Doubleday Field



Home-plate entrance to Doubleday Field, Jul-2005.

A look at the seating from down the third-base line.

The park sits in a neighborhood.

Quick Facts:
Doubleday Field, opened in 1939 in conjunction with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, is a typical late-1930s facility owned by the Village of Cooperstown.

The main grandstand, which is sheltered by a roof as well as a protective screen, holds a thousand fans at most. In order to accommodate the ten thousand or more spectators who show up for the Hall of Fame exhibition game that used to be played during induction weekend in late July or early August, additional aluminum bleachers have been erected all the way down both base lines as well as beyond the right-field fence. Until the Oneonta club left the New York-Penn League, they also came in and played one of their games during that weekend.

The park is tucked into a residential neighborhood. It is very difficult to see from the nearby streets, although it is flanked by a municipal parking lot. For the rest of the year, amateur teams utilize the facility extensively. The American Legion holds its New York state tournament annually at Doubleday Field. The field size is more suited to amateur baseball, as the fences are unusually close to home plate.

Beginning in 2015, teams from the independent Can-Am League have used Doubleday Field for one game a year. The Rockland Boulders, based over three hours away in Ramapo, have hosted league rivals in these weekday afternoon contests.


Game # Date League Level Result
  Sat 13-Aug-1988 NY St Legion Legion 18U Orchard Park 11, Kingston 9
  Sat 13-Aug-1988 NY St Legion Legion 18U Kingston 11, Orchard Park 4
  Thu 10-Aug-1989 NY St Legion Legion 18U Spring Valley 6, Orchard Park 2
  Thu 10-Aug-1989 NY St Legion Legion 18U Endicott 7, Plattsburgh 5
  Thu 10-Aug-1989 NY St Legion Legion 18U Orchard Park 10, Plattsburgh 9
  Fri 11-Aug-1989 NY St Legion Legion 18U Endicott 12, Spring Valley 10
  Fri 11-Aug-1989 NY St Legion Legion 18U Spring Valley 8, Orchard Park 7
  Sat 12-Aug-1989 NY St Legion Legion 18U Spring Valley 2, Endicott 0
  Sun 13-Aug-1989 NY St Legion Legion 18U Endicott 7, Spring Valley 3
  Mon 4-Jul-1993 Independent Legion 18U Cooperstown 12, Lyndhurst NJ 2
  Mon 4-Jul-1993 Independent Legion 18U South Troy 7, Cooperstown 1
  Mon 4-Jul-1993 Independent Legion 18U Burrell PA 21, Lyndhurst NJ 4, 5 inn
  Sat 13-Aug-1994 NY St Legion Legion 18U Kenmore 12, Monsey 11, 1st
  Sat 13-Aug-1994 NY St Legion Legion 18U Monsey 19, Kenmore 5, 7 inn, 2nd
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