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Cal baseball lives to play another day

After months of fundraising by program supporters, the Cal baseball program escaped elimination after University of California-Berkeley officials decided that $9 million in donations was enough to save the sport. University officials had placed a goal of $10 million for private fundraising. Fundraisers had come close to that figure in recent days, but a reduction […]

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Cal baseball enters final season — maybe

The University of California-Berkeley baseball team is slated to begin spring practice on Friday, but the important upcoming date is Monday — the day when a final decision will be made regarding the future of the program, already scheduled to be eliminated. Monday is the deadline for activists to raise $25 million to save five […]

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Cal drops baseball

In a surprise move, the University of California-Berkeley is dropping collegiate baseball, as the school is eliminating five programs to save $4 million annually in athletic-department costs. The decision was a surprise, to say the least; Evans Diamond has seen a lot of good players pass through the gates over the years, such as Andy […]

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Evans Diamond / Cal Golden Bears

Evans Diamond opened in 1933 and is named after Clint Evans, baseball coach from 1930 to 1954. In 2006 the park was enhanced with the addition of the Carl J. Van Heuit Training Facility, which houses weight and training equipment. Also added were the Jeff Kent batting cages and the Stuart Gordon indoor and outdoor […]

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Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium / Omaha Royals / College World Series

Writing about Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium is really a two-pronged deal. The ballpark must serve two masters — the College World Series and the Omaha Royals — and as a result it doesn’t serve either particularly well, especially the needs of the O-Royals. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1948 Capacity: 23,100 (17,700 grandstand, 5,400 general admission) Architect: […]

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James & Ann Dobbins Baseball Stadium / UC Davis Aggies

Named for former player Jim Dobbins (1934-38) and his wife Ann, the home of the UC Davis Aggies was built in 1985. A new press box, concessions area, restrooms and entrance were added in 2002. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1985 Capacity: 3,500 Dimensions: 310L, 410C, 310R Playing Surface: Grass Website: ucdavisaggies.cstv.com Conference: Big West Address/Directions: The […]

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Doug Kingsmore Stadium / Clemson University Tigers

Before its thorough makeover and renaming in 2003, “Beautiful Tiger Field” described the home of the Clemson Tigers. Not surprising, and not an overstated moniker. While the ballpark and other athletic facilities are closely connected to the western edge of campus, the grandstand view features an appealing pastoral feel. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1970; $5 […]

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