Hi Corbett Field
Exterior of Hi Corbett Field, Aug-2004.
A seating-bowl view.
The field, as configured for a summer pro softball league.
- Location: Camino Campestre at Randolph Way, Tucson, Ariz.
- Opened: 1937 as Randolph Municipal Baseball Park (renovated 1992)
- Additional names: Hi Corbett Field (1969)
- Home team: Tucson Cowboys, Arizona/Texas League (1937-41, 1947-50, 1952-54), Southwest International League (1951), Arizona-Mexico League (1955-58); Tucson Toros, Pacific Coast League (1969-97); Tucson Toros, Golden League (2009-10); Spring training, Cleveland Indians (1945-92), Colorado Rockies (1993-2010); University of Arizona Wildcats, Pacific-12 Conference
- Capacity: 9,500
Hi Corbett Field, the once and future home of the Tucson Toros, is known to many fans as the site of spring-training scenes from the movie “Major League”. It’s an old park that has been renovated numerous times over the years.
When I arrived early on an August morning in 2004, maintenance workers were still cleaning the place up from a softball game the night before. The Arizona Heat of Women’s Pro Fastpitch, a six-team loop that operated that season, were using the facility. A little sod and a little time would be enough to restore the field for baseball use.
With the Tucson Sidewinders moving to Reno, Nev., in 2009, former Toros owner Jay Zucker announced plans to bring back the Toros as a member of the independent Golden League. However, that team was suspended when the Portland Beavers lost their field and moved to the newer Tucson facility for a three-year run starting in 2011.
Now, with no more professional baseball at the site, the University of Arizona has taken over primary use of the stadium.
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