Doubleday Field is a baseballstadium in Cooperstown, New York. Each year, it hosts the Hall of Fame Game. It is held on the same weekend as the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and is played by two major league teams. It was built in 1939 and holds 9,000 people. A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri. ... The Athens Olympic Stadium Typical stadium seating consists of terraces, such as shown here at Sarajevos Stadium Kosevo. ... Cooperstown is a village located in Otsego County, New York. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...
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The Foundation sought to bring tourists to Cooperstown, which had been doubly damaged by the Great Depression, which decimated the local tourist trade, and Prohibition, which was devastating to the local hops industry.
A legend that U.S. Civil War hero Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown was instrumental in the early marketing of the Hall, though in fact the truth of the story is doubted by some.
The town of Cooperstown also includes DoubledayField, where the "Hall of Fame Game" featuring two major league teams is held every year.
Doubleday was actually a cadet at West Point when he was alleged to have mapped out the first baseball diamond, and after graduating in 1842 he enjoyed a distinguished military career.
The commission was convinced of Doubleday's role by the testimony of an elderly gentleman named Abner Graves, who claimed to be a childhood playmate of Doubleday's and present when the game was invented.
Doubleday left behind numerous diaries and never claimed to have invented baseball, yet he remains one of the game's great mythological figures.
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