Wahconah Park

Park Name: Wahconah Park

Tenants: Pittsfield Suns (Futures Collegiate Baseball League)

Opened: 1892

Grandstand Rebuilt: 1913

Address: 105 Wahconah St, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

Dimensions: 334' (L), 374' (C), 333' (R)

Former Tenants:

Pittsfield Electrics (Eastern Association) 1913-1914

Pittsfield Hillies (Eastern League) 1919-1930

Pittsfield Electrics (Canadian-American League) 1941-1948

Pittsfield Indians (Canadian-American League) 1949-50

Pittsfield Phillies (Canadian-American League) 1951

Pittsfield Red Sox (Eastern League) 1965-1969

Pittsfield Senators (Eastern League) 1970-1971

Pittsfield Rangers (Eastern League) 1972-1975

Berkshire Brewers (Eastern League) 1976

Pittsfield Cubs (Eastern League) 1985-1988

Pittsfield Mets (NY-Penn League) 1989-2000

Pittsfield Astros (NY-Penn League) 2001

Berkshire Black Bears (Northern League) 2002

Berkshire Black Bears (Northeast League) 2003

Pittsfield Dukes (New England Collegiate Baseball League) 2005-2008

Pittsfield American Defenders (New England Collegiate Baseball League) 2009

Pittsfield Colonials (Can-Am League) 2010-2011

The view from behind home plate at Wahconah Park. The field dates to the 19th century, and some argue its the oldest baseball field still in use in America.

The sun sets on Wahconah Park. The field was laid out in 1892, before night baseball. So it is one of the only high-level fields still in use that faces the west. This means there are occasionally sun delays while play waits for the sun to set out of the batter's eyes.

The view from down the third base line at Wahconah park. The original fence extends deeply into right field because at various times the field has also hosted football games and needed to fit the dimensions of a football field.

The outfield at Wahconah Park. There's an old manual scoreboard in center field. And the bullpen in left was formed by adding a new shorter outfield wall in front of the original fence.

The grandstand at Wahconah Park.

The grandstand features wooden bleachers, with more modern plastic seating in the first few rows.

The original pressbox at Wahconah Park was built right into the granstand, just inches from the fans.

Aluminum Bleachers sit in the left field corner. Wooden barn owls hang from the rafters of the main grandstand to scare away birds and discourage them from nesting in the roof.

The Sanford Mainers on the field at Wahconah Park.