For the fourteenth straight season, the home of Saint Joseph's University baseball is Elmwood Park's Latshaw/McCarthy Field in Norristown, Pa. Originally laid out in 1938, the field was being rebuilt when the Hawks moved in for the 1990 season. The park's dimensions measure 328 feet to the foul poles and 393 feet to center field. It is named to recognize Dan Latshaw, a player who died at the site in 1940, and Red McCarthy, the late sports editor of the Norristown Times Herald. The Elmwood Park complex includes numerous park and recreation facilities, including the Elmwood Park Zoo. The road behind the left field fence is named after Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, a native of Norristown. One of the finest baseball facilities in the region, it features a large press box, major league size dugouts, and a fully electronic scoreboard. It is equipped with seating for approximately 1000 fans. An outstanding lighting system is what sets the ballpark apart from others in the vicinity, allowing SJU to be the lone Philadelphia-area college team to play night games. The 110-foot light poles, originally installed at the old Liberty Bell Race Track, give the field better illumination than many minor league stadiums.

DIRECTIONS: Elmwood Park (Latshaw/McCarthy Field):

(from SJU) Take City Avenue (Rt. 1) north to I-76 West. Take I-76 West to I-476 North. Get off at the Norristown Exit and make a right onto Ridge Pike. Follow Ridge to Fairfield Street (first turn after Armen Cadillac) and turn right. Shortly, Fairfield becomes Fornace Rd. Stay on Fornace until it deadends at Harding Blvd. Turn left onto Harding Blvd. The field is on the right.

(from South) Take I-476 North. Get off at the Norristown Exit and make a right onto Ridge Pike. Follow Ridge to Fairfield Street (first turn after Armen Cadillac) and turn right. Shortly, Fairfield becomes Fornace Rd. Stay on Fornace until it deadends at Harding Blvd. Turn left onto Harding Blvd. The field is on the right.

(from North, East and West) Take Exit 25 off of the Pennsylvania Turnpike to I-476 South. Get off at the Norristown Exit and make a right onto Ridge Pike. Follow Ridge to Fairfield Street (first turn after Armen Cadillac) and turn right. Shortly, Fairfield becomes Fornace Rd. Stay on Fornace until it deadends at Harding Blvd. Turn left onto Harding Blvd. The field is on the right.

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