It is a great day to be a baseball fan here in Western New York.

The 716 is celebrating an Amherst Native winning the World Series with the Texas Rangers.

Texas Ranger catcher Jonah Heim was behind the plate for the final out in Game 5 of last night's World Series, which Texas won.

This season he batted .258 this past regular season, hitting 18 home runs and had 95 RBIs. During this postseason, he batted .212 with 3 home runs and 8 RBIs.

He is in the final year of his contract with the Rangers and is up for arbitration. He is expected to get around $3.4 million dollars if he doesn't sign a long-term deal with Texas.

Heim was the first position player from Western New York to play in the World Series since Dave Hollies did with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1993. Hollins grew up in Orchard Park.

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Heim is the first Western New York native to win a World Series since Mark Guthrie did it back in 1991 with the Minnesota Twins.

Heim is proud to be from the 716 and shows it. Check out his Buffalo skyline tattoo.

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Steeped in Baseball History a $3.6 Million 'Field of Dreams' Being Built in Gloversville

The Parkhurst Field opened in 1906 and was home to the New York State League's J.A.G.'s (Johnstown-Amsterdam-Gloversville) minor league affiliate of the Brooklyn Superbas. One of the central characters in the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" was "Moonlight Doc Graham". He played on this field in 1907. He was a baseball player and a doctor with hopes to play in the big leagues. The Parkhurst Field has been home to Guilderland Little League and has just begun a major transformation. The $3.6 million project will be completed by 2023 transforming it into a destination for travel little league teams and honoring its rich baseball history. Check out the renderings of what the complex will look like. It's amazing.

Gallery Credit: David S. Karpinski-Parkhurst Field Foundation

Baseball in Upstate New York: Legends, Graves, and Historic Sites

Baseball is big in Upstate New York in the summer. Very big. For fans of baseball legends, sports trivia, and exploring historic sites, we present this list of 14 interesting suggestions. On this list you will find many directions to the Upstate New York graves of some of the games most outstanding players, you will see some fascinating baseball trivia, and we list a couple of local historic baseball fields that have been entertaining baseball fans since 1906! All for fun, so here you go sports road-trippers. Get started!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

Amazing Photos from the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions in Cooperstown, NY

Don Laible takes his camera around Cooperstown, NY during the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction weekend on July 24, 2022.

Gallery Credit: Don Laible

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