Ralph McKinzie Field
|Location||Stadium Drive, DeKalb, Illinois, USA|
|Owner||Northern Illinois University|
|Operator||Northern Illinois University|
|Field size||312 ft. (LF)
368 ft. (LCF)
395 ft. (CF)
368 ft. (RCF)
322 ft. (RF)
8 ft. (outfield fence)
|Opened||April 10, 1965|
|Renovated||1993, 1994, 2011|
|Northern Illinois Huskies baseball (NCAA DI MAC) (1965-present)|
Ralph McKinzie Field is a baseball venue in DeKalb, Illinois, United States. It is home to the Northern Illinois Huskies baseball team of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. The field is named for Ralph McKinzie, former head coach of the program. Built in 1965, it has a capacity of 1,500 spectators.
The field was constructed in 1965 and hosted its first game on April 10, 1965, in which Wisconsin defeated Northern Illinois 13-1. Northern Illinois won its first game at the venue on April 30, 1965, defeating Central Michigan 10-5.
On May 8, 1993, the field was dedicated to Ralph McKinzie, who coached the program in 1945 and 1949-1956. McKinzie led the program to the 1950 and 1951 Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships.
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