City of Schenectady rededicates Central Park A-Diamond as “Buck Ewing” Field

On Thursday Schenectedy Mayor Gary McCarthy joined Assemblymember Phil Steck, Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara, city historians and local officials for the rededication of the Central Park A-Diamond as “Buck Ewing” Field.

The field was home to the Mohawk Giants from 1924 through 1943 attracting thousands of spectators.

The field was rededicated for the Giant’s biggest star William “Buck” Ewing, a catcher who spent five years in the Negro Leagues including three with the famed Homestead Greys.

The City of Schenectady implemented a $1.5 million investment to upgrade and redevelop the field between 2015 and 2017.

The rededication of the field included the unveiling of a plaque commemorating its history and recognizing recent investments behind home plate. The plaque was installed next to a previously donated plaque donated by the Hamilton Hill Neighborhood Association.