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Maine Black Bears
Founded: 1881
Maine Black Bears athletic logo

University University of Maine
Conference America East
Location Orono, ME
Head Coach Steve Trimper (9th year)
Home Stadium Mahaney Diamond
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nickname Black Bears
Colors

Navy blue and Maine blue and White

                   
College World Series Appearances
1964, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1964, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011
Conference Tournament Champions
ECAC: 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1991
NAC/America East: 1993, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011
Conference Champions
NAC/America East: 1990, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2013

The Maine Black Bears baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate baseball program of the University of Maine, located in Orono, Maine. It is the university's oldest athletic program, having begun play in 1881. It has been a member of the NCAA Division I America East Conference since its founding (as the North Atlantic Conference) at the start of the 1990 season. Its home venue is Mahaney Diamond, located on the university's campus. Steve Trimper has been the program's head coach since the start of the 2006 season. The program has appeared in 16 NCAA Tournaments and seven College World Series. In conference postseason play, it has won eight ECAC Tournaments and five America East Tournaments. In conference regular season play, it has won five America East titles (three of those when the league was known as the North Atlantic Conference). 19 former Black Bears have appeared in Major League Baseball.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

The University of Maine opened in fall 1868 as the Maine College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.[1] The baseball program, founded in 1881, was the school's first intercollegiate athletic program.[2] It went 3-3 in its first season. The program continued to play a handful of games each season during the 1880s; during this time, Irv Ray, Maine's first alumnus to play in Major League Baseball, played for the program.[3] It played its first 10-game schedule in 1886 and won 10 games for the first time in 1888. The university did not sponsor a baseball team in 1892, but the team resumed in 1893.[4]

From the program's inception through the 1893 season, student coaches coached the team. For the 1894 season, the school hired Harry Miller as its first faculty head coach. In two seasons under Miller (1894 and 1895), the team went 5-7 and 8-4, respectively. Jack Abbott, the program's second head coach, led the team to a 5-4 record in 1896. Under W. W. Bustard, Maine had consecutive 9-4 seasons in 1897 and 1898.[4] The university changed its name from the Maine College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts to its current name following the 1897 season.[1]

Monte Cross while playing for the Philadelphia Athletics.

Through the end of the 1923 season, Maine competed as an independent school. During this time, its highest single-season win total was 11, a mark reached three times (twice under head coach William Magill). Eight future major leaguers played for the program: Clarence Blethen, Harvey Cushman, Michael Driscoll, Pat French, Otis Lawry, Marty McHale, Ralph Pond, and Harland Rowe. In 1902, the team played an exhibition game against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds.[5][3]

The longest-tenured head coach of the period was former Philadelphia Athletics player Monte Cross, who coached the team for six seasons (1916–1921) and had an overall record of 33-33-3.[4] An April 1916 Lewiston Daily Sun article said of Cross, "His easy-going, but nevertheless strict instructions and discipline, together with the knowledge of the inside features of the National game, and the manner in which he teaches them, make an everlasting impression on the students, players, and managers."[6] In 1919, Cross became the first Maine baseball coach to receive the "M" award from the university's president.[7]

After Joseph Murphy coached the program from 1924–1925, a total of two coaches led the team until 1949. Murphy assistant Fred Brice was the program's head coach for 10 seasons (1926–1935), and William Kenyon held the position for 13 seasons (1936–1943, 1945–1949). Under Brice, Maine had a 67-60 record; its best single-season record during his tenure was 9-5 in 1932.[4] For the previous season, 1931, the baseball team had moved to a location behind Memorial Gym after previously playing at Alumni Field.[8] In the mid-1930s, 1936 Olympian Clarence Keegan played for Brice.[5] Under Kenyon, Maine went 61-91-1. It went 11-7 in 1938 to tie the program record for wins and won Maine State Series championships in 1937 and 1942.[4][9]

From 1937–1943, Maine played in the New England Conference, along with Connecticut, Rhode Island State, New Hampshire, and Northeastern.[10][11][12] Maine won the conference championship in 1938, but in the conference's seven seasons of baseball competition, it had the worst overall record among the five teams.[5]

Yankee Conference[edit]

From 1949 to 1979, Maine played in the Yankee Conference. For the majority of its time in the conference, its fellow members were Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. In 31 seasons in the league, Maine had the third-highest winning percentage (.548), behind Connecticut and Massachusetts.[5]

Maine won its first Yankee championship in 1950 under head coach Mike Lude but did not win another in that decade. It began to have more success after Jack Butterfield was named head coach for the start of the 1957 season. Butterfield had played at Maine in the early 1950s and served as an assistant in 1956. In his fourth season, 1960, Maine shared the Yankee title with Connecticut after both went 8-2 in conference. Baseball executive Bill Livesey featured on the 1960 championship team.[5][13][14]

In 1964, the Black Bears went 21-8, won the Yankee Conference, and reached their first College World Series (CWS). Maine swept Northeastern in the best-of-three District 1 Regional to reach Omaha. Maine began the tournament 1-1, beating Seton Hall in the opener but losing to Minnesota in the 1-0 game. In the losers bracket, Maine defeated Arizona State (also playing in its first CWS) and defending champion USC. In the semi-finals, Maine was eliminated by a 2-1 loss to Missouri. Pitcher Joe Ferris was named the Most Outstanding Player.[5][15][16]

Butterfield led the team through the end of the 1974 season, when he left to coach South Florida, in part because of disagreements with Maine's administration about the program's funding. In his final decade, Maine shared two more Yankee titles and had another 20-win season, but it did not return to the NCAA Tournament. Butterfield finished with an overall Maine record of 240-169-2.[5][16]

Maine hired Colby head coach John Winkin as Butterfield's replacement. Winkin went on to lead the team for 22 seasons (1975–1996) and was Maine's most successful head coach. He had an overall record of 642-430-3 and led Maine to 10 NCAA Tournaments and 6 College World Series. His teams included nine future Major League Baseball players: Mike Bordick, Kevin Buckley, Fred Howard, Joe Johnson, Jeff Plympton, Bert Roberge, Mark Sweeney, Bill Swift, and Larry Thomas.[5]

After making an NCAA Regional in Winkin's first season, Maine reached the 1976 College World Series. There, it went 2-2. After losing its opener, 3-2, to Eastern Michigan, the team knocked out Auburn and Washington State before being eliminated.[16] Maine returned to the CWS in 1981, when it had its first 30-win season. After defeating St. John's in the Northeast Regional finals, the Black Bears went 0-2 in Omaha.[5][17]

The 1981 appearance was the first of four consecutive trips to Omaha, winning the Northeast Regional (which it often hosted) on several occasions. The Black Bears also reached the CWS in 1986, their first 40-win season. At the CWS, the team went 0-2 in 1983, 1984, and 1986, but finished second in 1982. After losing its opener to Miami, it notched losers bracket wins against Cal State Fullerton, Wichita State, and Stanford before being knocked out by Miami. Bob Whalen, who went on to become the head coach at Dartmouth, was an assistant to Winkin during these four appearances.[5][18]

America East Conference[edit]

Maine joined the North Atlantic Conference for the 1990 season. In its first four seasons in the conference, it reached three NCAA Tournaments (1990, 1991, 1993), losing to Clemson in the regional final in 1991. Maine players won several major conference awards in the early 1990s, including a sweep of the Pitcher and Player of the Year (by Larry Thomas and Mark Sweeney) in 1991.[19]

Winkin's contract was not renewed after the 1996 season, and the school hired Providence head coach Paul Kostacopoulos to replace him. (The North Atlantic was also renamed the America East after the 1996 season.) Kostacopoulos led the team for nine seasons (1997–2005). Maine's best season under him came in 2002, when the Black Bears went 40-17 (16-6 America East), won the conference's regular season and tournament titles, and reached the Los Angeles Regional.[5][20] The team also reached the 2005 NCAA Tournament under Kostacopoulos, who was twice named the America East Coach of the Year.[19]

When Kostacopoulos left for Navy after the 2005 season, Maine hired Manhattan head coach Steve Trimper to replace him. Trimper had previously coached in the America East as an assistant at Vermont in the 1990s. Under him, Maine returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2006 and 2011, playing in the Chapel Hill Regional both times and winning a game in 2011. In 2013, Trimper was named America East Coach of the Year, and the Black Bears won three of four major conference awards after winning the regular season title. In the America East Tournament, the team lost to Binghamton in the championship game.[19][21][22][23][24]

Conference membership[edit]

Venues[edit]

Early venues[edit]

The program played at several locations on Maine's campus in its early seasons. During the 1910s and 1920s, it played at Alumni Field. In 1931, it moved to "a section directly behind Memorial gym."[8][5]

Mahaney Diamond[edit]

Main article: Mahaney Diamond

The program currently plays at Mahaney Diamond, which opened in the early 1980s and is located on the northern end of the university's campus. It has a capacity of 4,400 spectators and is named for Maine alumnus and donor Larry Mahaney, who graduated from the university in 1951. The field has a FieldTurf surface, and the facility has been renovated many times since the mid 1980s.[4]

The facility hosted NCAA Regionals in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1991. It has also hosted three AEC Tournaments (1996, 2002, and 2004).[4][25]

Coaches[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Since Harry Miller became the program's first record head coach for the 1894 season, Maine has had 24 head coaches.[4] John Winkin, who was Maine's head coach from 1975–1996, is both the program's longest tenured and winningest head coach. He coached for 22 seasons and won 642 games.[26]

Tenure(s) Coach Seasons W-L-T Pct
1881–1891, 1893 Unknown 12 45-37-1 .549
1894–1895 Harry Miller 2 13-11 .542
1896 Jack Abbott 1 5-4 .556
1897–1898 W. W. Bustard 2 18-8 .692
1899–1901 William Magill 3 24-13 .649
1902–1905 Frank Rudderham 4 33-27 .550
1906 E. G. Butman 1 3-12 .200
1907–1908 W. J. Fitzmaurice 2 7-18 .280
1909 P. J. Noonan 1 7-5 .583
1910 Pat Keefe 1 8-4 .667
1911 Edgar Wingard 1 3-8 .272
1912–1913 George Magoon 2 12-13-1 .480
1914–1915 John Phelan 2 12-15 .444
1916–1921 Monte Cross 6 33-33-3 .500
1922–1923 Wilkie Clark 2 14-15 .483
1924–1925 Joseph Murphy 2 10-14-1 .417
1926–1935 Fred Brice 10 67-60 .528
1936–1943, 1945–1949 William C. Kenyon 13 67-111-2 .376
1950–1951 Mike Lude 2 22-19 .537
1952–1954 Tubby Raymond 2 36-26-1 .581
1954–1956 Walter Anderson 3 19-21-1 .475
1957–1974 Jack Butterfield 18 240-169-2 .588
1975–1996 John Winkin 22 642-430-3 .599
1997–2005 Paul Kostacopoulos 9 284-195 .593
2006–present Steve Trimper 9 265-229-2 .546
TOTALS
24
132
1,889-1,487-18
.560

Current coaching staff[edit]

Maine's coaching staff for the 2014 season consisted of head coach Steve Trimper, assistant coach Nick Derba, assistant coach J.P. Pyne, and student assistant Jeff Gibbs.

Steve Trimper[edit]

Main article: Steve Trimper

Trimper, who was hired prior to the start of the 2006 season, played one season of college baseball at Elon before transferring to Eastern Connecticut State. There, he played three seasons of baseball, won a Division III national championship in 1990, and graduated in 1992. Prior to becoming Maine's head coach, Trimper was an assistant at Wentworth and Vermont, head coach of the NECBL's Eastern Tides, and head coach of Manhattan.[27][28]

Assistant coaches[edit]

Derba joined the Black Bears at the start of the 2014 season. He played for Trimper at Manhattan then in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system for several seasons. In 2013, he worked as a volunteer assistant at Manhattan and for the Cape Cod League's Chatham Anglers during the summer.[29][30] Pyne also joined the program at the start of the 2014 season. A St. Joseph's alumnus, Pyne has previously worked as the head coach at Division II St. Anselm and Division III Daniel Webster. He has also coached in professional baseball in the Toronto Blue Jays organization and in collegiate summer baseball, for the Keene Swamp Bats and Nashua Silver Knights.[31][32] Gibbs has also been on the staff since the start of 2014. A pitcher at Maine from 2010 to 2012, Gibbs pitched in the 2011 Chapel Hill Regional, where he was credited with the team's win against FIU. A ninth-round draft pick in 2012, Gibbs played two years of professional baseball, spending time in the Diamondbacks and Pirates minor league systems.[24][33]

Yearly records[edit]

The program's first season came in 1881. Since then, the school has sponsored a team in each season except 1892 and 1944. Below is a table of the program's yearly records since its inception.[4][19][34][35][36][5]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Independent (1881–1891)
1881 3-3
1882 1-1
1883 3-3
1884 3-0
1885 4-2
1886 4-6
1887 4-6-1
1888 10-2
1889 6-4
1890 2-4
1891 4-3
No team (1892)
Independent (1893–1936)
1893 1-3
1894 Harry Miller 5-7
1895 Harry Miller 8-4
1896 Jack Abbott 5-4
1897 W. W. Bustard 9-4
1898 W. W. Bustard 9-4
1899 William Magill 11-2
1900 William Magill 6-7
1901 William Magill 6-7
1902 Frank Rudderham 11-8
1903 Frank Rudderham 11-4
1904 Frank Rudderham 4-6
1905 Frank Rudderham 7-9
1906 E. G. Butman 3-12
1907 W. J. Fitzmaurice 1-12
1908 W. J. Fitzmaurice 1-12
1909 P. J. Noonan 7-5
1910 Pat Keefe 8-4
1911 Edgar Wingard 3-8
1912 George Magoon 7-6-1
1913 George Magoon 5-7
1914 John Phelan 5-6
1915 John Phelan 7-9
1916 Monte Cross 8-4-2
1917 Monte Cross 2-4
1918 Monte Cross 3-5
1919 Monte Cross 8-5
1920 Monte Cross 7-5
1921 Monte Cross 5-10-1
1922 Wilkie Clark 8-7
1923 Wilkie Clark 6-8
1924 Joseph Murphy 5-8
1925 Joseph Murphy 5-6-1
1926 Fred Brice 6-5
1927 Fred Brice 7-4
1928 Fred Brice 3-9
1929 Fred Brice 8-6
1930 Fred Brice 8-7
1931 Fred Brice 7-6
1932 Fred Brice 9-5
1933 Fred Brice 5-7
1934 Fred Brice 5-7
1935 Fred Brice 7-6
1936 William Kenyon 6-6
Independent: 312-314-8
New England Conference (1937–1943)
1937 William Kenyon 9-5-1 3-3 2nd
1938 William Kenyon 11-7 6-2 1st
1939 William Kenyon 4-13 0-8 5th
1940 William Kenyon 5-11 1-6 5th
1941 William Kenyon 4-12 1-6 5th
1942 William Kenyon 6-8 3-5 t-3rd
1943 William Kenyon 4-8 3-5 4th
New England: 43-64-1 17-35
No team (1944)
Independent (1945–1948)
1945 William Kenyon 2-7
1946 William Kenyon 3-8
1947 William Kenyon 7-6
1948 William Kenyon 2-9-1
Independent: 12-30-1
Yankee Conference (1949–1979)
1949 William Kenyon 4-11 1-4 5th
1950 Mike Lude 12-9 4-1 1st
1951 Mike Lude 10-10 2-4 t-5th
1952 Tubby Raymond 11-10-1 3-2 3rd
1953 Tubby Raymond 11-7 2-2 t-3rd
1954 Tubby Raymond 14-9 3-3 3rd
1955 Walter Anderson 12-10 2-5 6th
1956 Walter Anderson 7-11-1 0-7 6th
1957 Jack Butterfield 6-14 3-5 t-4th
1958 Jack Butterfield 12-9 5-3 3rd
1959 Jack Butterfield 12-8 7-3 2nd
1960 Jack Butterfield 12-8 8-2 t-1st
1961 Jack Butterfield 9-13-1 2-6-1 5th
1962 Jack Butterfield 9-14 5-5 3rd
1963 Jack Butterfield 9-12 4-5 4th
1964 Jack Butterfield 21-8 8-2 1st College World Series
1965 Jack Butterfield 14-7 6-4 t-3rd
1966 Jack Butterfield 15-9-1 7-3 t-1st
1967 Jack Butterfield 15-7 5-5 t-3rd
1968 Jack Butterfield 10-9 3-7 t-4th
1969 Jack Butterfield 12-12 6-4 t-2nd
1970 Jack Butterfield 18-6 8-2 t-1st
1971 Jack Butterfield 16-12 6-9 3rd
1972 Jack Butterfield 20-7 8-4 t-2nd
1973 Jack Butterfield 15-9 4-4 3rd
1974 Jack Butterfield 15-5 4-3 t-3rd
1975 John Winkin 25-8-1 5-2-1 1st NCAA Regional
1976 John Winkin 29-9 6-2 2nd College World Series
1977 John Winkin 24-11 5-3 t-2nd ECAC Tournament
1978 John Winkin 20-9 4-4 2nd
1979 John Winkin 23-9 7-3 t-1st ECAC Tournament
Yankee: 442-292-5 143-118-2
Independent[b] (1980–1981)
1980 John Winkin 23-13-1 NCAA Regional
1981 John Winkin 32-14 College World Series
Independent: 55-27-1
Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference[c] (1982–1989)
1982 John Winkin 35-13 10-3 1st (New England) College World Series
1983 John Winkin 29-16 11-1 1st (New England) College World Series
1984 John Winkin 33-20 15-3 1st (New England) College World Series
1985 John Winkin 38-17 11-0 1st (New England) ECAC Tournament
1986 John Winkin 41-23 13-1 1st (New England) College World Series
1987 John Winkin 24-23 8-6 3rd (New England)
1988 John Winkin 33-24 10-2 1st (New England) ECAC Tournament
1989 John Winkin 32-26 14-1 1st (New England) ECAC Tournament
ECAC: 265-162 92-17
North Atlantic/America East (1990–present)
1990 John Winkin 42-20 12-3 1st NCAA Regional
1991 John Winkin 48-18 14-1 1st NCAA Regional
1992 John Winkin 19-24-1 11-11 5th
1993 John Winkin 33-27 22-4 1st NCAA Regional
1994 John Winkin 20-33 13-12 4th NAC Tournament[d]
1995 John Winkin 20-37 11-13 6th NAC Tournament
1996 John Winkin 19-36 12-8 t-2nd NAC Tournament
1997 Paul Kostacopoulos 24-27 16-8 2nd America East Tournament
1998 Paul Kostacopoulos 24-26 12-16 5th
1999 Paul Kostacopoulos 28-28 14-14 t-4th America East Tournament
2000 Paul Kostacopoulos 25-24 14-12 5th
2001 Paul Kostacopoulos 36-15 20-8 2nd America East Tournament
2002 Paul Kostacopoulos 40-17 16-6 1st NCAA Regional
2003 Paul Kostacopoulos 38-18 17-7 2nd America East Tournament
2004 Paul Kostacopoulos 34-21 14-7 t-2nd America East Tournament
2005 Paul Kostacopoulos 35-19 14-7 t-2nd NCAA Regional
2006 Steve Trimper 35-22-1 13-9 3rd NCAA Regional
2007 Steve Trimper 22-31 12-11 4th America East Tournament
2008 Steve Trimper 20-28-1 8-15 7th
2009 Steve Trimper 32-23 13-11 5th
2010 Steve Trimper 34-22 17-7 2nd America East Tournament
2011 Steve Trimper 33-24 18-6 2nd NCAA Regional
2012 Steve Trimper 28-28 11-11 4th America East Tournament
2013 Steve Trimper 37-22 20-9 1st America East Tournament
2014 Steve Trimper 24-29 10-11 5th America East Tournament
NAC/America East: 750-619-3 354-227
Total: 1,889-1,667-18

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Notable players[edit]

The following is a list of notable former Black Bears and the seasons in which they played for the program, where available.[3][37][38][39][40][41]

Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

2011[edit]

Two Black Bears were selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft: OF Taylor Lewis by the Pittsburgh Pirates (10th round) and P Keith Bilodeau by the San Francisco Giants (24th round).[42] Both players signed professional contracts.[43][44]

2012[edit]

Two Black Bears were selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft: P Jeff Gibbs by the Arizona Diamondbacks (9th round) and P Steve Perakslis by the Chicago Cubs (21st round). Gibbs's 9th-round selection was the program's highest since Mike Collar was chosen in the 8th round in 2003.[42] Both Gibbs and Perakslis signed professional contracts.[45][46]

2013[edit]

Two Black Bears were selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, both in the 27th round: SS Michael Fransoso by the Pittsburgh Pirates and P Michael Connolly by the San Francisco Giants.[42] Both players signed professional contracts.[47][48]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Maine competed to qualify for the ECAC Tournament starting in 1976, but the ECAC did not sponsor regular, round-robin conference play until 1982.
  2. ^ Although Maine's in-New England games counted towards qualification for the ECAC Tournament from 1980–1981, the league did not sponsor regular, round-robin conference play until 1982.
  3. ^ Maine began competing to qualify for the ECAC Tournament in 1976, but the body did not adopt regular, round-robin scheduling until 1982. Since the ECAC did not award a regular season champion, Maine continued to compete in the Yankee Conference until it folded after the 1979 season.
  4. ^ In this season, all members of the North Atlantic Conference qualified for its postseason tournament.

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