- Historic Sites
Just two blocks away from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Doubleday Field is named after Abner Doubleday, a Civil War general and one of baseball's pioneers. Built in 1920 on the historic farm of Elihu Phinney, Doubleday Field hosted the Hall of Fame Game between 1940 and 2008 during Induction Weekend to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The original stadium contained a wooden grandstand that was replaced in 1939 during a Works Project Administration effort to modernize the field. In 2009 the inagural Hall of Fame Classic was played at Doubleday Field between retired baseball legends which has continued annually during Father's Day weekend.
While Doubleday Field regularly hosts American Legion and amateur leagues, the Cooperstown Hawkeyes of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League began playing summer baseball in 2010.