Cornell Big Red baseball

The Cornell Big Red baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, United States.[2] The team is a member of the Ivy League, which is part of NCAA Division I. Cornell's first baseball team was fielded in 1869 and participated in the Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League (EIBL) until 1992. The team plays its home games at Hoy Field in Ithaca, New York.

Cornell Big Red
2022 Cornell Big Red baseball team
Cornell "C" logo.svg
Founded1869 (1869)
UniversityCornell University
Head coachDan Pepicelli (7th season)
ConferenceIvy League
LocationIthaca, New York
Home stadiumHoy Field
(Capacity: 500)
NicknameBig Red
ColorsCarnelian red and white[1]
NCAA Tournament appearances
1977, 2012
Regular season conference champions
EIBL: 1939, 1940, 1952*, 1972, 1977, 1980
Ivy: 1959**, 1979**, 1982**, 2012
* Winner of South Division, no overall conference champion named
** Named Ivy League champion as highest-finishing Ivy League school in EIBL
1896 team


Davy HoyEdit

David "Davy" F. Hoy, an alumnus and longtime university registrar, served as the university's baseball advisor for thirty years at the start of the 20th century.[3] He traveled south with the team for spring training each year.[3] Hoy baseball field was built at his urging in 1922,[4] and named for him in 1923.[3] Hoy threw out the first pitch on the field; the ball he used is preserved in the Kroch Library collections.[4] Hoy was injured in a 1929 bus accident in Virginia while riding with the baseball team, and he died in December 1930 at age 67.[4] Cornell's fight song, Give My Regards to Davy references "Davy" Hoy prominently.[4]

Major League BaseballEdit

Cornell has had 14 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Colors". Cornell University Brand Center. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Cornell Big Red". Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  3. ^ a b c "David F. Hoy Dead; Cornell Registrar". The New York Times. 7 December 1930. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d Stein, Jeff (3 March 2015). "Trying to measure Lou Gehrig's massive home run at Cornell, 92 years later". The Ithaca Voice. Retrieved 6 July 2019. Percy Field ... served the Cornell community from the 1890s until 1922
  5. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)"". Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. Retrieved 2014-07-05.

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