Alumni Field

Park Name: Alumni Field

Tenants: Keene Swamp Bats (New England Collegiate Baseball League)

Opened: 1948

Address: 77 Arch Street, Keene, New Hampshire 03431

Former Tenants:

Keene Bluejays (Northern League) 1946-1950

The view from behind home plate at Alumni Field.

The view from down the first base line. Keene High School sits behind the left field corner, and Alumni Field is used for Keene HS athletics.

The view from down the third base line. A red barn and the White Mountains give the park a true "small town New England" feel.

A grove of trees provides the batter's eye in center field, and the scoreboard sits next to the barn in right.

The outfield. Several of the light standards are in play, and a birdhouse sits perched atop the fence in straightaway center.

The pressbox building also houses the ground-level visitor's dugout.

A small bleacher section sits behind the plate, with room in front for people to set up their own chairs and get the best view in the house.

The original 1948 covered grandstand on the first base side. The home dugout is dug into the ground unlike the visitor's.

Inside the covered wooden grandstand.

A large bleacher section sits down the third base line, next to the pressbox building.

There's no fence down the line. Instead there is an "out-of-play" line a few yards from the foul line, and fans bring their chairs right up to the line.

Alumni Field was once used for other sports, so there are large amounts of foul territory down both lines and behind the plate, but the fence is close in right and center field. These days the park is used only for baseball.

The bullpen is a single mound, literally penned in, behind the bleachers.

The Keene Swamp Bats on the field at Alumni Field.

9 innings, no hits for the visiting Danbury Westerners. Kevin McAvoy, Ryan Horstman and Tyler Gauthier combine for the first nine inning No Hitter in Swamp Bats history.