Moore-Kittles Baseball Complex
FAMU's Moore-Kittles Baseball Complex was built in 1983. Its construction officially moved the baseball field from the current site of the Al Lawson Multipurpose Teaching Gymnasium, to its residence along Wahnish Way.
The field is complete with an electronic scoreboard and lights. The dugouts are above-ground and the stadium can seat 500 people. The press box is 210 square feet, while the storage and restroom areas on the first floor are 700 square feet.
The late Dr. Oscar A. Moore and Costa "Pop" Kittles are considered "The Fathers of Rattler Baseball," as they combined to win over 500 games, 14 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles, while producing three major league all-stars (Dawson, Hal McRae and Vince Coleman), plus a former player who would become the first African American executive officer in major league baseball history, the late William "Bill" Lucas (Class of '58) with the Atlanta Braves.
Both coaches were Health and Physical Education professors at FAMU, with Kittles, who was an All-American end under the legendary Jake Gaither, also serving as an assistant football coach as well during his tenure at the university.
Moore was inducted into the FAMU Sports Hall of Fame in 1978 and Kittles was enshrined in 1982.