Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field
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|Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field|
|Location||West Point, New York|
|Owner||United States Military Academy|
|Operator||United States Military Academy|
|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)
|Army Black Knights baseball (NCAA DI PL) (1939-present)
Patriot League Baseball Tournament Championship Series (2012)
Doubleday Field was named after Abner Doubleday, a member of the West Point Class of 1842. The field was dedicated in May 1939, which was celebrated by the American League and National League as the centennial year of baseball.
After an extensive renovation, the new Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field was formally dedicated on September 13, 1996. The project included new locker rooms, training rooms, clubhouse facilities, and 880 fixed chair-back seats.
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.
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.
In 2012, college baseball writer Eric Sorenson ranked the facility as the third best setting in Division I baseball.
- Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field. Army Black Knights official website. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
- "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.
- 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.
- Baseball. Army Black Knights official website. Retrieved 2010-05-28.