Photo from GE Archive Collection at the Schenectady
Because Hawkins Stadium was such a well built and revered ballpark, Schenectady would have to create something that was in itself quite unique and what would could be considered at the time, very "pro" in appearance. As baseball historian David Pietrusza points out... McNearney Stadium was one of the only ballparks in the league made of concrete and steel. Most of the other Class C ballparks were still at this time, made of wood (with the exception of Quebec's
Stade de Quebec and Trois Riviere's Stade de Municipal). McNearney also boasted something that no other ballpark at the time had...