Games Record Win% RF RA Diff
11 3 - 8 0.273 39 99 -60

Joined 1947
First Tournament 1947
Last Tournament 1968
Franchise Status Defunct
   
Seasons 17
Regionals 4
Tournaments 14
   
Best Finish 4th
Worst Finish 16th
Average Finish 10th
DNQs
   
Upper Bracket 0
Lower Bracket 0

 

1st   Finalist 0
2nd  
3rd   At or above
500
6
4th 1
5th 2
6th 1
7th 1
8th 1
9th   Below
500
8
10th 1
11th  
12th 1
13th 1
14th 3
15th 1
16th+ 1

About New Jersey

New Jersey competed briefly in the early 1950s and then consistently through the 1960s. The teams had many winless campaigns, but also managed 3 Top-6 finishes.

 The first year for New Jersey was 1947 and was also the first winless tournament, as the Newark Hilltops lost to New Orleans and Pittsburgh. The 1948 South Amboy All Stars faired much better, as their 3-2 record was good enough for 4th place. The franchise's first win was 10-2 over Amsterdam, which was followed with a 15-1 victory over Harrisburg and 7-2 win against Concord. In the battle of unbeatens, New Orleans came out on top 12-4 and Washington sent the All Stars home by the score of 4-3.

New Jersey was winless again in 1949, but the South Amboy team returned in 1950 and 1951 and collected 5 more wins. St Mary's of South River won 2 games in 1953.

After sporadic participation in the later part of the decade, New Jersey began competing annually beginning in 1959. The Wildwood team that year lost a play-in series to Baltimore. In 1960 and 1961, the club from Clifton, New Jersey went winless in four games. The Garden Staters final won again in 1962 as the New Jersey Bank of Clifton opened with a surprising 6-4 win over Baltimore at Engh Field. After a win over Zanesville, the Cliftons lost 6-3 to Milford. They won 3-2 in 10 innings over Buffalo at Point Stadium before being eliminated in 11 innings by Washington 7-6. The team finished 5th.

The Garfield Benignos won two gmes in 1963 and placed 7th. In 1964, the club from Paterson, New Jersey lost in the seven-team Altoona regional, falling to Washington 8-5 and Baltimore 13-5. Paterson was winless in the 1965 tournament.

The New Jersey Bank of Clifton returned to Johnstown in 1966 and 1968 led by manager Bill Loreng. They played against Johnstown on Opening Night in 1966 and won the game 6-1, but then lost to New Orleans and New York. Likewise, the 1968 club also only recorded one victory. The 1967 team played well in the Altoona Regional, but ultimately fell to Washington in the championship game, 5-4.


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