American Legion at Parkhurst

This article dated 8/18/1949 previews the American Legion Baseball Midget League playoff schedule, including a game at Parkhurst Field between the Kennedy‟s and the Kiwanis.

Many of the team sponsors would be key supporters of the Gloversville Little League a few years later on Parkhurst Field.


1949-08-18THURSDAY,  AUGUST 18,  1949.

Team Pilots,  Coaches Make Plans For Playoffs in  Midget Loop;  Unbeaten Garlocks Take Pennant/  Finals Will Be Played In Glover Park;  Schedule Reported

Final arrangements for the playoffs in the American Legion Midget league were made last night in the Legion home attended by the all team managers and coaches.  The winner will receive the trophy donated by Jerry Smith.

In the playoffs Garlock’s  “Unbeatables,”   managed by Frank Semprevio,  will play the Fulton County National Bank entry,managed by Jack Locatelli and Tex Hobbs,  at 5:30 Monday afternoon on Darling Field.

On the same day and at the same time,  the City National Bank team,  under Roy Pierce,  will play Levors,  with Jack Burns managing, on Bleyl’s Field;  Peters under control of Joe Sicilia,  will battle Rotary,  managed by Capt.  E.I. Holmberg,  on the Park Street diamond;  the Kennedys,  with Pat Caputo at the helm,  will face Kiwanis,  managed by Harold Cohen,  at Parkhurst Field,  and the Lions and Eagles will battle on the Gregory Street diamond with Bill Gabeler and Steve Chvila in charge.

Del Grant,  chairman of the Legion program,   reported the winners of these games will play off on Wednesday night,  with the finals to be played in the Canadian league park,  through the courtesy of Bob Rothschild,  at a date to be announced.

The team managers reported a successful season,  with requests for better playing fields and competent umpires.

Junior league managers and coaches will meet at the Legion home after the game Friday night.  All were asked to attend.







This article dated 8/15/1950 recaps an American Legion Baseball League Senior League game between the Rulison team and Broadalbin.

This was five years before the inaugural year of the Little League charter in Gloversville

Mentioned in the article is a young Dick LeFever, who later was married to Maria LeFever, part of the 1992 GLL Board instrumental in purchasing Parkhurst Field from the Parkhurst family.


1950-08-15Rulisons Win Over Broadalbin to Keep League Lead

Rulisons,  behind the two-hit pitching of Andy McLachlin,  last night defeated Broadalbin 3-0  on Parkhurst Field to continue ownership of the Senior League in the Gloversville American Legion Baseball program.

Rulisons have wound up on the right side of the ledger in 10 of their 12 contests.

McLachlin allowed six bases on balls,  but fanned six.  Sonny Seeley performed the duties behind the plate.

Dick Grinnell of the winners opened the fourth inning with a double,  the only extra base knock of the contest,  John Recesso followed him with a base on balls and Dick LeFever advanced both runners when he grounded out shortstop to first.  A single to center field by John Nicholson accounted for two runs.

Phillips,  left fielder for Broadalbin,  had an outstanding day in the field as he made four beautiful catches,  each a line drive.  Three of them were hit by Seeley. Cunningham,  shortstop for the losers,  turned in a good game making it hard to get the ball by him.

Wes Harris Nicholson and Johnny Van DeWalker were among the heavy hitters for the victors.

Satterlee and Edwards formed the battery for the losers.  Satterlee in going the route gave up six hits,  struckout two and issued three bases on balls.