Allie P. Reynolds Stadium

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Allie P. Reynolds Stadium
Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.jpg
Location Oklahoma State University campus
Opened April 4, 1981
Owner Oklahoma State University
Operator Oklahoma State University
Surface Grass
Construction cost $2.2 million
Capacity 3,821
Field dimensions Left Field - 330 ft
Left-Center - 390 ft
Center Field - 400 ft
Right-Center - 385 ft
Right Field - 330 ft
Tenants
Oklahoma State Cowboys (1981-present)

Allie P. Reynolds Stadium is a baseball stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It is the home field of the Oklahoma State University Cowboys college baseball teams. It is named after former OSU and New York Yankees baseball great, Allie Reynolds.

History[edit]

Allie P. Reynolds Stadium has a listed capacity of 3,281 people and was opened April 4, 1981 against then-Big 8 foe Missouri. The stadium was officially dedicated on April 24, 1982 in a ceremony attended by Allie Reynolds and Yankee legend Mickey Mantle.

In addition to the dominating Cowboy baseball teams of the 1980s, the ballpark has hosted nine NCAA Regional tournaments in its history. The stadium's $200,000 lighting system, installed in 1981, was instrumental in attracting the Regionals to Stillwater. Major renovations, funded primarily by the private contributions to the Reynolds Stadium Development Fund, through the years have helped keep the stadium up-to-date. The biggest changes to the stadium have been the expanded seating, new perimeter fences, and new dressing rooms in 1993. A new clubhouse was built in June 2005 along the third base dugout. The 6,200-square-foot (580 m2) facility cost approximately $700,000 and includes a modern locker room, lounge, and media equipment.

Other renovations to Reynolds Stadium include a re-landscaping of the playing surface in 1992, a new scoreboard in 1995, a padded fence in 1997, a new indoor hitting facility in 2001, a new sound system in 2002, and another new scoreboard in 2004. Major upgrades to the bullpen areas, warning tracks, and playing surface were made in the fall of 2005.

Designs from Oklahoma State's new campus master plan show that Allie P. Reynolds will be replaced in upcoming years by a new, state-of-the-art ballpark with a larger seating capacity aimed at attracting Super-Regional round games [1].

Year-By-Year Home Record[edit]

  • 1981—11-6
  • 1982—30- 3
  • 1983—33-6
  • 1984—39-4
  • 1985—27-5
  • 1986—35-2
  • 1987—33-4
  • 1988—36-3
  • 1989—24-7
  • 1990—26- 4
  • 1991—22-7
  • 1992—25-4
  • 1993—21-5
  • 1994—28-5
  • 1995—17-6
  • 1996—23-3
  • 1997—25-4
  • 1998—25- 6
  • 1999—21-3
  • 2000—26-6
  • 2001—22-6
  • 2002—24-9
  • 2003—19-6
  • 2004—19-9
  • 2005—25-8
  • 2006—28-4

Total: 26 years—674-135 (.833)

Trivia[edit]

  • First Game - April 4, 1981 (Missouri 8, OSU 6)
  • Dedicated - April 24, 1982
  • First Win - April 5, 1981 (OSU 7, Missouri 4)
  • Longest Winning Streak - 54 games (1986 & 1987)
  • Longest Losing Streak - 6 games (2007)
  • Largest Average Attendance - 3,492 (1985)

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Coordinates: 36°07′43″N 97°03′51″W / 36.128515°N 97.06414°W / 36.128515; -97.06414