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When Abilene Christian University made the decision to bring collegiate baseball back to campus in February 1990, the administration made a commitment to construct a first-class playing facility.

What ACU built is one of the finest facilities in all of college baseball.

The 4,000-seat, lighted Crutcher Scott Field is home to the Wildcats. The field is named after Crutcher Scott, an ACU graduate who was an Abilene oilman, city councilman and member of the university's Board of Trustees for nearly 40 years before his death in 1979. His son, Al, played baseball for Abilene Christian. The Scott family was the major contributor to the field's construction.

All-time strikeout king Nolan Ryan - who played in the major leagues with former ACU pitcher and head coach Bill Gilbreth - helped get the program started by lending his name to two early benefit dinners that netted more than $150,000 for the ACU baseball program.

The first game at the new field was Feb. 23, 1991, when ACU beat Tarleton State, 2-1, in 10 innings as fans watched from flatbed trailers brought in to serve as stands.

Bleachers and lights were added before the 1992 season, and prior to the 1995 season the seating capacity was increased to 4,000, and the press box was added.

The home clubhouse - named the Gilbreth-Scott Teamroom - was added before the 1997 season.

The dimensions of the field are 334 feet down the lines, 380 feet to the power alleys and 400 to centerfield.

The stadium has hosted the NCAA Division II South Central regional tournament three times (1996, 2000 and 2001), and has hosted several high school playoff games and junior college tournaments.

Crutcher Scott locker room


Crutcher Scott Field stands

Locker Room


Crutcher Scott Field stands

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