We all know the most famous place in New York State with the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Now there is a new baseball hall of fame museum opening up in Upstate New York that will highlight all New York State baseball accomplishments.
The Parkhurst Field opened in 1906 and was home to the New York State League's J.A.G.'s (Johnstown-Amsterdam-Gloversville) minor league affiliate of the Brooklyn Superbas. One of the central characters in the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" was "Moonlight Doc Graham". He played on this field in 1907. He was a baseball player and a doctor with hopes to play in the big leagues. The Parkhurst Field has been home to Guilderland Little League and has just begun a major transformation. The $3.6 million project will be completed by 2023 transforming it into a destination for travel little league teams and honoring its rich baseball history. Check out the renderings of what the complex will look like. It's amazing.fac
Whenever you see a 29 year-old make his Major League debut, it is special. Baseball fans, coaches and players know that you have to endure a lot to crack the big leagues at that later stage. It's even more special when that player grew up in the Capital Region and played his college baseball at Siena.
There is a new baseball hall of fame coming to New York state about the history of New York state baseball. It will be built in Fulton County and will highlight those who have been inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame. There will finally be a building to house the artifacts and showcase those players.
Towns all across the Capital Region will be holding Memorial Day services, parades, and activities over the upcoming long week. We've put together a map so you can easily find out what's going on nearest you.
Did you know that Memorial Day only became an official national holiday in 1971...