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Abner Doubleday Field, Cooperstown

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Doubleday Field is a baseball stadium in Cooperstown, New York named for Abner Doubleday and located two village blocks from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.The grounds have been used for baseball since 1920, on what was Elihu Phinney's farm. A wooden grandstand was built in 1924, later replaced by a steel and concrete grandstand built in 1939 by the Works Project Administration. Subsequent expansion has increased seating capacity to 9,791 spectators.Hall of Fame GameEach year from 1940 to 2008, Doubleday Field hosted the Hall of Fame Game. Originally a contest between "old-timers" teams, it later became an exhibition game between two major league squads. Traditionally, the game was held during the annual induction weekend of the nearby Baseball Hall of Fame, but in later years it was scheduled in May or June, to accommodate the participating teams' travel schedules.As MLB's last remaining in-season exhibition game, its results did not count in the official standings, and substitute players were generally used to avoid injury to starters. The curiosity factor of two teams from different leagues playing each other in this game outside of a World Series or spring training situation was eventually removed in 1997 with the launch of interleague play, further reducing the game's cachet.
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  • The ballpark is said to be able for the first time in the United States. Free tour and now it uses local match. Here are baseball fans.
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  • A very nice view and feel to this stadium. Kind of the cherry on top of the Hall of Fame sundae! Easy add-on.  more »
  • While visiting Cooperstown, I got to watch my husband play in a baseball tournament at DOUBLE DAY, and yes folks, he hit a grand slam over the double day fence!! it doesn't get better than that!!  more »
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  • Old time feel. If you go in the early or off season, there will be pigeon poo on the benches. Not all of them, but be prepared. The old time, all American baseball feel will bring you back to a time before 20mil a year contracts and performance from a pill/needle/cream ruined baseball for you. Make the time
  • location of the awards ceremony associated with Hall of Fame Weekend - the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters, J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writers, and Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement.
  • What a blast watching them play ball, it was like watching an all star game
  • Be here January 10th
  • I have been able to play on this beautiful Field during the last Games held, every season, over the past five Columbus Day weekends. It is a very special place and gives me chills that I am using the same Diamond that Willie Mays and Ted Williams did during their MLB playing days....