Exterior of the remaining grandstand at Weaver Field, Apr-2015.
A look at the grandstand from the third-base side.
The field is in a city park just east of the center of town.
- Location: Memorial Park, Main Street (PA 63) at Line Street, Lansdale, Pa.
- Opened: Before 1948
- Home team: Lansdale Dukes, North Atlantic League (1948)
- Capacity: 1,000 (approx.)
For the 1948 season, a small stadium in Lansdale’s Memorial Park became the home of a North Atlantic League team. The Lansdale Dukes languished without a major league affiliation and folded at season’s end, having limped to a 28-101 record.
The facility may have existed prior to 1948, as a dedication plaque acknowledges Jake Shelly for having introduced semi-pro ball to the site in the mid-1930s. The field itself is dedicated to Joseph “Dobbie” Weaver, a high school coach who died in 1963 at age 70. I do not know if the field was named for Weaver before his death. I also do not know if there was once a third-base grandstand. The existing bleacher runs along the first-base side.
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