The first game played at Bill Clarke Field came on March 31, 1962, in which Princeton lost 4-2 to UMass. As of the end of the 2006 season, Princeton had gone 422-277-6 (.603) at Clarke Field and finished with a losing record in only eight seasons.
The facility is named for former Princeton coach Bill Clarke. Clarke assisted the team from 1897-1901, while still playing in Major League Baseball. After retiring from professional baseball in 1905, Clarke returned to Princeton as the first paid head coach in 1909. He served two stints as the Tigers' head coach, one from 1909-1927 and the other from 1934-1944. Princeton was 564-322-10 (.642) under Clarke.
In addition to the features involved in 2005 and 2006 renovations, the field has an electronic scoreboard, PA system, and press box. The field's seating areas, raised around the sunken diamond, consist of permanent seats on the first-base side and bleachers on the third-base line.