Dante Benedetti Diamond at Max Ulrich Field
|Former names||Max Ulrich Field (1953-1980)|
|Location||Golden Gate Avenue and Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA|
|Owner||University of San Francisco|
|Operator||University of San Francisco|
|Field size||315 feet (Left field)
415 feet (Center field)
321 feet (Right field)
|San Francisco Dons baseball (NCAA D1 WCC) (1953-present)|
Dante Benedetti Diamond at Max Ulrich Field is a baseball venue in San Francisco, California, United States. It is home to the San Francisco Dons baseball team of the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference. Built in 1953, the facility has a capacity of 2,000 spectators.
The venue was originally called simply Max Ulrich Field. After its 1953 construction, it was named after Max Ulrich, a San Francisco resident who donated in his will $358,000 to the university. The field took on its current name in 1980. In that year, Dons baseball coach Dante Benedetti retired after 29 years in charge of the program. The diamond was dedicated to him that same year. Until Nino Giarratano surpassed him in 2012, Benedetti was the program's all-time winningest coach, with 373 wins.
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San Francisco’s Nino Giarratano picked up his 374th win in his Dons coaching career with today’s 6-5, 10-inning win over Cal State Northridge. With the win he surpasses the legendary Dante Benedetti for the most wins in program history.
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Benedetti Diamond, which is crunched into a corner of the campus and is surrounded by netting (think the Henry Doorley Zoo bird aviary).