Ivy League Baseball Championship Series

The Ivy League Baseball Championship Series is the conference baseball championship of the NCAA Division I Ivy League. The top two finishers from the round-robin regular season participate in a best of three series held at campus sites, with the winner earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. In 2019, Harvard defeated Columbia in two games. The event was canceled for 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.[1]

Ivy League Baseball Championship Series
Conference Baseball Championship
SportBaseball
ConferenceIvy League
Number of teams2
FormatBest of Three Series
Current stadiumCampus Sites
Last contest2019
Current championHarvard (6)
Most championshipsPrinceton (8)
Host stadiums
Yale Field (1995, 1998, 2017, 2018)
Bill Clarke Field (1996, 2000, 2002–2003, 2011, 2016)
Robertson Field at Satow Stadium (2010,2013–2015)
Hoy Field (2012)
Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park (2001, 2004, 2008–2009)
Murray Stadium (2007)
Joseph J. O'Donnell Field (1997, 1999, 2005, 2006)
Palmer Field (1993–1994)
Host locations
New Haven, CT (1995, 1998, 2017, 2018)
Princeton, NJ (1996, 2000, 2002–2003, 2011, 2016)
New York, NY (2010,2013–2015)
Ithaca, NY (2012)
Hanover, NH (2001, 2004, 2008–2009)
Providence, RI (2007)
Boston, MA (1997, 1999, 2005, 2006)
Middletown, CT (1993–1994)

HistoryEdit

In 1930, six of the eight Ivy League teams formed the Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League. Harvard joined in 1934, while Brown, Army and Navy joined in 1948. When Army and Navy joined the Patriot League for the 1993 season, the Ivy League began sponsoring baseball.

The teams are split into two divisions; the Mid-Atlantic members are in the Lou Gehrig Division, and the New England members are in the Red Rolfe Division. Beginning in 2018, the divisions were dissolved, with the top two teams from the regular season meeting in the championship series. The team with the best regular season record is named the Ivy League champion. However, the winner of the championship series gains the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

ChampionsEdit

For a list of EIBL champions, see List of Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League Champions

By yearEdit

The following is a list of conference champions and sites by year.[2]

Year Winner Runner-up Games Site
1993 Yale Columbia 2 Palmer FieldMiddletown, CT
1994 Yale Penn 3 Palmer Field • Middletown, CT
1995 Penn Yale 2 Yale FieldNew Haven, CT
1996 Princeton Harvard 2 Bill Clarke FieldPrinceton, NJ
1997 Harvard Princeton 3 Joseph J. O'Donnell FieldBoston, MA
1998 Harvard Princeton 2 Yale Field • New Haven, CT
1999 Harvard Princeton 3 Joseph J. O'Donnell Field • Boston, MA
2000 Princeton Dartmouth 2 Bill Clarke Field • Princeton, NJ
2001 Princeton Dartmouth 3 Red Rolfe Field at Biondi ParkHanover, NH
2002 Harvard Princeton 2 Bill Clarke Field • Princeton, NJ
2003 Princeton Harvard 3 Bill Clarke Field • Princeton, NJ
2004 Princeton Dartmouth 2 Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park • Hanover, NH
2005 Harvard Cornell 2 Joseph J. O'Donnell Field • Boston, MA
2006 Princeton Harvard 2 Joseph J. O'Donnell Field • Boston, MA
2007 Brown Penn 2 Murray StadiumProvidence, RI
2008 Columbia Dartmouth 3 Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park • Hanover, NH
2009 Dartmouth Cornell 3 Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park • Hanover, NH
2010 Dartmouth Columbia 3 Robertson Field at Satow StadiumNew York, NY
2011 Princeton Dartmouth 3 Bill Clarke Field • Princeton, NJ
2012 Cornell Dartmouth 3 Hoy FieldIthaca, NY
2013 Columbia Dartmouth 2 Robertson Field at Satow Stadium • New York, NY
2014 Columbia Dartmouth 2 Robertson Field at Satow Stadium • New York, NY
2015 Columbia Dartmouth 3 Robertson Field at Satow Stadium • New York, NY
2016 Princeton Yale 3 Bill Clarke Field • Princeton, NJ
2017 Yale Penn 2 Yale Field • New Haven, CT
2018 Columbia Yale 2 Yale Field • New Haven, CT
2019 Harvard Columbia 2 Joseph J. O'Donnell Field • Boston, MA
2020 Canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic
2021 Canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic [1]

By schoolEdit

The following is a list of conference champions listed by school.

Program No. of appearances No. of titles Title years
Princeton 12 8 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2016
Harvard 9 6 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2019
Columbia 8 5 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018
Yale 6 3 1993, 1994, 2017
Dartmouth 11 2 2009, 2010
Brown 1 1 2007
Cornell 3 1 2012
Penn 4 1 1995

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ivy League Updates Intercollegiate Athletics Plan for Spring Competition and Training". Ivy League. February 18, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  2. ^ The Ivy League Baseball Records Book 2011-12 (PDF). Ivy League. p. 17. Retrieved June 6, 2012.