Chronological Tour: Stop 102

Abner Who?

The exterior of the renovated Falcon Park, Aug-2003.

The seating bowl, as seen from the third-base line.

Auburn’s stadium looks out over undeveloped areas of the city.

Quick Facts: Rating: 3 baseballs
For the last time, Abner Doubleday did not invent baseball.

However, the Civil War general who ordered the first shot fired in defense of Fort Sumter, S.C., and later led a unit of Union troops at Gettysburg grew up in Auburn, a bucolic crossroads on Owasco Lake, at the east end of New York’s Finger Lakes region.

Combine the Doubleday heritage in town with the baseball myth, and you get the Auburn Doubledays, who changed their name from the Astros when the renovation of old Falcon Park was complete. They come complete with a mascot called Abner, who looks like an 1840s character and prances around this nicely restyled ballyard.

The new Falcon Park served as a template for the reconstruction of Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, 90 miles west.

Game # Date League Level Result
219 Sat 17-Aug-1996 NY-Penn A Oneonta 12, AUBURN 0
623 Sat 16-Aug-2003 NY-Penn A Aberdeen 9, AUBURN 2
1340 Fri 15-Aug-2014 NY-Penn A State College 8, AUBURN 1
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