
*Oneonta Yankees
*Pittsfield Astros
*Pittsfield Mets
*Queens Kings
*St. Catharines Blue Jays
*St. Catharines Stompers
*State College Spikes
*Staten Island Yankees
*Toronto Canadians
*Toronto Northmen
*Tri-City Valley Cats
*Utica Blue Jays
*Utica Blue Sox
*Vermont Expos
*Vermont Lake Monsters
*Watertown Indians
*Watertown Pirates
*Welland Pirates
*Wellsville Braves
*Wellsville Nitros
*Wellsville Red Sox
*Wellsville Rockets
*Wellsville Senators
*Wellsville Yankees
*Williamsport Astros
*Williamsport Crosscutters
*Williamsport Cubs
*Williamsport Red Sox

ee also

*Sports league attendances


External links

* [ New York - Penn League]

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