Ohio State Buckeyes baseball

The Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team is the college baseball team of The Ohio State University. The program, founded in 1881, was the first athletic team in Ohio State history. Bill Davis Stadium in Columbus, Ohio has been the home field of the program since 1997. The team won a National Title in 1966, and also 14 Big Ten Titles throughout the team's history. It is currently coached by Greg Beals. Ohio State has produced many professional baseball players, such as major leaguers Steve Arlin, Frank Howard, Nick Swisher, Barry Bonnell, Dave Burba, and Fred Taylor.

Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team
Founded1881
UniversityOhio State University
Head coachGreg Beals (10th season)
ConferenceBig Ten
LocationColumbus, Ohio
Home stadiumNick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium
(Capacity: 5,500)
NicknameBuckeyes
ColorsScarlet and Gray[1]
         
NCAA Tournament champions
1966
College World Series runner-up
1965
College World Series appearances
1951, 1965, 1966, 1967
NCAA Tournament appearances
1951, 1955, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1982, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2016, 2018, 2019
Conference tournament champions
1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2016, 2019
Conference champions
1917, 1924, 1943, 1951, 1955, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2009

History

Ohio State played its first season in 1881, as the first-ever organized sport at OSU. Ohio State was undefeated, only playing one game and winning against Capital 8–5. From there baseball in Columbus took off as OSU won the Ohio title several more times.

Stadium

Ohio State currently plays at Bill Davis Stadium. From 1967 to 1997 the Buckeyes played at Trautman Field. In 2011, the playing field was named after former Buckeye and Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series Champion Nick Swisher, thus the official name of the Buckeye's home is Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.[2]

Head coaches

Years Coach W–L–T Pct.
1881–1886
1888–1900
1904–1907
1909
1911–1912
Unknown 159–79–6 .664
1901–1902 Jack Reed 15–11–0 .577
1903 C.W. Dickerson 9–5–1 .633
1913–1928 Lynn W. St. John 191–100–7 .653
1929–1932 Wayne Wright 37–26–1 .586
1933–38
1947–1950
Floyd Stahl 129–108–1 .544
1939–1944 Fred Mackey 80–60–0 .571
1945–1946 Lowell Wrigley 18–26–1 .411
1951–1975 Marty Karow 479–341–14 .583
1976–1987 Dick Finn 310–262–5 .542
1988–2010 Bob Todd 801–409–2 .662
2011–present Greg Beals 260–203–1 .561

Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament

Year Record Pct Notes
1951 0–2 .000 7th place at the 1951 College World Series
1955 1–2 .333
1965 7–2 .777 2nd place at the 1965 College World Series
1966 8–1 .888 1st place at the 1966 College World Series
1967 3–3 .500 7th place at the 1967 College World Series
1982 0–2 .000
1991 2–2 .500
1992 2–2 .500
1993 3–2 .600
1994 1–2 .333
1995 0–2 .000
1997 0–2 .000
1999 4–2 .666
2001 0–2 .000
2002 2–2 .500
2003 3–2 .600
2005 1–2 .333
2007 1–2 .333
2009 2–2 .500
2016 1–2 .333
2018 0-2 .000
2019 1-2 .333
Totals 42–44 .488
  • Note: In 1951, Ohio State participated in the district playoffs, which it won, and moved on to the College World Series. Prior to 1954, district playoff games were not considered a part of the National Collegiate Baseball Championship, and thus are not counted in Ohio State's NCAA tournament record.

All-Americans

  • Ronnie Bourquin (2006)
  • Scott Lewis (2003)
  • Justin Fry (1999)
  • EJ Laratta (1999)
  • Matt Beaumont (1994)
  • Ray Shoup (1967)
  • Steve Arlin (1965, 1966)
  • Tom Perdue (1966)
  • Paul Ebert (1954)
  • Stewart Hein (1951)
  • Fred Taylor (1950)

Terry Greer (1977) catcher

Retired numbers

See also

References

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