Photo of the Week: Aug 1, 2022

Reese Smith Jr Field at Middle Tennessee State University
photo by Jim Wood

Each week, we will bring you a photo of the week, showcasing the sights of Rutherford County (and beyond). Whether it’s a photo of a local landmark, a park, a photo from an event, or just a great photo from the area, we want to showcase our local communities throughout the next year.

This week’s photo is of the Reese Smith Jr Field at Middle Tennessee State University.

According to

The campus of Middle Tennessee is home to what is considered to be one of the finest collegiate baseball fields in the nation – Reese Smith Jr. Field. The 2,600-seat stadium was named in October of 1982, and was officially dedicated on April 12, 1983, at a ceremony prior to the Blue Raiders’ matchup with Vanderbilt University.”

Reese Smith Jr. Field is becoming the ‘showplace of the South.’ Numerous baseball organizations bring their teams and fans to Middle Tennessee for their events.

Aside from Blue Raider home games, Reese Smith Jr. Field has hosted events such as Ohio Valley Conference Tournaments, Tennessee Junior College Tournaments, and TSSAA state high School tournaments, plus the USA Olympic baseball team. The field is also home to the Fall Junior College Classic featuring many of Tennessee’s junior college teams.

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