The Fieldhouse (Wildermuth Intramural Center)
Backstory and Context
On January 11, 1943 at the Athletics Committee meeting, Zora Clevenger who was the Athletics Director at the time said the seven professional baseball clubs wanted to come down to Bloomington to practice and use Jordan Field and The Fieldhouse. The Committee felt that IU baseball Coach Paul “Pooch” Harrell should figure out an agreement so the team or teams could come down and use the facilities. In 1943 the Cincinnati Reds were primarily using the Fieldhouse because of the poor weather and field conditions. They would spend up to 4 hours in the Fieldhouse conditioning, taking ground balls, and throwing.
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“Wildermuth Intramural Center.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, November 10, 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildermuth_Intramural_Center.