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 - Old ballpark has s eeii the greats When the...
Old ballpark has s eeii the greats When the Oneonta Yankees take the field Monday night to open the.home portion of their 1970 . New York-Pennsylvannia league season they will be playing playing on hallowed ground. Damaschke Field, re-named last season in honor of the man who has served Oneonta recreation recreation for nearly a half-cenury -E.G. -E.G. 'Dutch' Damaschke -- was opened in 1905 on Memorial Day as Elm Park. Some of the greatest names In .baseball, names lige Babe Ruth and Rogers Hornsby, appeared in the lineups of teams having performed on the histor- ic field down'through the years' of semi-pro baseball and the visits visits of wandering bands of big- leaguers picking up some off- season change. v ' The present steel grandstand was erected in* 1938 and the lights about the same time as Oneonta prepared to enter the Canadian-American L e a g u e which Red Sox clubs were to .dominate for many seasons. The lighting has been improved improved -on several occasions over the years. Oneontans are proud of the Damaschke Field facility and nobody is prouder than head groundskeeper Fran Lee · who has babied that particular piece of real estate for many, many years. Damaschke Field is also the home of the : Oneonta Indians football team, Oneonta 1 United soccer team and the Hartwick College baseball team. Scholastic and colleghte baseball baseball and .'football teams have played there many times and the- park was the scene two years ago of the first international. international. soccer, match, between college teams ever played in New .York State .outside the metropolitan area. YOUR HOME GARDEN VALUE STORE

Clipped from The Oneonta Star23 Jun 1970, TuePage 11

The Oneonta Star (Oneonta, New York)23 Jun 1970, TuePage 11
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