Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field

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Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field
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Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field
Location West Point, New York
Coordinates 41°23′34″N73°57′17″W / 41.392796°N 73.954826°W / 41.392796; -73.954826 (Doubleday Field) Coordinates: 41°23′34″N73°57′17″W / 41.392796°N 73.954826°W / 41.392796; -73.954826 (Doubleday Field)
Owner United States Military Academy
OperatorUnited States Military Academy
Capacity 880
Field sizeLeft field: 327 feet (100 m)
Left center field: 370 feet (110 m)
Center field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right center field: 375 feet (114 m)
Right field: 327 feet (100 m)
SurfaceNatural grass
Construction
Opened1939
Renovated1996, 2006
Expanded2006
Tenants
Army Black Knights baseball (NCAA DI PL) (1939–present)
Patriot League Baseball Tournament Championship Series (2012)

Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field is a baseball venue located on the campus of the United States Military Academy, in West Point, New York. It is the home of the Army Black Knights baseball team.

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History

Doubleday Field was named after Abner Doubleday, a member of the West Point Class of 1842. [1] The field was dedicated in May 1939, which was celebrated by the American League and National League as the centennial year of baseball. [1]

The field hosted the 2012 Patriot League Baseball Tournament Championship Series, in which Army defeated Holy Cross two games to one. [2]

1996 renovation

After an extensive renovation, the new Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field was formally dedicated on September 13, 1996. [1] The project included new locker rooms, training rooms, clubhouse facilities, and 880 fixed chair-back seats. [1]

Cadets

Along the visitors bullpen there is usually a group of present and former cadets from the United States Military Academy, who are known to give opposing teams (and umpires) a hard time.

Sights

Johnson Stadium is placed in the heart of West Point. Behind right field you can see the library and other buildings, and behind left field is Cullum Hall.

In 2012, college baseball writer Eric Sorenson ranked the facility as the third best setting in Division I baseball. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field. Army West Point official website. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
  2. "Army Claims Patriot League Championship with 8-4 Win in Game 3". PatriotLeague.com. 22 May 2012. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  3. Sorenson, Eric (5 October 2012). "Distiller's Dozen - The "Hey, Nice Stadium" Edition". CollegeBaseballToday.com. Archived from the original on 29 November 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.