This ballfield has been part of Harvard tradition for well over 100 years. The Harvard Crimson originally took the field here in 1898 as they have for every year since. The ballpark is located in the shadows of the massive Harvard Stadium… the University's football arena. Though little Joseph J. O'Donnell Field looks dwarfed compared to the massive Harvard Stadium (much in the same way that Boston College's baseball park is built in the shadows of its massive football stadium), it wasn't always this way.