York Baseball
East Hill Park
Leavitt Stadium

grandstand at east hill park york nebraska
Levitt Stadium
East Hill Park
York Nebraska
Photo Courtesy of Eliza Portrait Design
Photography Studio

The ball diamond at East Hill Park in York Nebraska has been around for for at least 75 years.. It was the home team for the York Dukes as they entered the Nebraska State League in 1928. The team was named the Dukes after a naming contest held by the York Daily News. The winning entry was by Ezra McCormick.

In 1928 the York Dukes drew 9,434 fans with an average daily attendance of 205 fans on weekdays and 637 fans on Sundays.

york nebraska baseball stadium
Photo by Eliza Portraits

The baseball field is currently called Levitt Stadium. Named after Elijah Levitt, a local businessman and philanthropist. It is a well manicured field near the York College campus. The current grandstand has a capacity of 1,000. The park is between 6th and 8th Street about 8 blocks east of Lincoln Ave. (Highway 81).

It is the home of the York College Panthers baseball team. They compete in the MCAC (Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference). It is also the home of the York Cornerstone legion team. Levitt Stadium was the host to the 2001 American Legion Nebraska State Baseball Tournament.

The York NewsTimes site has a great page with a Quick Time panorama of the stadium.

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