Leo Pinckney Field at Falcon Park

Home of the Auburn Doubledays

A group of men in Auburn formed the area's first organized baseball league. 

Aug. 1860
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Our Story

Welcome to Auburn, NY - the home of minor league baseball!

The baseball stadium at Falcon Park was originally built in 1926 by the Polish Falcons, a local branch of a national Polish-American social organization. The stadium was a fairly standard, classic wood and steel grandstand structure. Falcon Park was infamous throughout the League for its 4' drop from home plate to center field. After years of disrepair, the park was revitalized in 1958 for the newly acquired franchise under the umbrella of the Yankees and the new Auburn team joined the Class A New York-Penn League. The City of Auburn took ownership of the team and Falcon Park in 1992. The old stadium was not up to current standards on the field, in the locker rooms, or in the grandstands. The "new" Falcon Park was built at a cost of $3.4 million

between the 1994 and 1995 seasons.

Auburn now has the only city-owned professional baseball team in the country.
 

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1957
1962
1938

Auburn enters pro-baseball in the Canadian-American League with the Auburn Bouleys

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1962-1966

Team became Auburn Mets, affiliated with the New York Mets

1972
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1972-1977

Team became Auburn Phillies, affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies

1994
1992

Doubledays named co-champions of the NY-Penn League

1982
1992

City of Auburn took ownership of team and field

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1982-2000

Team became Auburn Astros, affiliated with the Houston Atros

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2011-2020

The Doubledays became affiliated with the Washington Nationals

2011
1902

The first national season of minor league baseball kicked off in 1902 with 14 leagues and 96 clubs

1951

Border League folds leaving Auburn with no pro-baseball team

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1946
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1967-1971

Team became Auburn Twins, affiliated with the Minnesota Twins

1967
1978-1979

During this time, the Auburn team had no major affiliations and was sponsored by cooperative agreements. 

1978 - The Auburn Sunsets

1979 - The Auburn Red Stars

1980-1981 - The Auburn Americans

1991

With John H. Graham as general manager, the team set the all-time attendance record at Falcon Park.

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2001-2010

Team kept the Doubledays name, but became affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays

1992
2002

1901

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Auburn Independents' third baseman John H. Farrell became president of the NYS baseball league in 1901. Later that year, Farrell helped form The National Association of Professional Baseball League and became secretary.

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Professional baseball returns after WW2 with Auburn Cayugas

1958
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Falcon Park revitalized, The First Hot Stove Dinner was held - starting a 55 year tradition!

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1958-1961

Team became Auburn Yankees, affiliated with the New York Yankees

The Auburn Community Owned Baseball Association was formed - Falcon Park was in disrepair

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The Auburn Mets won the New York-Penn League Championship in1963, 1964, and 1966. At least three Auburn players went on to play in the 1969 World Series.

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The "new" Falcon Park was built

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The new park was built at $3.4 million. It seats 2,800 people, offers amenities like concessions, and serves as the home of the Auburn Maroons High School Baseball Team

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Leo Pinckney threw out the first ball at the Hall of Fame Game in Cooperstown, 1996.

Read more here. 

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1996

Team officially adopted the name

The Auburn Doubledays

1996

First season as members of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League

2021

Doubledays won the Pinckney Division title for six straight years in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007

The Ones To Know

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Bob Ohmann

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Don Lewis

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