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Illinois Fighting Illini Baseball
Illinois Fighting Illini baseball team
2021 Illinois Fighting Illini baseball team
Illinois Fighting Illini logo.svg
Founded1879
UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Head coachDan Hartleb (16th season)
ConferenceBig Ten
LocationChampaign, Illinois
Home stadiumIllinois Field
(Capacity: 3,000)
NicknameFighting Illini
ColorsOrange and Blue[1]
         
NCAA regional champions
2015
NCAA Tournament appearances
1947, 1948, 1962, 1963, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2019
Conference tournament champions
1989, 1990, 2000, 2011
Conference champions
1900, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1921, 1922, 1927, 1931, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1947, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1962, 1963, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2005, 2011, 2015

The Illinois Fighting Illini baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate athletic team of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois, United States. The team competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I and are members of the Big Ten Conference.

History

Coaching history

Coach Years Record Conference
record
Conference
titles
NCAA
appearances
No Coach 1879-1881 2-1
No Team 1882 0-0
No Coach 1883-1891 30-17-1
Edward K. Hall 1892-1894 30-17
No Coach 1895 10-4
George Huff 1896-1919 314-97-4 11
George Clark 1920 16-8
Carl Lundgren 1920-1934 209-78-14 5
Wally Roettger 1935-1951 212-109-6 4
Lee Eilbracht 1952-1978 518-395-6 4 3
Tom Dedin 1979-1987 268-234-6
Augie Garrido 1988-1990 111-57 2 2
Richard "Itch" Jones 1991-2005 474-373-1 2 2
Dan Hartleb 2006-Present 410-301-1 187-144 2 4
Totals 2,609-1,690-39
(.606)
1,019-796-10
(.561)
30 11

[2]

Year-by-year results

Year Head coach Overall Conference Conf. finish Notes
1879 - 1-0 - - No Coach
1880 - 1-0 - - No Coach
1881 - 0-1 - - No Coach
1882 - - - - No Team
1883 - 3-0 - - No Coach
1884 - 1-1 - - No Coach
1885 - 1-0 - - No Coach
1886 - 4-2 - - No Coach
1887 - 4-4 - - No Coach
1888 - 3-4 - - No Coach
1889 - 1-2-1 - - No Coach
1890 - 5-3 - - No Coach
1891 - 8-2 - - No Coach
1892 Ed Hall 8-3 - - -
1893 Ed Hall 14-8 - - -
1894 Ed Hall 8-6 - - -
1895 - 10-4 - - No Coach
1896 George Huff 15-4 2-4 3rd -
1897 George Huff 6-5 3-3 T-2nd -
1898 George Huff 6-7 4-6 3rd -
1899 George Huff 11-6 9-4 2nd -
1900 George Huff 12-2 8-2 1st Big Ten Champions
1901 George Huff 12-7 6-4 3rd -
1902 George Huff 12-4 8-3 2nd -
1903 George Huff 17-1 11-1 1st Big Ten Champions
1904 George Huff 24-4 8-2 1st Big Ten Champions
1905 George Huff 14-5 7-5 2nd -
1906 George Huff 13-3 8-3 1st Big Ten Champions
1907 George Huff 10-1 7-0 1st Big Ten Champions
1908 George Huff 11-3 11-3 1st Big Ten Champions
1909 George Huff 11-3 9-3 2nd -
1910 George Huff 14-0 11-0 1st Big Ten Champions
1911 George Huff 18-2 14-1 1st Big Ten Champions
1912 George Huff 13-3-1 10-2-1 2nd -
1913 George Huff 11-5-1 8-4 T-2nd -
1914 George Huff 11-7-1 7-3 1st Big Ten Champions
1915 George Huff 18-1-1 9-1-1 1st Big Ten Champions
1916 George Huff 17-5 8-1 1st Big Ten Champions
1917 George Huff 13-7 8-3 2nd -
1918 George Huff 13-6 7-3 2nd -
1919 George Huff 13-5 7-4 2nd -
1920 George Clark 16-8 6-4 2nd -
1921 Carl Lundgren 17-3 10-1 1st Big Ten Champions
1922 Carl Lundgren 17-2-1 8-2 1st Big Ten Champions
1923 Carl Lundgren 14-6-1 7-4 3rd -
1924 Carl Lundgren 10-6-1 4-3-1 5th -
1925 Carl Lundgren 12-8 6-5 T-5th -
1926 Carl Lundgren 16-7-1 7-4 T-3rd -
1927 Carl Lundgren 10-7-3 7-3-1 T-1st Big Ten Champions
1928 Carl Lundgren 32-12-5 6-6 8th -
1929 Carl Lundgren 13-7-2 6-5 4th -
1930 Carl Lundgren 15-5 8-2 2nd -
1931 Carl Lundgren 15-4 8-2 1st Big Ten Champions
1932 Carl Lundgren 10-5 7-3 2nd -
1933 Carl Lundgren 13-3 8-2 T-2nd -
1934 Carl Lundgren 15-3 9-1 1st Big Ten Champions
1935 Wally Roettger 12-4 7-3 T-2nd -
1936 Wally Roettger 13-4 8-2 2nd -
1937 Wally Roettger 14-3 9-1 1st Big Ten Champions
1938 Wally Roettger 8-8 4-4 T-6th -
1939 Wally Roettger 7-7-2 4-5 8th -
1940 Wally Roettger 16-5 9-3 1st Big Ten Champions
1941 Wally Roettger 13-7 7-4 3rd -
1942 Wally Roettger 9-9 5-7 T-5th -
1943 Wally Roettger 8-6 5-3 T-3rd -
1944 Wally Roettger 9-3-2 5-2-2 3rd -
1945 Wally Roettger 10-10-1 6-5-1 4th -
1946 Wally Roettger 13-8 6-3 T-3rd -
1947 Wally Roettger 22-6 9-3 1st Big Ten Champions
1948 Wally Roettger 20-7-1 10-2 1st Big Ten Champions
1949 Wally Roettger 9-8-1 6-5-1 5th -
1950 Wally Roettger 13-6 6-5 T-4th -
1951 Wally Roettger 16-9 8-3 2nd -
1952 Lee Eilbracht 20-11-1 10-5 T-1st Big Ten Champions
1953 Lee Eilbracht 17-6 10-3 T-1st Big Ten Champions
1954 Lee Eilbracht 16-15 4-11 T-9th -
1955 Lee Eilbracht 14-10 7-6 4th -
1956 Lee Eilbracht 15-18-1 4-11 10th -
1957 Lee Eilbracht 17-9 7-4 T-2nd -
1958 Lee Eilbracht 18-10 8-6 4th -
1959 Lee Eilbracht 22-9 9-6 T-2nd -
1960 Lee Eilbracht 21-10 6-8 7th -
1961 Lee Eilbracht 22-8 9-4 4th -
1962 Lee Eilbracht 25-6 13-2 1st Big Ten Champions
1963 Lee Eilbracht 21-15 10-5 1st Big Ten Champions
1964 Lee Eilbracht 9-22 1-14 10th -
1965 Lee Eilbracht 14-9 8-6 5th -
1966 Lee Eilbracht 14-14 5-7 6th -
1967 Lee Eilbracht 17-21 5-11 9th -
1968 Lee Eilbracht 18-19 7-10 6th -
1969 Lee Eilbracht 22-20 11-7 2nd -
1970 Lee Eilbracht 19-16-1 8-10 T-6th -
1971 Lee Eilbracht 20-16-1 10-7-1 4th -
1972 Lee Eilbracht 16-21 5-9 8th -
1973 Lee Eilbracht 21-13 8-10 T-7th -
1974 Lee Eilbracht 27-11 9-7 4th -
1975 Lee Eilbracht 25-17-1 4-11-1 9th -
1976 Lee Eilbracht 20-22 3-12 10th -
1977 Lee Eilbracht 23-25 8-10 6th -
1978 Lee Eilbracht 25-22-1 6-12 9th -
1979 Tom Dedin 14-30-1 3-15 10th -
1980 Tom Dedin 18-33 6-10 T-6th -
1981 Tom Dedin 35-26 11-3 2nd-West (4th Tourn.) -
1982 Tom Dedin 49-23 14-2 1st-West (4th Tourn.) -
1983 Tom Dedin 23-24-2 6-9 T-3rd-West -
1984 Tom Dedin 22-30 3-10 5th-West -
1985 Tom Dedin 46-21 13-4 1st-West (4th Tourn.) -
1986 Tom Dedin 33-20-2 8-8 4th-West -
1987 Tom Dedin 32-24 9-7 T-2nd-West -
1988 Augie Garrido 26-20 12-16 7th -
1989 Augie Garrido 42-16 17-11 T-2nd Big Ten Tournament Champions
1990 Augie Garrido 43-21 19-9 T-2nd Big Ten Tournament Champions
1991 Richard "Itch" Jones 26-30 13-15 7th -
1992 Richard "Itch" Jones 36-20 16-12 4th -
1993 Richard "Itch" Jones 32-23 12-16 T-8th -
1994 Richard "Itch" Jones 26-26 12-16 T-7th -
1995 Richard "Itch" Jones 25-31 14-14 T-5th -
1996 Richard "Itch" Jones 37-22 17-10 3rd -
1997 Richard "Itch" Jones 32-27 17-11 T-3rd -
1998 Richard "Itch" Jones 42-21 19-5 1st Big Ten Champions
1999 Richard "Itch" Jones 34-22 15-12 3rd -
2000 Richard "Itch" Jones 41-23 17-11 T-3rd Big Ten Tournament Champions
2001 Richard "Itch" Jones 29-28 13-14 5th -
2002 Richard "Itch" Jones 32-19 14-15 T-6th -
2003 Richard "Itch" Jones 27-26 12-19 8th -
2004 Richard "Itch" Jones 22-33 11-21 9th -
2005 Richard "Itch" Jones 33-23-1 20-12 1st Big Ten Champions
2006 Dan Hartleb 29-29 15-17 T-5th -
2007 Dan Hartleb 31-27 16-14 5th -
2008 Dan Hartleb 31-25 16-15 4th -
2009 Dan Hartleb 34-20 16-8 4th -
2010 Dan Hartleb 26-26 10-14 9th -
2011 Dan Hartleb 30-27 15-9 1st Big Ten Champions
Big Ten Tournament Champions
2012 Dan Hartleb 28-25 11-13 T-6th -
2013 Dan Hartleb 35-20 14-10 T-5th -
2014 Dan Hartleb 32-21 17-7 3rd -
2015 Dan Hartleb 50-10-1 21-1 1st Champaign Regional Champions
Big Ten Champions
School record 50 wins
School & Big Ten record 27 straight wins
2016 Dan Hartleb 28-23 12-12 T-8th -
2017 Dan Hartleb 23-28 9-15 10th -
2018 Dan Hartleb 33-20 15-9 4th _

Reference:[3]

NCAA Tournament results

Year Record Pct Notes
1947 0-1 .000 Eastern Playoff
1948 0-2 .000 Eastern Playoff
1962 1-2 .333 District 4
1963 3-2 .600 District 4
1989 1-2 .333 Northeast Regional
1990 2-2 .500 South II Regional
1998 3-2 .600 South I Regional
2000 1-2 .333 Clemson Regional
2011 2-2 .500 Fullerton Regional
2013 1-2 .333 Nashville Regional
2015 3-2 .600 Champaign Super Regional

Attendance records

Top Attendance Figures at Illinois Field[4]
Rank Attendance Opponent Date
1. 5,214 Ohio State May 8, 2009
2. 4,229 Iowa April 15, 1995
3. 4,019 Indiana April 17, 2015
4. 3,800 Michigan April 21, 1990
5. 3,767 Vanderbilt June 8, 2015
6. 3,605 Vanderbilt June 6, 2015
7. 3,398 Ohio May 29, 2015
8. 3,394 Northwestern April 16, 1994
9. 3,185 Indiana April 27, 2014
10. 3,125 Indiana April 18, 2015

Retired numbers

Fighting Illini in professional baseball
MiLB
Total Currently Playing: 6[5]
MLB
All-Time Total MLB Players 73[6]
Total Currently Playing: 1
Notable achievements
Illini in the World Series: 8
Number of World Series Titles
Claimed by Illini:
12
National Baseball Hall of Famers: 1
Illinois Fighting Illini retired numbers
No. Player Position Career
5 Lou Boudreau 3B 1937-1938

Current MLB players

Individual honors

Player of the year awards

All-Americans

Note that information below is referenced from Illinois Fighting Illini Media Guide.[9]

Illini in the World Series

References

  1. ^ "Illinois Digital Style Guide". July 21, 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ill/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/2013-MG-History.pdf
  3. ^ "2018 Baseball History" (PDF). Illinois Fighting Illini. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-22. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Fighting Illini in Minor League Baseball". Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/college/university_of_illinois_baseball_players.shtml
  7. ^ http://nationals.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=543699#gameType='R'&sectionType=career&statType=2&season=2013&level='ALL'
  8. ^ "2018 NCAA Div 1 Baseball All-Americans". Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. May 31, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ill/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/mgsection6.pdf

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