Visitors to the mythical birthplace of baseball continue to visit Doubleday Field – reportedly the site of the first-ever baseball game, held by Abner Doubleday in 1839 – to pay homage to the history of the sport. Ongoing preservation and renovation activities will ensure that Doubleday Field can be treasured by baseball enthusiasts for generations to come.
Doubleday Field hosts the National Baseball Hall of Fame Classic each year, featuring major league alumni playing a game on Memorial Day Weekend.
As hundreds of teams do each year, you too can partake in the spirit of the game and play baseball on Doubleday Field. The field is available to rent from approximately mid-April through Columbus Day Weekend in October, depending on weather and field conditions.