Wilkes University

Artillery Park

Artillery Park is one of the top ballparks in the Middle Atlantic Conference.

The field has two sets of bullpens, an outdoor batting cage, large dugouts, and a press box that is situated directly behind home plate. A new watering system was also installed prior to the start of the 2002 season.

Artillery Park has seen its share of homeruns from the Wilkes Colonels, but none quite as remarkable as a pre-Colonel 1926 hit. In the summer of 2003, a baseball historian concluded that Wilkes' very own Artillery Park was the location of Babe Ruth's longest homerun!

If you were at Wilkes in the 1940s

Artillery Park was still the home of the minor league Wilkes-Barre Barons who disbanded in the 1950s. The property, which is adjacent to the present Ralston Complex and Schmidt Stadium, has been leased by Wilkes from the Pennsylvania National Guard since the 1940s.