Sign of the Potter Field at Springfield College
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This is a sign for Potter Field at Springfield College taken in June 1969. In the early years of the softball program, the players put up a Potter Field sign on the softball field. However, the administration demanded the removal of the sign. Ironically, a few years later (1986), the field was finally recognized and dedicated to Coach Diane Potter and named it Potter Field. On the back of the photograph someone addressed the happiness of knowing the administration saw the error of their ways. Dr. Diane Potter was Springfield College’s first gymnastics and softball coach. She coached the women's softball team for an amazing 21 years. She formed an extramural squad of Softball at Springfield College softball program in the 1963-1964 academic school year, and it wasn't until the 1966-1967 season that the squad was recognized by Springfield College. From the bottom up, Coach Potter was considered to be a leading pioneer for softball in the New England area. Interestingly enough, Coach Potter led the 1968 squad through the 1970 squad to a 32-0 win streak! She coached the softball team for twenty-one years, compiling a 227-123 record that includes four undefeated seasons. In 1989, she became the second woman inducted into the Springfield College Athletics Hall of Fame, and during that academic year, she served as the Springfield Distinguished Professor of Humanics.
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Springfield College--Athletic Fields
Potter, Diane L., 1935-
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- Sign of the Potter Field at Springfield College. 1969-06. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/3791. (Accessed June 21, 2018.)
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- (1969-06) Sign of the Potter Field at Springfield College. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/3791
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