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The Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team represents the University of Alabama in NCAA Division I college baseball. Along with most other Alabama athletic teams, the baseball team participates in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference. The team plays its home games on campus at Sewell–Thomas Stadium.

Alabama Crimson Tide
2020 Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team
Alabama Athletics logo.svg
Founded1892
Overall record2,563–1,570–23 (.619)[1]
UniversityUniversity of Alabama
Athletic directorGreg Byrne
Head coachBrad Bohannon (3rd season)
ConferenceSEC
Western Division
LocationTuscaloosa, Alabama
Home stadiumSewell–Thomas Stadium
(Capacity: 5,500)
NicknameCrimson Tide
ColorsCrimson and White[2]
         
College World Series runner-up
1983, 1997
College World Series appearances
1950, 1983, 1996, 1997, 1999
NCAA Tournament appearances
1947,1950, 1955, 1968, 1983, 1986, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Conference tournament champions
1983, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003
Conference champions
1903, 1909, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1924, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1950, 1955, 1968, 1983, 1996, 2006

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HistoryEdit

The Crimson Tide baseball team leads the SEC in all-time wins with over 2,500 victories.[3] The program trails only LSU for the most SEC regular season titles with 13 and 7 tournament championships.[4] Tide baseball teams have participated in the NCAA College World Series five times (1950, 1983, 1996, 1997, 1999), finishing second in 1983 and 1997. The Crimson Tide have also had over sixty players make it to the major leagues, the most in the SEC.[5]

StadiumEdit

The team's home venue is Sewell-Thomas Stadium, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on the campus of the university. A tradition at Sewell-Thomas Stadium is to play the Rednex song "Cotton-Eyed Joe" during the after the 7th inning. Sewell-Thomas Stadium is nicknamed "The Joe" by Crimson Tide fans, in honor of Baseball Hall of Fame member Joe Sewell, who played college baseball at Alabama. For 12 of the last 13 seasons Alabama has ranked in the top 10 nationally in attendance.

In 2016 the team moved into the newly renovated Sewell-Thomas Stadium, a $42 million renovation making The Joe look like a totally new ball park, Club rooms where added, a kids playground, all chairback seats, and a new state of the art scoreboard

Head coachesEdit

Records are through the end of the 2018 season

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1892 Shelby Fletcher 1 1–0 1.000
1893 W. M. Walker 1 4–6–1 .409
1894 J. H. Lyons 1 10–3 .769
1895 J. F. Jenkins 1 9–3 .750
1896 Eli Abbott 1 5–5 .500
1897 "Kid" Peeples 1 10–0 1.000
1898 Joseph Black 1 2–3 .400
1899 F. C. Owen 1 3–6 .333
1900 Ardis Smith 1 9–3 .750
1901–1905 Thomas Stouch 5 49–25–1 .660
1906 Charles Schwartz 1 4–16–1 .214
1907–1910 J. W. H. Pollard 4 66–22–1 .747
1911 Guy Lowman 1 12–5 .706
1912–1915 D. V. Graves 4 66–30–1 .686
1916–1919 B. L. Noojin 4 55–18 .753
1920 Gordon W. Lewis 1 15–2 .882
1921–1923 Charles Bernier 3 28–35–4 .448
1924–1927 Wallace Wade 4 61–32–2 .653
1928 Hank Crisp 1 12–7–2 .619
1929–1930 Jess Neely 2 28–15–2 .644
1931–1932 Sam Hinton 2 23–7–2 .750
1933–1934 Jennings B. Whitworth 2 21–11 .656
1943 Paul Burnham 1 12–6 .667
1946 Dixie Howell 1 13–7 .650
1935–1942
1947–1963
Tilden Campbell 25 355–168–4 .677
1964–1969 Joe Sewell 6 106–79 .573
1970–1979 Hayden Riley 10 236–206–1 .533
1980–1994 Barry Shollenberger 15 487–334–1 .593
1995–2009 Jim Wells 15 625–322 .656
2010–2016 Mitch Gaspard 7 234–193 .548
2017 Greg Goff 1 19–34–1 .358
2018– Brad Bohannon 1 27-29 .482
Totals 32 coaches 124 seasons 2,579–1,605–24 .620


Current coaching staffEdit

2018 Alabama Crimson Tide baseball coaching staff
  • Brad Bohannon – Head Coach (1st year)
  • Jerry Zulli – Assistant Coach (1st year)
  • Jason Jackson – Assistant Coach (1st year)
  • Jack Hoehl– Director of Operations (1st year)
  • Sean Stryker – Athletic Trainer (1st year)

Year-by-year resultsEdit

Year-by-Year Results
Year Coach Record Notes
1892 Shelby Fletcher 1–0
1893 W.M. Walker 4–6–1
1894 J.H. Lyons 10–3
1895 J.F. Jenkins 9–3
1896 Eli Abbott 5–5
1897 Kid Peeples 10–0
1898 Joseph Black 2–3
1899 F.C. Owen 3–6
1900 Ardis Smith 9–3
1901 Thomas Stouch 9–3
1902 Thomas Stouch 7–1
1903 Thomas Stouch 15–3
1904 Thomas Stouch 12–10
1905 Thomas Stouch 6–8–1
1906 Charles Schwartz 4–16–1
1907 J.W.H. Pollard 21–7
1908 J.W.H. Pollard 14–4
1909 J.W.H. Pollard 19–3 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
1910 J.W.H. Pollard 12–8–1
1911 Guy S. Lowman 12–5
1912 D.V. Graves 16–6
1913 D.V. Graves 22–7 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
1914 D.V. Graves 11–13
1915 D.V. Graves 17–4–1 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
1916 Loonie Noojin 12–10
1917 Loonie Noojin 14–2 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
1918 Loonie Noojin 13–4 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
1919 Loonie Noojin 16–2 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
1920 Gordon Lewis 15–2 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
1921 Charles Bernier 7–12–1
1922 Charles Bernier 7–16–2
1923 Charles Bernier 14–7–1
1924 Wallace Wade 17–6 Southern Conference Champions
1925 Wallace Wade 21–6
1926 Wallace Wade 10–12–1
1927 Wallace Wade 13–8–1
1928 Hank Crisp 12–7–2
1929 Jess Neely 11–8–2
1930 Jess Neely 17–7 Southern Conference Champions
1931 Sam Hinton 13–5–1
1932 Sam Hinton 10–2–1 Southern Conference Champions
1933 J.B. Whitworth 8–6
1934 J.B. Whitworth 13–5 Southeastern Conference Champions
1935 Tilden Campbell 12–2 Southeastern Conference Champions
1936 Tilden Campbell 10–3–1 Southeastern Conference Champions
1937 Tilden Campbell 12–4
1938 Tilden Campbell 13–2 Southeastern Conference Champions
1939 Tilden Campbell 10–10
1940 Tilden Campbell 14–2 Southeastern Conference Champions
1941 Tilden Campbell 19–2–1 Southeastern Conference Champions
1942 Tilden Campbell 10–2 Southeastern Conference Champions
1943 Paul Burnham 12–6
1944–1945: No team due to World War II
1946 Dixie Howell 13–7
1947 Tilden Campbell 20–7 Southeastern Conference Champions; NCAA District III Playoffs
1948 Tilden Campbell 18–11 NCAA District III Playoffs
1949 Tilden Campbell 14–8
1950 Tilden Campbell 22–12 SEC Champions; NCAA District III Champions; 5th Place in 1950 College World Series
1951 Tilden Campbell 17–5–1
1952 Tilden Campbell 13–11
1953 Tilden Campbell 10–9
1954 Tilden Campbell 10–7
1955 Tilden Campbell 23–6 Southeastern Conference Champions; NCAA District III Playoffs
1956 Tilden Campbell 18–7
1957 Tilden Campbell 18–8 SEC West Champions
1958 Tilden Campbell 14–7 SEC West Champions
1959 Tilden Campbell 8–7
1960 Tilden Campbell 11–7
1961 Tilden Campbell 12–9
1962 Tilden Campbell 16–10–1
1963 Tilden Campbell 11–10
1964 Joe Sewell 10–10
1965 Joe Sewell 12–12
1966 Joe Sewell 13–7
1967 Joe Sewell 23–21
1968 Joe Sewell 24–14 Southeastern Conference Champions; NCAA District III Playoffs
1969 Joe Sewell 10–22
1970 Hayden Riley 19–25
1971 Hayden Riley 21–14–1
1972 Hayden Riley 22–14
1973 Hayden Riley 22–14 SEC Western Division Champions
1974 Hayden Riley 37–16 SEC Western Division Champions
1975 Hayden Riley 34–32
1976 Hayden Riley 25–18
1977 Hayden Riley 27–18
1978 Hayden Riley 23–20
1979 Hayden Riley 18–27
1980 B. Shollenberger 18–28
1981 B. Shollenberger 41–15–1 SEC Western Division Champions
1982 B. Shollenberger 32–21
1983 B. Shollenberger 46–11 SEC Champions*, South Region Champs, 1983 College World Series Runners-Up
1984 B. Shollenberger 35–18
1985 B. Shollenberger 30–23
1986 B. Shollenberger 43–20 NCAA Atlantic Region
1987 B. Shollenberger 25–26
1988 B. Shollenberger 27–26
1989 B. Shollenberger 32–24
1990 B. Shollenberger 34–21
1991 B. Shollenberger 42–20 NCAA Atlantic Region
1992 B. Shollenberger 34–21
1993 B. Shollenberger 27–25
1994 B. Shollenberger 21–35
1995 Jim Wells 42–23 SEC Western Division Tourney Champion, NCAA East Region Runner-up
1996 Jim Wells 50–19 SEC Champions, SEC Tourney Champs, South I Regional Champions, 5th Place 1996 College World Series
1997 Jim Wells 56–14 SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA South II Regional Champions, 1997 College World Series Runner-up
1998 Jim Wells 46–18 NCAA West Regional Runner-up
1999 Jim Wells 53–16 SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA Regional Champions, Super Regional Champions, 4th place in the 1999 College World Series
2000 Jim Wells 41–24 NCAA Regional Runner-up
2001 Jim Wells 32–23
2002 Jim Wells 51–15 SEC Western Division Champions, SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Participant
2003 Jim Wells 38–24 SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA College Station Regional Participant
2004 Jim Wells 29–26
2005 Jim Wells 40–23 NCAA New Orleans Regional Runner up
2006 Jim Wells 44–21 SEC Champions, NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Champions, NCAA Tuscaloosa Super Regional
2007 Jim Wells 31–26
2008 Jim Wells 35–28 NCAA Conway Regional Participant
2009 Jim Wells 37–21 NCAA Clemson Regional Participant
2010 Mitch Gaspard 42–25 NCAA Atlanta Regional Champions, NCAA Clemson Super Regional
2011 Mitch Gaspard 35–28 NCAA Tallahassee Regional Runner up
2012 Mitch Gaspard 21–34
2013 Mitch Gaspard 35–28 NCAA Tallahassee Regional Participant
2014 Mitch Gaspard 37–24 NCAA Tallahassee Regional Runner up
2015 Mitch Gaspard 32–28
2016 Mitch Gaspard 32–26
2017 Greg Goff 19–34–1
2018 Brad Bohannon 27-29

* Alabama won the SEC tournament which determined the overall SEC champion from 1977–87.

Alabama in the NCAA TournamentEdit

The NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament started in 1947. The format of the tournament has changed through the years. The Crimson Tide has played in 27 NCAA Tournaments, winning 7 NCAA Regional Championships. Alabama has five College World Series appearances and played in the national championship game in 1983 and 1997.

Player awardsEdit

Alabama's 1st Team All-AmericansEdit

Player Position Year(s) Selectors
Ed White Outfield 1950 ABCA
Fred Frickie First Base 1957 ABCA
Dave Magadan First Base 1983 ABCA, BA
Doug Duke Catcher 1986 ABCA, BA
Joe Vitiello Outfield 1991 BA
Dax Norris Catcher 1996 NCBWA
Roberto Vaz Outfielder 1997 ABCA
Beau Hearod Utility player 2003 NCBWA
Wade LeBlanc Pitcher 2006 CB
Emeel Salem Outfielder 2006 College Baseball Foundation
Kent Matthes Outfielder 2009 ABCA, BA, CB, NCBWA
Taylor Dugas Outfielder 2010 BA
Source:"SEC All-Americas". secsports.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2008-07-24.

ABCA: American Baseball Coaches Association BA: Baseball America CB: Collegiate Baseball NCBWA: National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Denotes consensus All-American

Former playersEdit

Current MLB playersEdit

Player Years at UA MLB team
Alex Avila 2006–2008 Arizona Diamondbacks
Tommy Hunter 2006–2007 Philadelphia Phillies
Wade LeBlanc 2004–2016 Pittsburgh Pirates
Adam Morgan 2009–2011 Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Nelson 2008–2010 Milwaukee Brewers
David Robertson 2005–2006 Philadelphia Phillies
Spencer Turnbull 2013–2014 Detroit Tigers

National College Baseball Hall of Fame inducteesEdit

In 2006, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Lubbock, Texas. Since then, Alabama has had 2 players inducted into the Hall of Fame.[6][7]

Player Years at UA Position Year inducted
Joe Sewell 1918–20 SS 2007
Dave Magadan 1981–83 3B 2010

Former Major LeaguersEdit

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer
Athlete Years in MLB MLB Teams
Del Pratt 1912–1924 St. Louis Browns, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers
Dan Boone 1919–1923 Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians
Lena Styles 1919–1931 Philadelphia Athletics, Cincinnati Reds
Joe Sewell 1920–1933 Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees
Riggs Stephenson 1920–1933 Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs
Frank Pratt 1921 Chicago White Sox
Luke Sewell 1921–1942 Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Browns
Ike Boone 1922–1932 New York Giants, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers
Ernie Wingard 1924–1927 St. Louis Browns
Verdo Elmore 1924 St. Louis Browns
Andy Cohen 1926, 1928–1929 New York Giants
Tommy Sewell 1927 Chicago Cubs
Jackie Hayes 1927–1940 Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox
Grant Gillis 1927–1929 Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox
Red Barnes 1927–1930 Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox
Doc Land 1929 Washington Senators
Max Rosenfeld 1931–1933 Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers
Bruce Connatser 1931–1932 Cleveland Indians
Whitey Hilcher 1931–1932, 1935–1936 Cincinnati Reds
Ray Pepper 1932–1936 St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Browns
John Campbell 1933 Washington Senators
Syd Cohen 1934, 1936–1937 Washington Senators
Fred Sington 1934–1939 Washington Senators, Brooklyn Dodgers
Jim Sheehan 1936 New York Giants
Lee Rogers 1938 Boston Red Sox, Brooklyn Dodgers
Jim Tabor 1938–1944, 1946–1947 Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies
LeGrant Scott 1939 Philadelphia Phillies
Jack Bolling 1939, 1944 Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Dodgers
Skeeter Scalzi 1939 New York Giants
Vic Bradford 1943 New York Giants
Ken Sears 1943, 1946 New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns
Jim Dunn 1952 Pittsburgh Pirates
Hersh Freeman 1952–1953, 1955–1958 Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Redlegs, Chicago Cubs
John Baumgartner 1953 Detroit Tigers
Al Worthington 1953–1954, 1956–1960, 1963–1969 New York/San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins
Al Lary 1954–1955, 1962 Chicago Cubs
Frank Lary 1954–1965 Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox
Guy Morton Jr. 1952–1954 Boston Red Sox
Ed White 1955 Chicago White Sox
Jack Kubiszyn 1961–1962 Cleveland Indians
Butch Hobson 1975–1982 Boston Red Sox, California Angels, New York Yankees
Bobby Sprowl 1978–1981 Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros
Randy Hunt 1985–1986 St. Louis Cardinals, Montreal Expos
Craig Shipley 1986–1987, 1989, 1991–1998 Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Houston Astros, Anaheim Angels
Bryan Kelly 1986–1987 Detroit Tigers
Dave Magadan 1986–2001 New York Mets, Florida Marlins, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs,
Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres
Greg Hibbard 1989–1994 Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners
Mo Sanford 1991, 1993, 1995 Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Minnesota Twins
Joe Vitiello 1995–2000, 2003 Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Montreal Expos
Tim Young 1998, 2000 Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox
Frank Menechino 1999–2005 Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays
Dustan Mohr 2001–2007 Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Lance Cormier 2004–2011 Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers
Paul Phillips 2004–2010 Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies
Andy Phillips 2004–2008 New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets
Taylor Tankersley 2006–2008, 2010 Florida Marlins
Jeremy Brown 2006 Oakland Athletics
David Robertson 2008–present New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies
Tommy Hunter 2008–present Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Philadelphia Phillies
Wade LeBlanc 2008–2014, 2016–present San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees,
Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates
Matt Downs 2009–2012 San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros
Alex Avila 2009–present Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks
Josh Rutledge 2012–2017 Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox
Jimmy Nelson 2013–2017, 2019–present Milwaukee Brewers
Adam Morgan 2015–present Philadelphia Phillies
Spencer Turnbull 2018–present Detroit Tigers

Updated August 16, 2019

Current rosterEdit

2017 Alabama Crimson Tide roster
 

Pitchers

  • 16 Jake Walters – Junior
  • 20 Brock Love – Sophomore
  • 21 Garret Rukes – Freshman
  • 25 Dylan Duarte – Sophomore
  • 33 Kyle Cameron – Sophomore
  • 42 Tyler Adams – Junior
  • 44 Davis Vainer –   Freshman
 

Catchers

  • 28 Kyle Kaufman – Sophomore

Infielders

  • 1 Cobie Vance – Sophomore
  • 2 John Trousdale – Freshman
  • 5 Chandler Avant – Junior
  • 9 Cody Henry – Junior
  • 11 Connor Short – Junior
  • 22 Hunter Alexander – Junior
 

Outfielders

  • 7 Chandler Taylor – Sophomore
  • 13 Walker McCleney – Freshman
  • 18 Keith Holcombe – Sophomore

Utility

  • 10 Sam Finnerty – Sophomore
  • 12 Sonny Potter – Freshman
  • 14 Gene Wood – Sophomore
  • 30 Connor Stutts – Sophomore
  • 32 Deacon Medders – Freshman

2017 Alabama Crimson Tide Baseball Roster

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 ALABAMA BASEBALL QUICK FACTS" (PDF). The Alabama Official Athletic Site. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 17, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Alabama Crimson Tide Logo Sheet" (PDF). June 28, 2018. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  3. ^ 2017 SEC Baseball Media Guide
  4. ^ "2006 Media Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 20, 2009. Retrieved June 21, 2006.
  5. ^ ALABAMA IN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
  6. ^ "2010 College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". CollegeBaseballHall.org. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  7. ^ "2007 College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". CollegeBaseballHall.org. Retrieved January 31, 2013.

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