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Russ Diethrick

Russ Diethrick

Russ Diethrick was born in Patton, Pennsylvania, and moved to Jamestown when he was five and has lived here since. He is a graduate of Jamestown High School where he played baseball for coach Al Ayers. After graduation he began work at Marlin Rockwell before becoming a part-time assistant to Recreation Director Jim Sharp in 1958.

He became full-time Recreation Director after Sharp's retirement. The title was later changed to Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Director and entailed supervising about 20 youth baseball leagues, all recreational sports for boys and girls in the city and several adult programs. In the 1970's he was assistant general manager, with Eric Gougin, of the Jamestown Expos of the New York-Pennsylvania League and is a past director of the league.


Diethrick managed the Marlin
Rockwell Rollers during the
mid 1950's

Diethrick is a past district commissioner of the Amateur Softball Association of America, was tournament chairman for the Middle Atlantic Regional Babe Ruth Tournament and the first two 13-year Old Babe Ruth World Series which were held at College Stadium.

He became a member of the National Babe Ruth Baseball Advisory Boad and was inducted into the Babe Ruth League Hall of Fame in 1997.

Russ Diethrick was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.


video courtesy Greg Peterson

video courtesy Greg Peterson

video courtesy Greg Peterson

video courtesy Greg Peterson
video courtesy Greg Peterson

Help locating inductee families sought

The CSHoF is looking for information about the families of the inductees we have not been able to locate. We are seeking names, addresses and phone numbers of any relatives of the following:
Jimmy Clark
(1914-1994)
Tommy Leach
(1877-1969)
If you can help please e-mail
info@chautauquasportshalloffame.org
or call Randy Anderson at 716-763-2173.

Jim Roselle and Russ Diethrick

Russ with his WJTN Radio program Times of Your Life original co-host Jim Roselle. The two friends got together each Saturday morning to share laughter, good stories, a tune or two and whatever, or whoever, came through the door.


June 6, 2016

photo credit Scott Riegle

 


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