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David F. Hoy Field, usually referred to simply as Hoy Field, is a baseball field at Cornell University where the Big Red's baseball team plays. The field—named after the "Davy" from Cornell's fight song, Give My Regards to Davy—opened in 1922 and is dedicated in memory of Kerry Brooks, an 1890 graduate of Cornell. Cornell University is a leading research university based in Ithaca, New York. ... The Cornell Big Red is the name of the sports teams, and other competitive teams, at Cornell University. ... Fight song is a primarily North American sports term, which refers to a song associated with a sports team. ... Give My Regards to Davy is frequently sung at Cornell hockey games. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Hoy Field is located just west of Schoellkopf Field and east of the Engineering Quad on the southern end of Cornell's campus. The dimensions of the field from home plate to the outfield fence are 305 feet in leftfield, 405 feet in centerfield and 295 feet in rightfield. The seating capacity of Hoy Field is about 500. College of Engineering logo Cornell Universitys College of Engineering was founded in 1870 as the Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts. ... Home plate is the final base in baseball and related games that a player must touch to score. ... The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. ...


For some legends and history of Hoy Field, see Cornelliana. Cornelliana is a broad term that can refer to anything related to Cornell Universitys unique traditions, lore, and legends. ...


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Schoellkopf Field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (296 words)
Schoellkopf Field is a 25,597-capacity stadium at Cornell University that opened in 1915 and is used for the Big Red football, lacrosse and field hockey teams.
Construction of Schoellkopf Field was originally funded by a donation from Willard Straight, who made his contribution in memory of Henry Schoellkopf, a Cornell football player.
In 1971, the surface of the field was converted to artificial turf.
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