Yale Field

Yale Baseball field, showing the Yale logo and a section of seatsI remember the first time I walked onto Yale Field in the spring of my freshman year.  Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Ted Williams had all played exhibition games at Yale Field, and Babe had called the playing surface the best he had ever played on.  I had been to many of the iconic Major League ballparks — Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field — but I still recall how I marveled at the quaint grandstand behind home plate at Yale Field, the bright green grass in the infield, the spacious power alleys and, most of all, the towering old-timey centerfield scoreboard.  That ball field became my favorite building on the Yale campus.

Steve Greenberg