Lyle Parkhurst

Lyle Parkhurst

Parkhurst was born and lived in Jamestown all his life and is one of the few pitchers ever to jump from junior high school into professional baseball when he signed with the Jamestown Falcons of the PONY League in 1941. He was a member of the Jamestown championship teams of 1941 and 1942.

With Buffalo of the International League in 1943, Parkhurst compiled a 1-3 record. He then came back to Jamestown in 1944 and was 20-10. He retumed to Buffalo in 1945 and had an 11-5 record. Thereafter he pitched for Ashville, North Carolina in the Class B Tri-State League; Pueblo, Colorado of the Westem League; back in the Tri-State League with Rock Hill, South Carolina; and finally with Olean in the PONY League before retiring in 1951.

Parkhurst worked two years as an umpire in the PONY League. He also umpired locally for high school, Muny and County League games. He also officiated basketball. He umpired in Babe Ruth World Series as well.

Lyle Parkhurst was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. He died in 2005.

Lyle Parkhurst, pitcher for the Jamestown Falcons.

CSHOF inductees Lyle Parkhurst, Greg Peterson and John Jachym

video courtesy Greg Peterson

video courtesy Greg Peterson

1950 Olean Oilers roster. Parkhurst finished his playing
days here.

Manager Greg Mulleavy and Lyle Parkhurst, 1943.

Lyle Parkhurst, 1942

Lyle Parkhurst as a young man.

courtesy of Greg Parkhurst

1944 Jamestown Falcons. Lyle Parkhurst is in standing row, third from right. Fellow CSHOF inductee Nellie Fox is in
kneeling row on far right

The 1943 Vikings included four CSHOF inductees: Les James in front row, far left; Leo Squinn in back row, far left; Lyle
Parkhurst in back row, third from right; and Louie Collins in back row, far right.


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