Pros Flock to Hawkins Field

Bleacher Report features Vanderbilt baseball program

by Scott Miller/Bleacher Report

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt has become a program where student-athletes not only come to mold themselves into professional baseball players, it has also become a spot where some of Major League Baseball’s best now spend time in the offseason to train and hone their craft.

Bleacher Report recently profiled Vanderbilt and Hawkins Field as a hub for current, former and aspiring MLB players.

“The fact that we never closed their bedroom door even though they left the house, so to speak,” Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin told Bleacher Report. “I like that it’s there for them.

“It’s not like I see them all the time. I know they’re here, but it’s like being their dad. Not that you have to interact with them—I just enjoy the fact that I hear them and see them. I don’t have to be a part of it.”

Curt Casali, Mike Yastrzemski, Sonny Gray, Bryan Reynolds, David Price and Dansby Swanson are just a few of the former Commodores who return to West End in the winter months. Their teammates have begun joining them as well.

Those who played for Corbin and for Vanderbilt have their own locker room at Hawkins Field, a facet to the facility that makes Vandy stand out among others.

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