The Dude


Every year, a sea of baseball fans flock to Dudy Noble Field, a majestic cathedral that stands as the epitome of college baseball. The atmosphere is electric, charged with the passion and anticipation of the game, making it an experience like no other.

The pinnacle of the Mississippi State athletic facilities, Dudy Noble Field, is a marvel. It has witnessed the gathering of 24 out of the 25 largest on-campus crowds in college baseball history, earning the endearing nickname “The Dude.”

While Dudy Noble Field is synonymous with legendary baseball moments, most who attend games there have yet to learn why the field bears the name of Dudy Noble. Readers will discover more about the man after whom that sacred patch of green grass is named in The Dude: The Life and Times of Dudy Noble.

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Steve Robertson has done a masterful job researching and writing Dudy Noble’s life story. Steve unearthed intimate details about Noble’s life growing up in rural Mississippi and becoming an icon in Mississippi State sports lore.

Noble, a figure of true legend, stands as the most decorated student-athlete in the maroon and white. His college career was a testament to his exceptional abilities, earning him an impressive 14 varsity letters. But his influence didn’t stop there. He transitioned into coaching, making history as the first baseball coach in school history to secure three league titles.

In time, Noble became one of the most influential athletic directors in Southeastern Conference history. As the book will vividly portray, Noble’s legacy is not just a name on a field. It’s a testament to his unwavering commitment and unparalleled contributions to Mississippi State athletics. His impact is immeasurable, making him a champion of the university.

Dudy Noble wasn’t just a choice; he was the only choice. For the first time, Bulldog fans of all generations will have the opportunity to delve into the life and times of this remarkable man and gain a deeper understanding of his profound impact on Mississippi State athletics.

Additional information

Weight 22 oz
Dimensions 9.25 × 6.5 × 1 in

Standard Edition, Limited Edition