Photo of Bob Fisher

Creating a state-of-the-art baseball field that pays tribute to legendary head baseball coach Robert "Bob" Fisher '63 is part of a new campus initiative.

BW Community Rallies to Transform Newly Named Fisher Field

February 4, 2016

Photo of Bob FisherJoin the BW community in creating a state-of-the-art baseball field that pays tribute to the success of legendary head baseball coach Robert “Bob” Fisher ’63.

"Coach Fisher touched the lives of thousands of BW students through his remarkable 42-year career as baseball and football coach, as well as professor," said Patrick Dunlavy ’71, vice president for advancement. "The decision to name the baseball field Fisher Field honors his impressive 700-win career record that made him the winningest head coach in BW history."

Rendering of Fisher FieldThe naming of Fisher Field was announced in January as part of a multi-tier campus initiative that includes fundraising to make BW’s baseball field a first-class facility for current and future Yellow Jackets. The new field will feature a state-of-the-art synthetic playing surface (a first in the Ohio Athletic Conference) that will ensure the safety of student-athletes.

"He earned the respect of players, colleagues and members of the BW community, so it is fitting they would choose to honor him and express their YJ4L pride through gifts to Fisher Field," noted Dunlavy.

Infield Work to Begin

Installation will occur in two phases for the $700,000 project. The infield phase, with funding secured through gifts from former student-athletes and friends of the University, is already underway. Work will be completed before the spring season. 

Phase two, for which funding of $400,000 is still needed, could begin this summer if fundraising is completed.

"We believe BW alumni, staff and friends will rally around this worthwhile project to propel our baseball program to even greater heights," emphasized Dunlavy.

To help make this project a success, please consider making a donation to the "Coach Robert Fisher Baseball Field Project."