Shipley Field

Home plate entrance to Shipley Field, with a corner of Maryland Stadium visible, Aug-2015.

Looking in at the seating bowl from down the third-base line.

View from behind home plate.

Quick Facts:
Shipley Field is located on the campus of the University of Maryland, not far from Maryland Stadium, their expansive football field. The Terrapins, long members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, shifted to the Big Ten Conference in 2014.

After playing their 1993 season at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, the Bowie Baysox, an Eastern League team that had relocated from Hagerstown, still had no home field as of the beginning of 1994. As a result, they scrambled for home fields, playing some of their games here at College Park, less than 15 miles from their eventual home near the Patuxent River in Bowie.

Five years later at this site, Terps second baseman Marshall McDougall set NCAA records with six home runs and 16 RBI in a 26-2 victory over Florida State on Mother’s Day in 1999.

The field here received artificial turf sometime in the last decade, matching many other college facilities, including their new Big Ten rival Rutgers.

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