For over one hundred years, baseball has been played on the Parkhurst Field grounds.
Parkhurst Field opened on July 12, 1906 as the A.,J.&G Baseball Park and home of the professional New York State League’s JAGs (Johnstown-Amsterdam-Gloversville), the Park was owned by the F.J.&G. Railroad and would become a popular stop on railroad line (now the Rail Trail) located just beyond the left field wall of the grounds.
‘JAG’ Park was designed by F.L. Comstock and built by E.A. Satterlee for $3,088 on six acres of land leased from C.W. Judson on Harrison Street, midway between Gloversville and Johnstown, NY. Sam Lucas, a Gloversville native, built the actual baseball diamond and later was asked to take charge of the NY Giant’s Polo Grounds and also built the grounds at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh in 1909.
JAG’ Park once featured a grandstand which accommodated 1500 spectators and its location was convenient for MLB players and many of the world’s premier teams to play barnstorming exhibition games….
This has been a great project to be a part of as it has evolved throughout the years. We wanted a nostalgic look and feel to the web site to bring out that it was an historic protect which I believe we have accomplished.
We were also presented with hundreds of photos of newspaper articles which were impressive on their own, but we not showing up in the search engines. After getting them all typed in as text all these great articles are now indexed by Google and driving traffic to the site!
Now as Parkhurst begins it’s capital campaign to redesign the field and bring youth sports to the area we have incorporated an eCommerce feature to allow the site to easily accept credit card donations of any size.
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David S. Karpinski
Executive DirectorParkhurst Field Foundation