Georgia Bulldogs baseball
|University||University of Georgia|
|Head Coach||Scott Stricklin (1st year)|
|Home Stadium||Foley Field
|College World Series Runner-up|
|College World Series Appearances|
|1987, 1990, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1987, 1990, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011|
|1933, 1953, 1954, 2001, 2004, 2008|
In its history, the team has claimed five Southeastern Conference tournament titles, in 1933, 1954, 1955, 2001, and 2004, and five regular season conference titles, in 1933, 1953, 1954, 2004, and 2008.
The program dates back to 1886 and, according to former Sports Information Director Dan Magill, was once the most popular sport on campus. However, from the mid-1950s to the late-1980s, and then through most of the 1990s, there were only scattered bright spots as the team managed only a modicum of success.
Since 2001, however, the program has enjoyed quite a resurgence, winning three championships in the perennial stalwart Southeastern Conference and participating in the College World Series four times in those seven seasons.
The Georgia-Georgia Tech baseball rivalry is one of the South's most fierce, and the teams' annual Spring Baseball Classic at Turner Field draws some of the largest crowds in college baseball (the 2004 game was seen by 28,836 spectators, the second-largest crowd in college baseball history).
The team has seen several of its former players move on to successful professional careers, most notably former New York Yankees pitcher Spud Chandler. Also, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Cris Carpenter (not to be confused with Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter), pitcher Derek Lilliquist, Seattle Mariners pitcher Dave Fleming, Chicago White Sox second basemen Gordon Beckham and Georgia high school football coaching legend Billy Henderson played for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs play in the 3,291-seat Foley Field stadium.
The Bulldogs have had 25 head coaches in the history of their baseball program:1
Records through the 2013 season.
|18||Jim Whatley||1950, 52-75||336||327||3||.504|
|16||J. B. Whitworth||1943||1||10||0||.091|
|15||J. V. Sikes||1938-42, 46-47||98||63||1||.605|
|13||W. P. White||1921-33||224||100||7||.677|
|10||J. G. Henderson||1917||0||0||0||.000|
|8||Frank B. Anderson||1910-13||51||16||3||.729|
|7||W. J. Lewis||1909||0||0||0||.000|
|4||William A. Reynolds||1902-03||13||9||1||.565|
|3||Marvin D. Dickinson||1901, 04-05||18||14||0||.563|
|1||C. E. Morris||1886||2||0||0||1.000|