Doubleday Field, the legendary “Birthplace of Baseball,” celebrates its
101st birthday on Labor Day!
On Labor Day, 1920, John Heydler, the new National League President,
umpired one inning in a game between Cooperstown and Milford, marking
the formal opening and dedication of Doubleday Field. Since that day,
Doubleday Field has hosted Major and Minor League teams, professional,
semi-pro and amateur baseball, and continues to host hundreds of games
each year. Right in the heart of the Village of Cooperstown sits the
busiest baseball diamond in the country.
Join us on September 6th, at 1:00 PM, to commemorate an important birthday
of one of Cooperstown’s treasures. Speakers (as of this release),
include Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh, State Senator Peter Oberacker, and
Doubleday Field Committee Chair Hanna Bergene. Senator Oberacker will
read a proclamation from the State of New York, and Mayor Tillapaugh
will honor Joe Harris, longtime groundskeeper at Doubleday Field.
The ceremony will be followed by a Cooperstown Central School Alumni
baseball game, organized by Peter Henrici.
For information, please call or email the Village offices.