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Investing in a premium baseball field that serves both Manhattan College and the youth of the community

By making a generous contribution towards the development of Joe Coppo Field, you will have a vital impact on Jasper baseball, the local community and the legacy of Joe Coppo ‘75.

manhattan college baseball players near the dugout

Manhattan College is leading a $1.8 million fund-raising campaign to develop Joe Coppo Field at Van Cortlandt Park. This new facility will be named in honor of Jasper baseball player Joe Coppo ’75; and will serve as the nearby home field for the Manhattan College baseball team, one of the oldest collegiate baseball teams in the nation. Tentative plans include a September 2021 Joe Coppo Field dedication to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy. Read More 

For more information, please contact Kevin Courtney at or (718) 862-7714.

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Joe Coppo
Joe Coppo was known for his leadership abilities, his slugging power at the plate along with his pitching prowess as a Jasper starting pitcher.

Joe Coppo '75 Hall of Fame Player

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Bringing Manhattan baseball back to the Bronx will not only strengthen the college’s presence in the Riverdale and Bronx communities, but it will also elevate the strong ties that our team has locally. Enhancing the student-athlete experience is always at the forefront for the athletic department, and to be able to partner with local sports as well, makes this venture a true win- win.

— President O'Donnell, Manhattan College