Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament

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Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament
Conference Baseball Championship
Sport Baseball
Conference Big Ten Conference
Number of teams 8
Format Double elimination
Current stadium TD Ameritrade Park
Current location Omaha, NE
Played 1981-present
Last contest 2014
Current champion Indiana (4)
Most championships Minnesota (9)
Host stadiums
TD Ameritrade Park (2014)
Target Field (2013)
Huntington Park (2009, 2011-12)
Ray Fisher Stadium (1981, 1983, 1985, 1987-89, 1997, 2006-08)
Illinois Field (1998, 2005)
Siebert Field (1984, 1986, 2000, 2002-04)
Bill Davis Stadium (1999, 2001, 2010)
Beaver Field (1996)
Trautman Field (1991-92, 1995)
C. O. Brown Stadium (1993-94)
Duane Banks Field (1990)
Old Illinois Field (1982)
Host locations
Omaha, NE (2014)
Minneapolis, MN (1984, 1986, 2000, 2002-04, 2013)
Columbus, Ohio (1991-92, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2009-12)
Ann Arbor, MI (1981, 1983, 1985, 1987-89, 1997, 2006-08)
Champaign, IL (1982, 1998, 2005)
State College, PA (1996)
Battle Creek, MI (1993-94)
Iowa City, IA (1990)

The Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in baseball for the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. The winner of the tournament receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

History[edit]

The Big Ten baseball tournament began in 1981. From 1981 to 1999, the tournament was a 4-team double-elimination tournament. In 2000, the tournament expanded to a 6-team double elimination format. Beginning in 2014, it will be an 8-team double elimination tournament.[1][2]

From 1981 until 1987, the Big Ten Conference was split into two divisions, named the 'East' and the 'West'. The top two teams in each division at the end of the regular season participated in the tournament. In 1988, the conference eliminated the divisions, and the top four teams in the conference played in the tournament, until 2000 when it was expanded to 6 teams.

Champions[edit]

By year[edit]

Year School Site MVP
1981 Michigan Ray Fisher StadiumAnn Arbor, MI Gerry Hool, Michigan
1982 Minnesota Old Illinois FieldChampaign, IL Terry Steinbach, Minnesota / Jeff King, Ohio State
1983 Michigan Ray Fisher Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI Barry Larkin, Michigan
1984 Michigan Siebert FieldMinneapolis, MN Kurt Zimmerman, Michigan
1985 Minnesota Ray Fisher Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI Jon Beckman, Minnesota
1986 Michigan Siebert Field • Minneapolis, MN Tim McIntosh, Minnesota
1987 Michigan Ray Fisher Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI Greg Everson, Michigan
1988 Minnesota Ray Fisher Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI Vince Palyan Minnesota
1989 Illinois Ray Fisher Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI Rich Capparelli, Illinois
1990 Illinois Duane Banks FieldIowa City, IA Bob Christensen, Illinois
1991 Ohio State Trautman FieldColumbus, OH Keith Klodnick, Ohio State
1992 Minnesota Trautman Field • Columbus, OH Scott Bakkum, Minnesota
1993 Minnesota C. O. Brown StadiumBattle Creek, MI Matt Beaumont, Ohio State
1994 Ohio State C. O. Brown Stadium • Battle Creek, MI Mike Repasky, Ohio State
1995 Ohio State Trautman Field • Columbus, OH Shane Gunderson, Minnesota / Scott Kaczmar, Ohio State
1996 Indiana Beaver FieldState College, PA Dan Ferrell, Indiana
1997 Ohio State Ray Fisher Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI Mike Lockwood, Ohio State
1998 Minnesota Illinois Field • Champaign, IL Mark Groebner, Minnesota
1999 Michigan Bill Davis Stadium • Columbus, OH Bobby Scales, Michigan
2000 Illinois Siebert Field • Minneapolis, MN Jason Anderson, Illinois
2001 Minnesota Bill Davis Stadium • Columbus, OH Jack Hannahan, Minnesota
2002 Ohio State Siebert Field • Minneapolis, MN Joe Wilkins, Ohio State
2003 Ohio State Siebert Field • Minneapolis, MN Brett Garrard, Ohio State
2004 Minnesota Siebert Field • Minneapolis, MN Glen Perkins, Minnesota
2005 Ohio State Illinois Field • Champaign, IL Steve Caravati, Ohio State
2006 Michigan Ray Fisher Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI Adam Abraham, Michigan
2007 Ohio State Ray Fisher Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI Cory Luebke, Ohio State
2008 Michigan Ray Fisher Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI Michael Powers, Michigan
2009 Indiana Huntington Park • Columbus, OH Matt Bashore, Indiana
2010 Minnesota Bill Davis Stadium • Columbus, OH Kyle Knudson, Minnesota
2011 Illinois Huntington Park • Columbus, OH Adam Davis, Illinois
2012 Purdue Huntington Park • Columbus, OH Kevin Plawecki, Purdue
2013 Indiana Target Field • Minneapolis, MN Sam Travis Indiana
2014 Indiana TD Ameritrade ParkOmaha, NE Kyle Schwarber, Indiana
2015 Target Field • Minneapolis, MN
2016 TD Ameritrade Park • Omaha, NE
2017 TBA
2018 TD Ameritrade Park • Omaha, NE

By school[edit]

Info current through the 2014 season

School Appearances W-L Pct Tourney Titles Title Years Notes
Minnesota 29 65-43 .602 9 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2010
Michigan 23 45-34 .570 8 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1999, 2006, 2008
Ohio State 27 53-41 .564 8 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007
Indiana 11 23-16 .590 4 1996, 2009, 2013, 2014
Illinois 20 27-33 .450 4 1989, 1990, 2000, 2011
Purdue 16 18-30 .375 1 2012
Nebraska 3 8-5 .615 0 Joined Big Ten in 2011
Penn State 10 13-20 .394 0
Michigan State 11 12-22 .353 0
Wisconsin 1 1-2 .333 0 Dropped baseball in 1991
Northwestern 8 7-16 .304 0
Iowa 9 7-18 .280 0

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