A dedication ceremony was held yesterday at the Geyser Road baseball field, which was renamed the "Ed Valentine Field at Veterans Memorial Park".
An honorary plaque was unveiled with the newly christened diamond's new name and a tribute to its namesake. While Ed Valentine served as Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Accounts for the longest tenure in the city's history, (18 years) he is equally known for his commitment to youth sports. Commissioner Valentine coached baseball, football and basketball, as well as serving as the little league president and Coach of the Green Jackets, semi-pro football team. He died in 2000, at the age of 68.