Huskins Field is the home of the six-time NESCAC champion Tufts University baseball team. It was dedicated as the baseball field in 1990 following a donation by Tufts alumnus Walter E. Huskins Jr., class of 1963.
The field sits just east of the Boston and Lowell railroad tracks on the Tufts University campus. One of the unique aspects of the game experience at Huskins is the commuter trains frequently passing by out beyond the right-field fence.
The unique layout of the field features a natural surface, with deep fences to left and center fields, as well as a wide expanse of foul territory down the third base and left field line. However, right field narrows down to a short fence with a tight foul line abutting the parking lot. Home and visitor bullpens are close to each dugout, and a pair of batting cages are set up along the right-field line.
Recent renovations to Huskins Field include a new scoreboard that was installed in 2013 and dedicated in memory Adrian Misic, an honorary member of the Jumbo baseball team as part of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation from 2008 until he passed away in 2010. New bleachers were also installed during the 2013-14 year, which is also when the press box on top of the home dugout was named in honor of longtime assistant coach Bob Clarke.
Prior to the NESCAC Championship being moved to a pre-selected site, Huskins Field hosted the conference tournament three times. The Jumbos won NESCAC titles at Huskins in 2002 and 2010. The field is also very busy during the summer months hosting local amateur league games and club tournaments.
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