York Pennsylvania

The City, County, and the Area  

Baseball in York PA


bulletYork Little League 
bulletPennsylvania American Legion Baseball
bulletMid-Atlantic Semi-Pro Baseball League
bulletYork Central League
bulletNational Adult Baseball Association
bulletNABA (National Adult Baseball Association) Susquehanna Valley League 
bulletThe Atlantic Baseball League is coming to York - maybe  
bulletName the new York baseball team Name York's Team
bulletNames local companies would like


History of York Minor League Baseball

bulletYork White Roses and, briefly, the York Pirates 
bulletYork was on of the original 6 cites of the Eastern League AA (Teams in Eastern League and New York - Penn League) which was formed in 1923. For the first fifteen years of its existence, the league was known as the New York-Pennsylvania League (NY-PEN). York was in the in the Eastern League for 22 years.  From 1923 to 1932 they were unaffiliated, 1933 [Brooklyn Dodgers], 1936 [Washington Senators], [On July 2, 1936 York team moved to Trenton, NJ and became the Trenton Senators]. 1958-1959 [with the St Louis], 1962 [Boston], 1963-1967 [Washington Senators], In 1968 and 1969 they were the York Pirates [Pittsburgh]  All-time attendance was 530,392* (*Records are incomplete.)  York won the league championship in 1925 and 1969. 
bulletThe Harrisburg Senators franchise (which was affiliated with the Pirates) moved to York in 1943 and became the White Roses in the Interstate League. The team was affiliated with Pittsburgh from 1943 through 1950, independent in 1951, and with the St Louis Browns in 1952.
bulletThe games were played at Bob Hoffman Stadium (pictures and commentary). (formerly Veterans Memorial Stadium)
bulletA ticket from 1940 game
bulletIn 1933, the York White Roses were a Class A affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers
bulletHard Luck Haunts Dick Such's Pitching:  In the long history of baseball, there have been few, if any, pitchers to match the hard luck of Dick Such of York in 1967. The Eastern League righthander compiled an excellent earned-run average of 2.81, but he lost 16 straight games and finished the season without a victory. In 11 of his defeats, Such allowed no more than two runs a game. However, he had poor support from his teammates. York had a club batting average of only .217. The White Roses were shut out 29 times and were the victims of four no-hitters. source
bulletHall of Famer Brooks Robinson played in York (1952).
bulletReference Sites
bulletHistoric Baseball : A look at the history, players, teams and stories of the game of baseball
bullet"BaseballLibrary.com is a hulking colossus of online baseball arcana ... that can serve up ample portions of the most obscure baseball history."
bulletMike McCann's Minor League Baseball Page


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