Columbia Lions baseball

The Columbia Lions baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of Columbia University in New York City.[2] The team is a member of the Ivy League, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. Columbia's first baseball team was fielded in 1868. The team plays its home games at Robertson Field at Satow Stadium in New York City. The Lions are coached by Brett Boretti.

Columbia Lions
2022 Columbia Lions baseball team
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Founded1868 (1868)
UniversityColumbia University
Head coachBrett Boretti (17th season)
ConferenceIvy League
LocationNew York City
Home stadiumRobertson Field at Satow Stadium
NicknameLions
ColorsColumbia blue and white[1]
   
NCAA Tournament appearances
1976, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2022
Conference tournament champions
2022
Regular season conference champions
EIBL: 1933, 1934, 1944, 1963, 1976, 1977
Ivy: 1960*, 1961*, 1986*, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2022
* Named Ivy League champion as highest-finishing Ivy League school in EIBL

HistoryEdit

Lou GehrigEdit

 
Columbia player Lou Gehrig in 1921

The most famous member of the Columbia baseball team was Lou Gehrig. Gehrig attended Columbia between 1921 and 1923, intending to become an engineer. Known as "Columbia Lou," Gehrig played both baseball and football. Gehrig drew attention for his record-breaking 400-foot home runs and, as a pitcher, his 17-game strikeout streak in 1923. Gehrig signed with the Yankees in his sophomore year, leaving college for a lucrative paycheck, but remained an avid fan of Columbia sports for the remainder of his life.[3]

Before Gehrig, Hall of Famer Eddie Collins also played for Columbia.

Major League BaseballEdit

Columbia has had 27 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Columbia University Brand Guide (PDF). December 1, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "Columbia Lions". d1baseball.com. Archived from the original on May 14, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Lou Gehrig". Columbia 250. Columbia University. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "Columbia University (New York, NY)"". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.

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