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Total Players Listed56Major Leaguers12Active Players2
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Players Born in this City

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PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Steve Antolik1B6-1 204 R-R 1988-07-11 Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2008-2011-   Cardinal Newman (West Palm Beach,FL)Charleston So.U., High Point U.  
Greg BeckerP6-3 180 L-L 1964-01-19 Erie,Pennsylvania A+1986-1989-   Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)Florida So.Col  
Lou Bierbauer2B5-8 140 L-R 1865-09-28 Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1886-18981886-1898      
Robert BiletnikoffOF6-1 195 L-L 1944-08-02 Erie,Pennsylvania --
1966- 1-  16-NYA
John BowenP6-9 200 L-L 1965-03-15 Erie,Pennsylvania A-1989-1989-   Warren (Warren,PA)Gannon U.  
Jim BrittonP6-4 225 R-R 1987-- Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2006-2009-   McDowell (Erie,PA)St. Bonaventure U.  
Bill CarrickP5-10 150 R-R 1873-09-05 Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1898-19021898-1902      
Zac ClineP6-3 215 L-L 1983-07-17 Erie,Pennsylvania A+2003-2011-
2004-15- 452-PHI
Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)West Virginia U.  
Craig ContiOF   - 1964-- Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA1985-1985-
1982-32- 777-PIT
McDowell (Erie,PA)Iowa  
Guy ContiCOACH   - 1942-03-09 Erie,Pennsylvania --     Clarion Pennsylvania  
Jon DanielczykC-P6-4 200 R-R 1991-06-22 Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2012-2014-   Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)Pittsburgh  
Dell DarlingC5-8 170 R-R 1861-12-21 Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1883-18911883-1891      
Aaron DecourseyP6-3 220 R-R 1983-- Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2002-2003-   Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)St. Bonaventure U.  
Mark EsserP6-1 190 R-L 1956-04-01 Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1977-19821979-1979
1977- 8- 160-CHA
Ketcham (Wappingers Falls,NY)Miami-Dade Col  
Richard FedericiOF-1B6-0 185 L-L 1959-01-13 Erie,Pennsylvania AA1977-1981-   Strong Vincent (Erie,PA)Edinboro U.  
Tim FederowiczC5-11 200 R-R 1987-08-05 Erie,Pennsylvania MLB2006-20182011-2018
2008- 7- 232-BOS
Apex (Apex,NC)North CarolinaActiveHouston Astros (MLB)
J.P. FreyIF6-1 185 R-R 1991-05-20 Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2012-2013-   McDowell (Erie,PA)Delaware St, Alfred U.  
Gussie GannonP5-11 154 L-L 1873-11-26 Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1895-18951895-1895      
Jim GemlerIF-OF6-1 210 R-R 1979-09-25 Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA1999-2002-   Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)Akron, UNC Asheville  
Matt GnacinskiP-C6-5 230 R-R 1983-- Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2002-2006-   Villa Maria Academy (Malvern,PA)Youngstown St  
Paul GnacinskiP6-2 190 R-R 1960-11-01 Erie,Pennsylvania AAA1979-1986-   Strong Vincent (Erie,PA)  
Matt GuneschP6-0 185 R-R 1981-- Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2001-2003-   Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)St. Bonaventure U., Connecticut  
Mike HanholdC6-0 212 R-R 1981-12-28 Erie,Pennsylvania --   Copley (Copley,OH)Bowling Green St  
Matt HansenIF5-11 170 L-R 1995-11-07 Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2015-2018-   McDowell (Erie,PA)Toledo  
Brian HardnerP6-1 190 L-L 1986-12-13 Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2006-2010-   Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)St. Bonaventure U.  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Eric HelfandC6-0 195 L-R 1969-03-25 Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1990-19981993-1995
1990- 2-  65-OAK
Patrick Henry (San Diego,CA)Arizona St, Nebraska  
Eric Hess1B5-11 185 L-L 1992-08-02 Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2012-2015-   Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)Pittsburgh  
Stephen HillP6-0 170 L-L 1963-03-14 Erie,Pennsylvania AA1984-1989-   Technical Memorial (Erie,PA)  
Steve Hill2B5-7 155 R-R 1965-09-06 Erie,Pennsylvania A+1985-1989-
1986-13- 324-CHN
Mount Miguel (Spring Valley,CA)San Diego St  
Joe JordanoCOACH   - Erie,Pennsylvania --      
Bill JulioSS5-11 170 B-R 1939-03-05 Erie,Pennsylvania A-1980-1980-   Strong Vincent (Erie,PA)  
Tom Lawless2B-3B5-11 170 R-R 1956-12-19 Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1978-19901982-1990
1978-17- 433-CIN
Strong Vincent (Erie,PA)Penn St, Penn St-Behrend  
Anthony ManningOF5-10 170 R-R 1952-03-25 Erie,Pennsylvania --
1971-19- 448-CLE
Shaker Heights (Shaker Heights,OH)  
Isaac MattsonP6-3 205 R-R 1995-07-14 Erie,Pennsylvania A+2015-2018-
2017-19- 565-ANA
Harbor Creek (Harborcreek,PA)PittsburghMinorsLos Angeles Angels (A+)
Mike MorrisonP5-8 156 R-R 1867-02-06 Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1887-18901887-1890      
Kyle NicholsonP5-11 205 R-R 1985-07-31 Erie,Pennsylvania A+2004-2010-
2007- 7- 224-SFN
A&M Consolidated (College Station,TX)Texas A&M U.  
Peter NyariP5-11 200 R-R 1971-09-04 Erie,Pennsylvania AA1994-2000-
1994-15- 422-PHI
Technical Memorial (Erie,PA)Edinboro U.  
Chad OberackerOF5-11 175 L-L 1989-01-14 Erie,Pennsylvania AA2008-2016-
2011-25- 766-OAK
McDowell (Erie,PA)Tennessee Technological U.Free Agent  
Bob OhmerP6-1 210 R-R 1984-05-12 Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2004-2004-   Mercyhurst Prep (Erie,PA)Cleveland St  
Matt PassauerP6-7 215 R-R 1989-- Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2008-2010-   Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)Duquesne U., Maryland  
Bob RaudmanOF5-9 185 L-L 1942-03-14 Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1966-19671966-1967
1961-   UDFA-CHN
James Monroe (North Hills,CA)  
Bobby RoachP6-3 185 R-R 1992-12-15 Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2012-2015-   McDowell (Erie,PA)Tennessee Technological U., Gannon U.  
Nolan RobertsP6-3 210 L-L 1995-- Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2014-2014-   Fairview (fairview,PA)St. Bonaventure U.  
Tony RogowskiIF6-0 195 R-R 1984-08-05 Erie,Pennsylvania Ind2008-2009-   Villa Maria Academy (Malvern,PA)Alabama-Huntsville, Cochise Col  
Jim Scharrer1B6-4 220 R-R 1976-11-05 Erie,Pennsylvania AA1995-2000-
1995- 2-  56-ATL
Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)  
Charles ShreveP6-4 200 R-R 1947-03-28 Erie,Pennsylvania --
1965-28- 529-PHI
Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)  
Ryan SkellieOF6-4 230 R-R 1989-08-15 Erie,Pennsylvania Ind2009-2013-   McDowell (Erie,PA)St. Bonaventure U.  
David SmithP6-1 180 R-R 1955-06-20 Erie,Pennsylvania AA1977-1979-   Greece Arcadia (Rochester,NY)Monroe CC  
Jim SmithP5-11 185 R-R 1966-11-24 Erie,Pennsylvania AA1988-1991-
1988- 6- 153-KCA
Academy (Erie,PA)Jacksonville St, Cuyahoga CC  
Phil SorensenIF6-1 208 L-R 1991-09-04 Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2011-2014-   Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)Tennessee-Martin  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
John StrickC   - 1858-- Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1882-18821882-1882      
Jim TraversC5-11 195 R-R 1987-- Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2006-2006-   Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)Canisius Col, Gannon U.  
Mark TupekIF6-0 162 R-R 1985-- Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA2006-2006-   Mercyhurst Prep (Erie,PA)Canisius Col  
Chris VallimontP6-5 220 R-R 1997-03-18 Erie,Pennsylvania --
2018- 5- 147-MIA
Mercyhurst Prep (Erie,PA)Mercyhurst Col  
David Van VolkenburgP   - 1950-- Erie,Pennsylvania NCAA1969-1972-
1968- 7- 141-PIT
Cathedral Prep (Erie,PA)Clemson U.  
Dave WickershamP6-3 190 R-R 1935-09-27 Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1960-19691960-1969
1955-   UDFA-PIT
  Ohio U.  

High Schools

High School NameLocationNickname
Cathedral PrepErie,PARamblers
Technical MemorialErie,PA-
Strong VincentErie,PAColonels
Mercyhurst PrepErie,PALakers

College and PRO Teams

ErieEastern LeagueAA
ErieNew York-Penn LeagueA-
ErieFrontier LeagueInd
Mercyhurst CollegeCollege BaseballNCAA
Gannon UniversityCollege BaseballNCAA
Penn State-BehrendCollege BaseballNCAA

Player/Team Statistics

1981Erie CardinalsNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1982Erie CardinalsNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1983Erie CardinalsNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1984Erie CardinalsNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1985Erie CardinalsNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1986Erie CardinalsNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1987Erie CardinalsNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1988Erie OriolesNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1989Erie OriolesNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1990Erie SailorsNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1991Erie SailorsNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1992Erie SailorsNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1993Erie SailorsNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1994Erie SailorsFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
2003Erie Sea WolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2004Erie Sea WolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
1995Erie Sea WolvesNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1996Erie Sea WolvesNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1997Erie Sea WolvesNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1998Erie Sea WolvesNew York-Penn LeagueA-Minor
1999Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2000Erie SeawolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2001Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2002Erie SeawolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2005Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2006Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2007Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2008Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2009Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2010Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2011Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2012Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2013Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2014Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2015Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2016Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2017Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2018Erie SeaWolvesEastern LeagueAAMinor
2011Gannon UniversityPennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2012Gannon UniversityPennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2013Gannon UniversityPennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2014Gannon UniversityPennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2015Gannon UniversityPennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2016Gannon UniversityPennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2017Gannon UniversityPennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2013Mercyhurst CollegePennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2014Mercyhurst CollegePennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2015Mercyhurst CollegePennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2016Mercyhurst CollegePennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2017Mercyhurst CollegePennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2017Pennsylvania State Univ. Erie, the Behrend CollegeAllegheny Mountain Collegiate ConferenceNCAA Div 3College

Ballparks and Stadiums

Stadium Name
Ainsworth Field
Gannon University Field
Jerry Uht Park
Mercyhurst Baseball Field