The Parkhurst Field Foundation will be holding a ground breaking ceremony at Parkhurst Field to kick-off their $3.5M Renovation Project on Saturday June 18th at Parkhurst Field (50 Harrison Street, Gloversville). The ceremony will take place at 9:30am and will mark the start of Phase I of the $3.5M project set to start in July. Phase I will include the creation of a brand new premier field with turn of the century period specific grand stands that will seat 500 spectators. The project will transform one of the oldest baseball grounds in America into a destination and economic diamond for Upstate New York that will continue to service the local Little League teams and travel teams from around the country. On hand will be Gloversville Little League organization players and board members, Parkhurst Field Foundation members and political dignitaries who have been influential in assisting with the project. All former players and families are urged to attend and have a “final catch” on the fields they grew up playing on. The Parkhurst Field Museum, which chronicles the complete history of the park dating back to professional days in 1906 up to the Gloversville Little League era will be open. Following the ground breaking ceremony, the Fulton County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame will be holding their 2022 Inductions. Set for induction is the Undefeated 1951 Gloversville High School Varsity Baseball Team and its four members who went on to play professionally; Jack Sanford, Don Shoblom, Joe Kobuskie and Frank Ricco.
The Parkhurst Field Foundation, a 509(a)2 non-profit foundation, was formed to help promote and preserve Parkhurst Field in Gloversville, NY, one of the oldest baseball grounds in America. Our mission is to chronicle its rich history dating back to its opening in 1906, promote its historic significance through media and events, attain grants and donations to fund the revitalization and preservation of the park’s infrastructure to ensure its sustainability and to serve as a success model for other communities looking to preserve their athletic parks. www.parkhurstfield.org
For More Information about the Parkhurst Field Foundation, contact David Karpinski at 518-461-9250.