McCann Baseball Field
Built in 1991, the McCann Baseball Field has served as the home to Marist baseball since its dedication at the onset of the 1992 season. This venue, which brought Division I baseball to the Mid-Hudson Valley, was a project championed by longtime Marist Trustee John J. Gartland Jr. and the McCann Foundation. The field is located directly next to the James J. McCann Recreation Center on the south end of campus.
The ballpark features seating behind the backstop and along the third base line that can accommodate over 350 fans. This pitcher-friendly field measures 390 feet to center field, while the power alleys check in at 365 feet. The left and right field foul lines are symmetrical, measuring 317. The outfield fence stands at nine feet.
The natural turf field is composed of a bluegrass, rye and fescue mix and is rooted in a sand base. This sand base, along with the installed drain tile, provides superior drainage thus allowing very few Marist games to become rain-outs.
The field's location provides close proximity to home and visiting team locker rooms. The athletic training room and three indoor batting cages are likewise located just steps outside the field's gate, inside the McCann Center. An additional outdoor batting cage is located just beyond center field.
The inaugural game at the McCann Baseball Field was played on March 29, 1992, and saw Marist defeat Fairleigh Dickinson by a score of 8-4. The McCann Baseball Field was selected as the host facility for the 2005 Empire State Games baseball tournament.