Introducing the ‘Jamestown Tarp Skunks’


Media members and Friends,

Please welcome the “Jamestown Tarp Skunks” – the team which will begin play in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League on May 29th, 2020.

Jamestown Tarp Skunks ownership and management honor Chautauqua County baseball heritage by selecting ‘Tarp Skunks’ as the team name.

‘Tarp’ representing Mr. Howard Ehmke, former Chautauqua County resident, MLB Pitcher, 1929 Philadelphia A’s World Series Champion, 1983 Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, and the founder of the Ehmke Manufacturing Company – who produced the original infield tarp. He is proudly our “Father of the Infield Tarp”.

‘Skunks’ to represent a very common creature at Diethrick Park, a creature which has made a habit of pestering and wreaking havoc on baseball team employees for decades at Diethrick Park; specifically living inside the infield tarp, and under the visiting bullpen’s bench. Skunks are also seen wandering the concourse in the evenings.

We are proud to announce this new name, which is a baseball name, is universally applicable to all fans throughout the county & beyond – wherever there are ballparks with tarps, & skunks who live in them!

Merchandise can be purchased at – with select items at the Team Jock Shop location at 10 Harrison Street in Jamestown NY. Team Jock Shop houses the official team store!

Season tickets are available by visiting

Thank you,
Frank Fanning, General Manager
Jamestown Tarp Skunks Sent: 1/22/2020