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The Missouri State Bears baseball team represents Missouri State University, which is located in Springfield, Missouri. The Bears are a NCAA Division I college baseball program that competes in the Missouri Valley Conference. They began competing in Division I in 1983 and joined the Missouri Valley Conference in 1991 after seven seasons with the Mid-Continent Conference.

Missouri State Bears
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Founded1964 (1964)
Overall record1,673—1,042—1
UniversityMissouri State University
Head coachKeith Guttin (38th season)
ConferenceMissouri Valley
LocationSpringfield, Missouri
Home stadiumHammons Field
(Capacity: 8,000)
NicknameBears
ColorsMaroon and White[1]
         
College World Series appearances
2003
NCAA regional champions
2003, 2015, 2017
NCAA Tournament appearances
1987, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018
Conference tournament champions
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1996, 1997, 2015, 2018
Conference champions
1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2015, 2017, 2018

The Missouri State Bears play all home games on campus at John Q. Hammons Field. Under the direction of Head Coach Keith Guttin, the Bears have played in 11 NCAA Tournaments and reached the College World Series in 2003. Over their 29 seasons in the Missouri Valley Conference, they have won six MVC regular season titles and four MVC tournaments.

Since the program's inception in 1964, 20 Bears have gone on to play in Major League Baseball, highlighted by 3-time All-Star and 2006 NL MVP Ryan Howard.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colors - Identity Standards - Missouri State University". February 5, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2016.

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