McCormick Field



Park Name: McCormick Field
Tenants: Asheville Tourists (South Atlantic League)

Opened: 1924
Grandstand Rebuilt: 1992
Address: 30 Buchanan Place, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Dimensions: 326' (L), 373' (C), 297' (R)

Former Tenants: 
Asheville Tourists (South Atlantic League) 1924-1930
Asheville Tourists (Piedmont League) 1931-1932, 1934-1942
Asheville Blues (Negro Southern League) 1940-1949
Asheville Tourists (Tri-State League) 1946-1955
Asheville Tourists (South Atlantic League) 1959-1963
Asheville Tourists (Southern League) 1964-1966
Asheville Tourists (Carolina League) 1967
Asheville Tourists (Southern League) 1968-1975
Asheville Tourists (Western Carolinas League) 1976-1979
Carolina Diamonds (National Pro Fastpitch) 2012 {Alternate Field}


The view from behind home plate at McCormick Field.


The view from down the first base line. The bleacher section in the trees belongs to the town's football stadium, located on the hill above the ballpark.


The view from down the third base line, looking toward the wall in right field.


The grandstand at McCormick Field. The current concrete grandstand replaced the original wooden structure in the early 1990's.


McCormick Field and downtown Asheville, as seen from the football bleachers on top of the hill.


The grandstand runs right up against the hill behind the grandstand.


Field box seating has been added in front of the backstop, creating sharp angles in the foul territory behind the plate.


Rail seating runs the length of the third base line, leading to a picnic area in the left field corner.


A mural in the picnic area celebrates the history of McCormick Field. It is one of the few fields left standing that once hosted Negro League baseball.


South Atlantic League championship banners hang over the concrete bleachers in the right field corner.


The clubhouse suite in the right field corner sits in the same building as the team store and clubhouses.


The bullpen features a small covered bench next to the 36 foot wall in right field.


The park's dimensions are limited by the hill behind it and the access road running up the hill, leading to the short dimensions and giant wall in right field.


The Asheville Tourists on the field during a game at McCormick Field.




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