Klein Field at Sunken Diamond
The field in July 2015
|Former names||Sunken Diamond|
|Field size||Left Field: 335'|
Right Field: 335'
|Opened||1931, 88 years ago|
|Stanford Cardinal (NCAA DI Pac-12)|
The stadium was built 88 years ago in 1931 and has a seating capacity of 4,000. When the adjacent football stadium was originally built in 1921, dirt was excavated from the site of the future baseball stadium, which created a "sunken" field a decade later.
In 2012, college baseball writer Eric Sorenson ranked the facility as the fourth best setting in Division I baseball.
The playing field at Sunken Diamond is oriented in an unorthodox configuration, with the batter and catcher facing south. The recommended orientation of a baseball diamond is east-northeast.
- About Klein Field at Sunken Diamond Archived 2009-10-24 at WebCite at gostanford.com, URL accessed October 24, 2009. Archived 10/24/09
- "Stanford To Play Non-Conference Game At No. 18 California Tuesday" (Press release). Stanford Department of Athletics. March 4, 2008. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
- "Long-time supporter Bud Klein passes". Go Stanford. May 6, 2011. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
- Fawthrop, Wendy Jalonen (September 2011). "Thank him for coolers". Stanford Alumni Magazine. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
- Cutler, Tami (June 11, 2013). "2013 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report" (PDF). Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- Sorenson, Eric (5 October 2012). "Distiller's Dozen - The "Hey, Nice Stadium" Edition". CollegeBaseballToday.com. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
- "Objectives of the Game - rule 1.04". Major League Baseball. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
- Stanford Athletics - Klein Field at Sunken Diamond
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