Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field

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Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field
Johnson Stadium First Base Side.jpg
Location West Point, New York
Coordinates 40°57′06″N 73°57′18″W / 40.951709°N 73.954889°W / 40.951709; -73.954889Coordinates: 40°57′06″N 73°57′18″W / 40.951709°N 73.954889°W / 40.951709; -73.954889
Owner United States Military Academy
Operator United States Military Academy
Capacity 880
Field size Left 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)
Surface Natural grass
Construction
Opened 1939
Renovated 1996, 2006
Expanded 2006
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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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. On April 4, 2009, the Black Knights were playing a game against College of the Holy Cross when a blackhawk helicopter flew over the outfield only about 15 feet from the field.[citation needed]

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

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field. Army Black Knights 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 2012-05-26. 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 14 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Baseball. Army Black Knights official website. Retrieved 2010-05-28.