Drayton McLane Baseball Stadium at John H. Kobs Field
|Location||East Lansing, Michigan|
|Owner||Michigan State University|
|Operator||Michigan State University|
|Field size||Center Field - 400 ft
Right Field - 301
|Opened||1925 (for baseball)|
|Construction cost||$4.3 million (2009 reconstruction)|
|Michigan State Spartans baseball team|
Drayton McLane Baseball Stadium at John H. Kobs Field is a college baseball stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. It is located on a floodplain on the inside of a bend in the Red Cedar River known traditionally as Old College Field and is the home field for the Michigan State University Spartans college baseball team. The stadium holds roughly 4,600 people and opened for baseball in 1925. The facility received a $4.3 million renovation in 2009. The field itself is named after former MSU baseball coach John Kobs, and the stadium facility is named after former Houston Astros owner and Michigan State alumni Drayton McLane Jr., whose donation allowed for the construction of the new facility.
The first official game in the newly renovated stadium was played on April 4, 2009. Spartan pitcher Nolan Moody threw a no-hitter against Northwestern University. It marked MSU's first no-hitter in 16 years.
The numbers of four former players have been honored by the Spartans and hang on the right field fence: No. 36 Robin Roberts, No. 30 Kirk Gibson, No. 10 Steve Garvey and No. 5 Tom Yewcic. Also honored are No. 25, worn by coach John Kobs and No. 1 worn by coach Danny Litwhiler.