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Illinois Fighting Illini baseball

Illinois Fighting Illini baseball team
Founded: 1879
''Illinois Fighting Illini baseball team athletic logo''

University University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Conference Big Ten
Location Champaign, IL
Head Coach Dan Hartleb (9th year)
Home Stadium Illinois Field
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nickname Fighting Illini
Colors

Orange and Blue

            
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1947, 1948, 1962, 1963, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2011, 2013
Conference Tournament Champions
1989, 1990, 2000, 2011
Conference Champions
1900, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1921, 1922, 1927, 1931, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1947, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1962, 1963, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2005, 2011

The Illinois Fighting Illini baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate athletic team of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in Champaign, Illinois, USA. The team competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I and are members of the Big Ten Conference.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Coaching history 1.1
    • Attendance Records 1.2
  • Retired Numbers 2
  • Year-by-year results 3
  • Current Professional Players 4
  • Individual Honors 5
    • All-Americans 5.1
  • Illini in the World Series 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

Coaching history[1]

Coach Years Record Conference
Record
Conference
Titles
NCAA
Appearances
No Coach 1879-1881 2-1
No Team 1882 0-0
No Coach 1883-1891 30-17-1
Ed Hall 1892-1894 30-17
No Coach 1895 10-4
George Huff 1896–1919 314-97-4 11
George Clark 1920 16-8
Carl Lundgren 1920-1934 209-78-14 5
Wally Roettger 1935-1951 212-109-6 4
Lee Eilbracht 1952-1978 518-395-6 4 3
Tom Dedin 1979-1987 268-234-6
Augie Garrido 1988-1990 111-57 2 2
Richard "Itch" Jones 1991-2005 474-373-1 2 2
Dan Hartleb 2006-Present 244-199 1 2
Totals 2,408-1,568-38
(.606)
' 29 10

Attendance Records

Top Attendance Figures at Illinois Field.[2]
Rank Attendance Opponent Date
1. 5,214 Ohio State May 8, 2009
2. 4,229 Iowa April 15, 1995
3. 3,800 Michigan April 21, 1990
4. 3,394 Northwestern April 16, 1994
5. 3,185 Indiana April 27, 2014
6. 2,805 Northwestern April 30, 2010
7. 2,574 Purdue April 14, 2013
8. 2,500 Northwestern April 20, 1991
9. 2,499 Michigan State May 4, 2012
10. 2,485 Iowa April 22, 2006

Retired Numbers

Fighting Illini in Professional Baseball
MiLB
Total Currently Playing: 10[3]
MLB
All-Time Total MLB Players 73[4]
Total Currently Playing: 1
Notable Achievements
Illini in the World Series: 8
Number of World Series Titles
Claimed by Illini:
12
National Baseball Hall of Famers: 1
Illinois Fighting Illini retired numbers
No. Player Position Career
5 Lou Boudreau 3B 1937-1938

Year-by-year results

Current Professional Players

Individual Honors

All-Americans

Note that information below is referenced from Illinois Fighting Illini Media Guide.[6]

Illini in the World Series

References

  1. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ill/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/2013-MG-History.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.fightingillini.com/recruiting/sports/m-basebl/facilities.html
  3. ^ http://www.fightingillini.com/recruiting/sports/m-basebl/inthepros.html
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/college/university_of_illinois_baseball_players.shtml
  5. ^ http://nationals.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=543699#gameType='R'§ionType=career&statType=2&season=2013&level='ALL'
  6. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ill/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/mgsection6.pdf

External links

  • Official website
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