Former Notable Players:
John Elway, Al Leiter, Don Mattingly,
Amos Otis, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams.
Organized baseball has been played in Neahwa Park
for most of the 20th Century. This diamond opened in 1940 as Neahwa
Park Field. It was renovated and renamed Damaschke Field, in 1968,
after Ernest "Dutch" Damaschke, the long-time chairman of the Oneonta
Parks & Recreation Commission. It was the last stadium in affliated
minor league baseball not sell to alcoholic beverages. The NY-Penn
League franchise left Oneonta for
beginning with the 2010 season. A summer college team soon
moved in as a variety of improvements were undertaken on the facility.