Michigan Wolverines baseball

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Michigan Wolverines
Founded: 1866
Michigan Wolverines athletic logo

University University of Michigan
Conference Big Ten
Location Ann Arbor, MI
Head Coach Erik Bakich (2nd year)
Home Stadium Wilpon Baseball Complex
(Capacity: 4,000)
Nickname Wolverines
Colors

Maize and Blue

            
National Championships
1953, 1962
College World Series Appearances
1953, 1962, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1953, 1961, 1962, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Conference Tournament Champions
1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1999, 2006, 2008
Conference Champions
1899, 1901, 1905, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1936, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1961, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2008

The Michigan Wolverines baseball team represents the University of Michigan in NCAA Division I college baseball. Along with most other Michigan athletic teams, the baseball team participates in the Big Ten Conference. They play their home games at Ray Fisher Stadium.

The Wolverines have made the College World Series seven times, winning two national championships in 1953 and 1962. Michigan is the fourth winningest program in NCAA Division I baseball history, trailing only Fordham, Texas and USC.[1] Prior to the 2013 season, former Maryland head coach Erik Bakich replaced Rich Maloney as the program's head coach.

History[edit]

1875 Michigan baseball team
1882 Michigan baseball team with Moses Fleetwood Walker.
1886 Michigan baseball team
1899 team -- Michigan's first conference champions
1912 team -- coached by Branch Rickey.
1914 team -- starring George Sisler.
Michigan's 1953 NCAA national championship team.

Championships[edit]

NCAA College World Series National Championships[edit]

Season Record Head Coach
1953 21-9 Ray Fisher
1962 31-15 Don Lund

Conference Championships[edit]

Season Conference Record Head Coach
1899 Big Ten Conference 5-2 H.T. Clarke
1901 Big Ten Conference 8-2 Frank Sexton
1905 Big Ten Conference 9-3 L.W. McAllister
1918 Big Ten Conference 9-1 Carl Lundgren
1919 Big Ten Conference 9-0 Carl Lundgren
1920 Big Ten Conference 9-1 Carl Lundgren
1923 Big Ten Conference 10-0 Ray Fisher
1924 Big Ten Conference 8-2 Ray Fisher
1926 Big Ten Conference 9-2 Ray Fisher
1928 Big Ten Conference 11-1 Ray Fisher
1929 Big Ten Conference 7-2 Ray Fisher
1936 Big Ten Conference 9-1 Ray Fisher
1941 Big Ten Conference 10-2 Ray Fisher
1942 Big Ten Conference 10-2 Ray Fisher
1944 Big Ten Conference 8-0 Ray Fisher
1945 Big Ten Conference 8-0 Ray Fisher
1948 Big Ten Conference 10-2 Ray Fisher
1949 Big Ten Conference 8-4 Ray Fisher
1950 Big Ten Conference 9-3 Ray Fisher
1952 Big Ten Conference 8-4 Ray Fisher
1953 Big Ten Conference 10-3 Ray Fisher
1961 Big Ten Conference 10-2 Don Lund
1975 Big Ten Conference 13-3 Moby Benedict
1976 Big Ten Conference 9-4 Moby Benedict
1978 Big Ten Conference 13-3 Moby Benedict
1980 Big Ten Conference 14-2 Bud Middaugh
1981 Big Ten Conference 10-4 Bud Middaugh
1983 Big Ten Conference 13-2 Bud Middaugh
1984 Big Ten Conference 11-5 Bud Middaugh
1986 Big Ten Conference 13-3 Bud Middaugh
1987 Big Ten Conference 13-3 Bud Middaugh
1997 Big Ten Conference 17-9 Geoff Zahn
2006 Big Ten Conference 23-9 Rich Maloney
2007 Big Ten Conference 21-7 Rich Maloney
2008 Big Ten Conference 26-5 Rich Maloney

Conference Tournament Championships[edit]

Year Conference Tournament Location Head Coach
1981 Big Ten Conference Ray Fisher Stadium Ann Arbor,MI Bud Middaugh
1983 Big Ten Conference Ray Fisher Stadium Ann Arbor,MI Bud Middaugh
1984 Big Ten Conference Siebert Field Minneapolis,MN Bud Middaugh
1986 Big Ten Conference Siebert Field Minneapolis,MN Bud Middaugh
1987 Big Ten Conference Ray Fisher Stadium Ann Arbor,MI Bud Middaugh
1999 Big Ten Conference Bill Davis Stadium Columbus,OH Geoff Zahn
2006 Big Ten Conference Ray Fisher Stadium Ann Arbor,MI Rich Maloney
2008 Big Ten Conference Ray Fisher Stadium Ann Arbor,MI Rich Maloney

Stadium[edit]

The Wolverines play their home games in Ray Fisher Stadium. The stadium is named after Ray Fisher, who is the winningest coach in Michigan baseball history, with 636 victories and also the 1953 College World Series championship.

In 2008, alum and owner of the New York Mets MLB franchise, Fred Wilpon donated $9 million for the renovation of Fisher Stadium and Alumni Field. It is now known as the Wilpon Baseball and Softball Complex, but more commonly known as the Wilpon Baseball Complex.

Name Years
Ferry Field 1923-1970
Ray Fisher Stadium 1970-2007
Ray Fisher Stadium at Wilpon Baseball Complex 2008–present

Head coaches[edit]

Coach Years Seasons Record Pct
Peter Conway 1891–1892 2 22-9-1 .710
Frank Sexton 1896, 1901–1908 3 38-22 .633
Charles F. Watkins 1897–1898, 1900 3 16-17 .485
Henry T. Clarke 1898–1899 2 14-5 .737
R.C. "Skel" Roach 1903 1 12-5 .706
Jerome Utley 1904 1 10-5 .667
Lew "Sport" McAllister 1905–1906, 1908–1909 4 58-17-1 .770
Bobby Lowe 1907 1 11-4-1 .719
Branch Rickey 1910–1913 4 68-32-4 .673
Carl Lundgren 1914–1920 7 93-43-6 .676
Ray Fisher 1921–1958 38 636-295-8 .682
Don Lund 1959–1962 4 80-53-3 .599
Moby Benedict 1963–1979 18 367-252-5 .592
Bud Middaugh 1980–1989 10 465-146-1 .761
Bill Freehan 1990–1995 6 166-167-1 .499
Geoff Zahn 1996–2001 6 163-169-2 .491
Chris Harrison 2002 1 21-32 .396
Rich Maloney 2003–2012 10 341-244 .582
Erik Bakich 2013–Present 1 29-27 .518

Year-by-year results[edit]

Through April 24, 2014.
[2]

Year Coach Record Notes
1866 No Coach 3-0
1867 No Coach 4-1
1868 No Coach 2-0
1869 No Records Available
1870
1871
1872 No Coach 1-0
1873 No Records Available
1874
1875 No Coach 2-2
1876 No Records Available
1877 No Coach 1-1
1878 No Coach 1-0
1879 No Records Available
1880 No Coach 2-4
1881 No Coach 3-3
1882 No Coach 10-3
1883 No Coach 3-3
1884 No Coach 8-1-1
1885 No Coach 2-1
1886 No Coach 5-2
1887 No Coach 3-4
1888 No Coach 6-3-1
1889 No Coach 4-3
1890 No Coach 8-3
1891 Pete Conway 10-3
1892 Pete Conway 12-6-1
1893 No Coach 14-4
1894 No Coach 11-8
1895 No Coach 19-3-1
1896 Frank Sexton 17-4-1
1897 Charles F. Watkins 4-8
1898 Charles F. Watkins / Henry Clarke 15-6
1899 Henry Clarke 14-5 Big Ten Champions
1900 Charles F. Watkins 12-9-1
1901 Frank Sexton 13-8 Big Ten Champions
1902 Frank Sexton 8-10
1903 Skel Roach 12-5
1904 Jerome Utley 10-5
1905 Sport McAllister 16-3 Big Ten Champions
1906 Sport McAllister 12-7
1907 Bobby Lowe 11-4-1
1908 Sport McAllister 12-4
1909 Sport McAllister 18-3-1
1910 Branch Rickey 17-8
1911 Branch Rickey 16-10-1
1912 Branch Rickey 14-10-2
1913 Branch Rickey 21-4-1
1914 Carl Lundgren 22-6
1915 Carl Lundgren 16-7-3
1916 Carl Lundgren 9-12-3
1917 Carl Lundgren No Season Due to World War I
1918 Carl Lundgren 16-1 Big Ten Champions
1919 Carl Lundgren 13-1 Big Ten Champions
1920 Carl Lundgren 17-6-1 Big Ten Champions
1921 Ray Fisher 21-4
1922 Ray Fisher 21-6
1923 Ray Fisher 22-4 Big Ten Champions
1924 Ray Fisher 13-3 Big Ten Champions
1925 Ray Fisher 17-8
1926 Ray Fisher 16-7 Big Ten Champions
1927 Ray Fisher 16-8
1928 Ray Fisher 22-5 Big Ten Champions
1929 Ray Fisher 15-6 Big Ten Champions
1930 Ray Fisher 9-15-1
1931 Ray Fisher 11-7
1932 Ray Fisher 19-15-1
1933 Ray Fisher 12-4
1934 Ray Fisher 15-9
1935 Ray Fisher 11-11
1936 Ray Fisher 20-5 Big Ten Champions
1937 Ray Fisher 16-8
1938 Ray Fisher 14-12
1939 Ray Fisher 18-9-2
1940 Ray Fisher 10-12
1941 Ray Fisher 24-8 Big Ten Champions
1942 Ray Fisher 17-9 Big Ten Champions
1943 Ray Fisher 8-4
1944 Ray Fisher 15-4-1 Big Ten Champions
1945 Ray Fisher 20-1 Big Ten Champions
1946 Ray Fisher 18-3
1947 Ray Fisher 18-10
1948 Ray Fisher 21-6 Big Ten Champions
1949 Ray Fisher 18-9-2 Big Ten Champions
1950 Ray Fisher 18-9 Big Ten Champions
1951 Ray Fisher 13-10
1952 Ray Fisher 16-7 Big Ten Champions
1953 Ray Fisher 21-9 Big Ten Champions, College World Series (Champions)
1954 Ray Fisher 22-9
1955 Ray Fisher 17-11-1
1956 Ray Fisher 17-9
1957 Ray Fisher 17-7
1958 Ray Fisher 18-12
1959 Don Lund 10-17-2
1960 Don Lund 19-12-1
1961 Don Lund 20-11 Big Ten Champions
1962 Don Lund 31-13 College World Series (Champions)
1963 Moby Benedict 21-11
1964 Moby Benedict 19-16
1965 Moby Benedict 18-14
1966 Moby Benedict 22-11
1967 Moby Benedict 24-12
1968 Moby Benedict 17-16
1969 Moby Benedict 14-21-1
1970 Moby Benedict 16-18
1971 Moby Benedict 23-13-1
1972 Moby Benedict 18-13-1
1973 Moby Benedict 22-16
1974 Moby Benedict 18-14-1
1975 Moby Benedict 28-12 Big Ten Champions
1976 Moby Benedict 22-19-1 Big Ten Champions
1977 Moby Benedict 33-15
1978 Moby Benedict 30-17 Big Ten Champions, College World Series (5th Place)
1979 Moby Benedict 22-14
1980 Bud Middaugh 36-18-1 Big Ten Champions, College World Series (5th Place)
1981 Bud Middaugh 41-20 Big Ten Champions, Big Ten Tournament Champions, College World Series (7th Place)
1982 Bud Middaugh 44-10
1983 Bud Middaugh 50-9 Big Ten Champions, Big Ten Tournament Champions, College World Series (3rd Place)
1984 Bud Middaugh 43-20 Big Ten Champions, Big Ten Tournament Champions, College World Series (7th Place)
1985 Bud Middaugh 55-10
1986 Bud Middaugh 47-12 Big Ten Champions, Big Ten Tournament Champions
1987 Bud Middaugh 52-12 Big Ten Champions, Big Ten Tournament Champions
1988 Bud Middaugh 48-19
1989 Bud Middaugh 49-16
1990 Bill Freehan 33-24
1991 Bill Freehan 34-23-1
1992 Bill Freehan 21-32
1993 Bill Freehan 25-30
1994 Bill Freehan 29-29
1995 Bill Freehan 24-29
1996 Geoff Zahn 24-30
1997 Geoff Zahn 36-22 Big Ten Champions
1998 Geoff Zahn 21-27-1
1999 Geoff Zahn 34-30 Big Ten Tournament Champions
2000 Geoff Zahn 20-32-1
2001 Geoff Zahn 28-28
2002 Chris Harrison 21-32
2003 Rich Maloney 30-27
2004 Rich Maloney 34-26
2005 Rich Maloney 42-19
2006 Rich Maloney 43-21 Big Ten Champions, Big Ten Tournament Champions
2007 Rich Maloney 42-19 Big Ten Champions
2008 Rich Maloney 46-14 Big Ten Champions, Big Ten Tournament Champions
2009 Rich Maloney 30-25
2010 Rich Maloney 35-22
2011 Rich Maloney 17-37
2012 Rich Maloney 22-34
2013 Erik Bakich 29-27
2014 Erik Bakich 18-22-1 season ongoing

Michigan in the NCAA Tournament[edit]

Year Record Pct Notes
1953 4-1 .800 College World Series (Champions)
1961 2-2 .500 NCAA District 4 Regional
1962 8-2 .800 College World Series (Champions)
1975 3-2 .600 NCAA Mideast Regional
1976 3-1 .750 NCAA Mideast Regional
1977 2-2 .500 NCAA Midwest Regional
1978 4-2 .667 College World Series (5th Place)
1980 4-2 .667 College World Series (5th Place)
1981 4-3 .571 College World Series (7th Place)
1983 5-2 .714 College World Series (3rd Place)
1984 3-2 .600 College World Series (7th Place)
1985 3-2 .600 NCAA South I Regional
1986 0-2 .000 NCAA Mideast Regional
1987 1-2 .333 NCAA Northeast Regional
1988 2-2 .500 NCAA Central Regional
1989 3-2 .600 NCAA West II Regional
1999 2-2 .500 NCAA South Bend Regional
2005 1-2 .333 NCAA Atlanta Regional
2006 1-2 .333 NCAA Atlanta Regional
2007 3-3 .500 NCAA Corvallis Super Regional
2008 1-2 .333 NCAA Ann Arbor Regional
TOTALS
59-43 .578 2 National Championships, 7 CWS Appearances

All-Americans[edit]

Individual Honors[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Michigan has retired six uniform numbers to date. Below is the detailed list:[3]

Retired numbers
No. Player Position Career No. retired
1 Moby Benedict Shortstop 1953–56 1979
11 Bill Freehan Catcher 1959-61 1977
16 Barry Larkin Shortstop 1983-85 2010
31 Jim Abbott Pitcher 1986-88 2009
33 Don Lund Outfielder 1943-45 1999
44 Ray Fisher Coach 1 1921-58 2000

1 Never played for the Wolverines. He coached Michigan with a record 636 wins and led the team to 15 Big Ten championships apart from winning the 1953 College World Series.

Golden Spikes Award Winner[edit]

Baseball America College Player of the Year[edit]

Baseball Hall of Fame[edit]

University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor[edit]

The following 34 Michigan Wolverines baseball players and coaches (listed in order of induction) have been inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor:

Current and former Major League Baseball players[edit]

[7]

Barry Larkin
Source: Baseball Reference

First-Round MLB Draft Picks[edit]

Pick Player Team Position Year
13 Rick Leach Detroit Tigers OF 1979
16 Steve Howe Los Angeles Dodgers LHP 1979
25 Steve Perry Los Angeles Dodgers RHP 1979
14 Rich Stoll Montreal Expos RHP 1983
4 Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds SS 1985
8 Jim Abbott California Angels LHP 1988
28 David Parrish New York Yankees C 2000

World Series Champions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Michigan Wolverines baseball at Wikimedia Commons