Originally a public playground, Northeastern purchased the field (then known as Kent Street Field) from the YMCA's Huntington Prep School in 1930. In 1969, the University dedicated it to Edward S. Parsons, a former athlete, coach, and athletics director for the Huskies. The baseball diamond was named as the Friedman Diamond in 1988. In 1994, it hosted the America East Conference Baseball Tournament.
In its original configuration, the baseball diamond was situated in the current east end zone. Houses in left and center field were well within reach of hitters.
Northeastern added artificial turf to Parsons Field in 1972. At that time, the baseball diamond was relocated to its current position in the southern corner of the property, and the distances to the left and center field fences became 330 feet and 400 feet, respectively.