Dedeaux Field

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Dedeaux Field
Location University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Coordinates 34°01′25″N 118°17′23″W / 34.0235°N 118.2898°W / 34.0235; -118.2898Coordinates: 34°01′25″N 118°17′23″W / 34.0235°N 118.2898°W / 34.0235; -118.2898
Owner University of Southern California
Operator University of Southern California
Capacity 2,500
Field size Foul lines: 335 ft (102 m)
Left alley: 375 ft (114 m)
Right alley: 365 ft (111 m)
Center field: 395 ft (120 m)
Outfield fence height:
10 ft (3.0 m)
Surface Natural grass
Opened 1974, 42 years ago
Tenants
USC Trojans baseball (NCAA)
Dedeaux Field is located in the US
Dedeaux Field
Dedeaux Field
Location in the United States

Dedeaux Field is a college baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on the west end of the campus of the University of Southern California. The home field of the USC Trojans of the Pac-12 Conference, it has a seating capacity of 2,500.

It opened 42 years ago in 1974,[1] the year USC won its record fifth consecutive College World Series title, the sixth in seven years. It is named after longtime head coach Rod Dedeaux (1914–2006), who led the Trojans from 1942 until his retirement at age 72 in June 1986.[2] The elevation of the playing field is about 175 feet (53 m) above sea level.

The previous venue was Bovard Field,[3] which was about 500 yards (460 m) to the southeast. Bovard's home plate was located in today's E.F. Hutton Park and a large eucalyptus tree guarded the right field line.[3]

Tournaments hosted[edit]

NCAA Regional Tournaments (7): 1974, 1975, 1978, 1991, 1999, 2001, 2002
NCAA Super Regional Series (1): 2001
PAC-8 Playoffs (2): 1974, 1977
PAC-10 Playoffs (2): 1995, 1996

USC record at Dedeaux Field (2004–present)[edit]

Year Games W–L–T Win Percentage
2004 26 12–14–0 .462
2005 25 20–5–0 .800
2006 32 16–16–0 .500
2007 28 12–16–0 .429
2008 25 13–12–0 .520
2009 33 18–15–0 .545
Totals

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newnham, Blaine (May 14, 1974). "Duck-Trojan game set back a day". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1D. 
  2. ^ Dedeaux Field at usctrojans.com, URL accessed October 22, 2009. Archived 10/22/09
  3. ^ a b "Rod, the tree, recommissioned". St. Petersburg Times. Florida. Associated Press. June 5, 1973. p. 2C. 

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