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Boston College Eagles baseball

The Boston College Eagles baseball team represents Boston College in NCAA Division I college baseball. The team participates in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The head coach of the Eagles is Mike Gambino, a 2000 alumnus of Boston College, and the team plays its home games at the newly constructed Brighton Field after having played at Shea Field from 1961 to 2017.

Boston College Eagles
2020 Boston College Eagles baseball team
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Founded1896 (1896)
UniversityBoston College
Head coachMike Gambino (10th season)
ConferenceACC
Atlantic Division
LocationChestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Home stadiumBrighton Field
(Capacity: 1,000)
NicknameEagles
ColorsMaroon and Gold[1]
         
College World Series appearances
1953, 1960, 1961, 1967
NCAA Tournament appearances
1949, 1953, 1955, 1960, 1961, 1967, 2009, 2016

NCAA Division I tournamentEdit

The team has been selected to play in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament eight times, most recently in 2016. It has played in the College World Series four times, the most recent being 1967.

Year Record Pct Notes
1949 0-2 .000 Region A
1953 3-1 .750 College World Series (4th place)
1955 0-1 .000 District 1
1960 3-2 .600 College World Series (6th place)
1961 5-3 .625 College World Series (3rd place)
1967 5-4 .556 College World Series (6th place)
2009 1-2 .333 Austin Regional
2016 4-2 .667 Coral Gables Super Regional

Conference tournamentEdit

Longest game in college-baseball historyEdit

On May 30, 2009, the Eagles played in the longest game in college-baseball history — a 25-inning game — during the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship regional tournament at Austin, Texas. The University of Texas Longhorns — who were designated the visiting team despite playing on their home field — won, 3-2. The game lasted seven hours three minutes.[2][3]

Exhibition game with Boston Red SoxEdit

The team has traditionally played an exhibition game each spring against the Boston Red Sox, as part of the Red Sox' spring training (Grapefruit League) season at JetBlue Park at Fenway South.[4]

Annual ALS Awareness GameEdit

This game began in 2012 and is played in honor of former captain Pete Frates (2004–2007), who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Boston College Athletics Unveils New Logos". July 26, 2000. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  2. ^ *Schlegel, John. "Texas wins NCAA record 25-inning game", MLB.com (MLB Advanced Media, L.P.), May 31, 2009.
  3. ^ "2009 NCAA Div. I Baseball College World Series Bracket" (in column 1 (Regionals), click on Austin box; then click on Texas–BC box). NCAA.com.
  4. ^ Wilbur, Eric. "Red Sox 2011 Spring Training Schedule". About.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-07. Retrieved 7 January 2012. The Red Sox open their 2011 spring schedule with the traditional games vs. Northeastern University and Boston College.
  5. ^ Lananna, Michael (April 21, 2017). "Pete Frates and fight against ALS is never far from minds of Boston College". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. Retrieved 2017-04-22.

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