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 diamondand 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 grandstandwhich accommodated 1500 spectators and its location was convenient for MLB players and many of the world’s premier teams to play barnstorming exhibition games…. The Boston (Red Sox) Americans played a game here en route to Detroit on July 5, 1907 with their player/manager, Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young. On July 24, 1907, Hall of Fame great Honus Wagner and the Pittsburgh (Pirates) Nationals played on these grounds. Joe Birmingham, a player on the JAG’s 1906 team, went on to play for the […]
MeyDSC_0120ers Park, tucked away in a quiet, serene, 50 acres of wooded area in Gloversville, New York, is one of the city's irreplaceable gems. Upon entering the park by the entrance to Park Terrace Elementary School on Bloomington Avenue, you are greeted by two impressive and stately stone pillars. The upper level of the Park has an extensive lawn, shrubs, bright flower gardens, bird houses and feeders, benches, grills, picnic tables, a goldfish pond, a band stand, a water fountain, and restroom facilities.