Foster Baseball Field at McGowan Stadium

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Foster Baseball Field at McGowan Stadium
Full name William "Bill" Foster Baseball Field at Willie E. "Rat" McGowan Stadium
Former names Alcorn State University Baseball Park
Location Alcorn Avenue, Lorman, Mississippi, USA
Coordinates 31°52′32″N 91°08′15″W / 31.875435°N 91.137568°W / 31.875435; -91.137568Coordinates: 31°52′32″N 91°08′15″W / 31.875435°N 91.137568°W / 31.875435; -91.137568
Owner Alcorn State University
Operator Alcorn State University
Surface Natural grass
Tenants
Alcorn State Braves baseball (SWAC)

William "Bill" Foster Baseball Field at Willie E. "Rat" McGowan Stadium is a baseball venue in Lorman, Mississippi, United States. It is home to the Alcorn State Braves baseball team of the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference. The field is named for Bill Foster, former Negro League baseball player, member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Alcorn State head baseball coach from 1960 to 1971. The stadium is named for Willie McGowan, head baseball coach from 1972 to 2009.[1][2] In 38 years as Alcorn State's coach, McGowan won over 700 games.[3] The field and stadium were officially dedicated on September 4, 2010. Plaques commemorating the dedications were added on May 6, 2011.[1]

The venue is located next to Henderson Stadium, the Alcorn State football program's home field from 1925 to 1992.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ a b "Alcorn State University Holds Plaque Unveiling Ceremony in honor of the McGowan Stadium/Fisher Field on May 6". Alcorn.edu. Alcorn State University. Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "House Bill 730". Mississippi State Legislature. Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Alcorn names baseball stadium after the living legend Coach Willie "Rat" McGowan". Alcorn.edu. Alcorn State University. Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Campus Map". Alcorn State University Facilities Management. Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Henderson Stadium". College Ovals. Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jack Spinks Stadium". Championship Subdivision. Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 31 January 2012.