Schenectady Blue Jays Win Can-Am Crown

The Schenectady Blue Jays won the Canadien-American League Class C title in 1947 under manager Lee Riley (father of Miami Heat President Pat Riley).  The Electric City’s Charlie Barker was a pitcher on that team.  Hal McConvery, a catcher, was the other hometown player on that squad.  McConvery was moved up to the Phillies’ Class B team in Portland for the 1948 season.  The Jays were playing their games at McNearney Stadium on Jackson Avenue.  The stadium held approximately 4,500 spectators, and the price of admission at that time was one dollar for a box seat, eighty cents for general admission, and seventy cents for a bleacher seat.

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