Isabels Baseball Complex
Isabel's field was originally dedicated to Alex Isabel, Amsterdam Native, and former City Recreation Commissioner as well as a scout for the Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Team. As time went on, the field became run-down, so Alex Isabel's nephew, Joseph Isabel (current 1st Ward Alderman and Amsterdam Recreation Committee Chairperson) renovated the field. He put up a new fence, dugout, grass, and an infield and re-dedicated it to his parents, Guy and Ida Isabel.
He later added lights and a scoreboard. Joe's parents sponsored "Isabel's Wee Men's baseball Team" beginning in 1960. The officers of the Amsterdam Youth Baseball Organization have since added a concession stand and additional baseball diamond, parking, playground area, and a batting cage. Recent upgrades from a grant through Major League Baseball's Tomorrow Fund made Isabel's field one of the few Little League turf fields in existence.
Isabel's Park is the current home of the Amsterdam Youth baseball League serving children ages 5-12.