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The San Diego State Aztecs baseball team is the college baseball program that represents the San Diego State University. Along with the university's other athletic teams, the baseball team became a member of the Mountain West Conference during the 1999–00 academic year. Previously, the baseball program competed in the Western Athletic Conference. The Aztecs play in Tony Gwynn Stadium, on the SDSU campus in San Diego, California. From 2003 until his death in 2014, Tony Gwynn was the program's head coach.

San Diego State Aztecs
2020 San Diego State Aztecs baseball team
San Diego State Aztecs logo.svg
Founded1936
UniversitySan Diego State University
Head coachMark Martinez (6th season)
ConferenceMountain West
LocationSan Diego, California
Home stadiumTony Gwynn Stadium
(Capacity: 3,000)
NicknameAztecs
ColorsScarlet and Black[1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Conference tournament champions
1990, 1991, 2000, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Conference champions
1986, 1988, 1990, 2002, 2004

Tony Gwynn StadiumEdit

The stadium was originally named Smith Stadium in honor of Charlie Smith, the longtime San Diego State head baseball coach; the playing field is still called Smith Field. The stadium was extensively renovated and rebuilt in 1997 at a cost of $4 million, funded mainly out of the pocket of John Moores, then owner of the San Diego Padres. The renovated stadium was named in honor of Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Fame superstar for the Padres. As an undergraduate Gwynn played both baseball and basketball for the SDSU Aztecs. He became SDSU's head baseball coach after he retired from the Padres.[3]

Head coachesEdit

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1936–1964 Charlie Smith 28 555–289–10 .656
1965–1971 Lyle Olsen 6 181–134–9 .573
1972–2002 Jim Dietz 30 1,231–750–18 .620
2003–2014 Tony Gwynn 12 321–342 .484
2014–present Mark Martinez 5 143–97 .596
Totals 5 coaches 83 seasons 2,431–1,612–37 .595

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SDSU in the NCAA TournamentEdit

Year Record Pct Notes
SDSU did not make the tournament from 1947-1978.
1979 2-2 .500 Lost in the NCAA Mideast Regional finals to Pepperdine.
SDSU did not make the tournament in 1980.
1981 0-2 .000 Eliminated by Oral Roberts in the Midwest Regional.
1982 0-2 .000 Eliminated by Houston in the West II Regional.
1983 1-2 .333 Eliminated by UC Santa Barbara in the West I Regional Semi-Finals.
1984 3-2 .600 Lost in the NCAA West I Regional finals to Cal State Fullerton.
SDSU did not make the tournament in 1985.
1986 0-2 .000 Eliminated by Texas-Pan American in the Central Regional.
SDSU did not make the tournament from 1987-1989.
1990 3-2 .600 Lost in the NCAA West I Regional finals to Stanford.
1991 0-2 .000 Eliminated by Portland in the West II Regional.
SDSU did not make the tournament from 1992-2008.
2009 1-2 .333 Eliminated by UC Irvine in the Irvine Regional.
SDSU did not make the tournament from 2010-2012.
2013 0-2 .000 Eliminated by San Diego in the Los Angeles Regional.
2014 0-2 .000 Eliminated by Louisiana-Lafayette in the Lafayette Regional.
2015 1-2 .333 Eliminated by USC in the Lake Elsinore (Calif.) Regional.
2017 1-2 .333 Eliminated UCLA Bruins in the Long Beach Regional. Eliminated by Long Beach State in the Long Beach Regional.
TOTALS 11-24 .314

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All-time series recordsEdit

Mountain West membersEdit

Opponent Games Played Wins Losses Percentage
Air Force 112 91 21 .812
Fresno State 206 118 88 .573
Nevada 77 69 8 .896
New Mexico 167 101 66 .604
San Jose State 78 52 26 .666
UNLV 121 70 51 .578
Totals 667 407 260 .610
Through June 1, 2013.
Source:[6]
Note all-time series includes non-conference matchups.

Player awardsEdit

All-AmericansEdit

The following is a listing of first team selections. Other selections are available at SDSU's official media guide.[7]

Legend

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Color Palette (PDF). San Diego State Athletics Style Guide. November 27, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  2. ^ Tony Gwynn Stadium
  3. ^ Tony Gwynn Stadium
  4. ^ http://issuu.com/aztecs/docs/2013_bbl_media_guide
  5. ^ http://issuu.com/aztecs/docs/2013_bbl_media_guide
  6. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/sdsu/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/2013-14/quick_facts/quick_facts.pdf
  7. ^ http://issuu.com/aztecs/docs/2013_bbl_media_guide
  8. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/schools/index.cgi?key_school=3c35f80b

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