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“In Fitch’s Field”

September 23, 2014
Drawing of Fitch Field by Robert C. Brooks

Drawing of Fitch Field by Robert C. Brooks

For more than eight decades,  Stony Brook athletes have known Fitch Field as their beloved home turf. The following is a poem written by John Walter Hermann ’30 for the 1930 literary edition of the Stony Brook Bulletin. It rings as true today as it did eighty-four years ago.

“In Fitch’s Field”

On Fitch’s Field the athletes go

Between the goalposts, rain or snow;

And there they toil and sacrifice

Their time and strength beneath the skies

*     *     *

Where of’t the wintry breezes blow.

These are the brave who meet the foe

And skill display amid the glow;

E’er watch’d above by searching eyes

On Fitch’s Field.

*     *     *

Though of’t they meet with pain and blow,

This work is not in vain—we know.

For as the sounds of cheer arise,

The Blue and White bring home the prize

And praise to Stony Brook bestow

On Fitch’s Field.

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