Baseball Field Officially Named Bobby Walker Field
April 21, 2017
Four years after making its debut at the East Campus, the Martin Methodist College baseball field finally has an official name that honors one of the program’s most loyal supporters.
Bobby Walker Field.
The field was formally named during a ceremony held at the East Campus in Pulaski Thursday afternoon thanks to a generous donation from Mr. Bobby Walker and his family.
Walker, a Lewisburg native and member of the Martin Methodist College Board of Trustees since 1993, has been a longtime supporter of RedHawk Athletics and the Baseball program.
Mr. Walker is the Founder and President of Walker Die Casting, Inc. in Lewisburg.
In front of family, friends, coaches, student-athletes and fellow Board of Trustee members, Walker was recognized for his passion and commitment to Martin Methodist and the game of baseball.
“No person has been more kind or generous to Martin Methodist College than Bobby Walker,” Martin Methodist College Interim President Robby Shelton said. “Mr. Walker is a very kind and humble person who loves the game of baseball. I am so happy that Mr. Walker finally allowed the college to honor him today with the naming of our baseball field ‘Bobby Walker Field.’”
Opened in the spring of 2013, the baseball field has served as one of the staples at the school’s East Campus, which also features soccer and softball fields, an outdoor practice area, an indoor practice facility as well as a nine-hole disc golf course.
A community-friendly walking trail is scheduled to be the next major addition to the facility in the coming years.
“In our 147 year history at Martin Methodist there is not a more meaningful naming benefactor than honoring Mr. Bobby Walker,” RedHawks Executive Director of Athletics Jeff Bain said. “Mr. Walker has four tremendous loves in his life: his family, his church, our college and the sport of baseball. Being a small part of the opportunity to honor him on this day has been one of the most rewarding professional days of my career. It was with great pride that we will forever reference our RedHawk home baseball venue as ‘Bobby Walker Field.’”