Oneonta Red Sox

From BR Bullpen

New York-Penn League[edit]

In 1962 Oneonta Mayor Sam Nader gathered a group of local businessmen and city employees to discuss bringing professional baseball back to the area. After the meeting a regular season game was scheduled in July of 1963 between the Reading Phillies and the Binghamton Triplets to take place at Oneonta’s Neawha Park. After a crowd of 2,000 showed up for the game the group decided that the city wanted and was ready to support baseball again. The fans would have to wait two full seasons before the city was able to get a new team. In 1966 Joe Buzas moved his New York-Penn League franchise, the Wellsville Red Sox, to Oneonta. After that first season in Oneonta the Red Sox decided not to renew their working agreement with the team. The team was able to sign on instead with the New York Yankees and begin their long run as the Oneonta Yankees. That same winter Buzas sold the team to Nader and eight other local investors.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1946 68-54 4th Red Marion Lost in 1st round
1947 70-67 4th Red Marion Lost in 1st round
1948 72-65 3rd Red Marion League Champs
1949 75-62 2nd Eddie Popowski Lost League Finals
1950 86-52 3rd Eddie Popowski Lost in 1st round
1951 83-34 1st Owen Scheetz League Champs
1966 65-59 4th Matt Sczesny