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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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  • It is what it is, a baseball field. Old school brick and wooden structure. Not much to it since its a ball field. Might be able to catch a game during fair weather months as the field is in use by loc...  more »
  • This site is a must see while in Cooperstown. The building, stands, etc. give you a feel of what it must have been like to attend a baseball game back in the day. But it could be much more! There is n...  more »
  • One of the true historic baseball diamond that is still in use for the local high schools. The stadium is symmetrically stylish and not a bad seat in the house to view a game.  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
  • Legendary experience for our baseball team to play on this field.
  • Nostalgic Baseball Park.
  • 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.
  • Historic