New Mexico Lobos baseball

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New Mexico Lobos baseball
Founded: 1899 (1899)
2014 New Mexico Lobos baseball
New Mexico Lobos baseball athletic logo

University University of New Mexico
Conference Mountain West
Location Albuquerque, NM
Head Coach Ray Birmingham (7th year)
Home Stadium Lobo Field
(Capacity: 1,000)
Colors

Cherry and Silver

            
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1962, 2000, 2011, 2012, 2013
Conference Tournament Champions
Skyline: 1962
MWC: 2011, 2012
Conference Champions
Skyline: 1953, 1958, 1962
WAC: 1985
MWC: 2000, 2012, 2013, 2014

New Mexico Lobos baseball is a college baseball program of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first team was fielded in 1899 and posted a 1,708–537–14 (.526) record through the 2014 season. The Lobos have won three conference tournaments, finished first in regular season conference play eight times, and appeared in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship 5 times. The team plays their home games on the University of New Mexico campus at Lobo Field. Ray Birmingham has been the head coach of the Lobos since the 2008 season.

History[edit]

The Lobos baseball team was first fielded in 1899, and posted a 1,708–537–14 (.526) record through the 2014 season.[1] The 2014 season was the 96th season that the University of New Mexico has field a baseball team (the team did not play 17 seasons: 1902, 1903, 1909, 1918, 1924–1926, 1928, 1930–1938, 1944, and 1945).[2]

In 1951, the Lobos began play in the Skyline Eight Conference, recording a first place regular season finish in the Eastern Division in 1953, 1958, and their final season in the conference in 1962.[2] The 1962 season also saw the Lobos participate in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship for the first time.[3]

UNM was a charter member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and begin conference play with Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Utah, and Wyoming in 1963.[2] Until leaving the WAC to become a charter member of the Mountain West Conference (MW) in 2000, the Lobos finished first in the regular season standings only once, 1985 in the Southern Division, and lost to BYU in a postseason playoff series.[4]

As a member of the MW, the Lobos have finished first in the regular season in five seasons: 2000, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.[2] The Lobos returned to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship in 2000, the second time in program history.[5] The Lobos won the Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament in 2011 and 2012.[2]

Year-by-Year results[edit]

29-9

Ballparks[edit]

Lobo Field[edit]

Main article: Lobo Field

Isotopes Park[edit]

Main article: Isotopes Park

People[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

The Lobos' head coach since the 2008 season has been Ray Birmingham.[2]

Players[edit]

The 1906 baseball team

Former Lobo players include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Mexico Baseball History". 2014 University of New Mexico Lobo Baseball History and Records. University of New Mexico. 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "History and Records". 2013 New Mexico Lobos Media Guide. University of New Mexico. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  3. ^ Sickenger, Ken (2013-05-28). "Lobos earn NCAA baseball bid". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ "All-Time Series Records". 2013 New Mexico Lobos Baseball Media Guide. University of New Mexico. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  5. ^ Sickenger, Ken (2013-05-28). "Lobos earn NCAA baseball bid". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 

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