Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball

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Oklahoma State Cowboys
Founded: 1909; 105 years ago (1909)
Oklahoma State Cowboys athletic logo

University Oklahoma State University
Conference Big 12
Location Stillwater, OK
Head Coach Josh Holliday (2nd year)
Home Stadium Allie P. Reynolds Stadium
(Capacity: 3,821)
Nickname Cowboys
Colors

Orange and Black and White

                   
National Championships
1959
College World Series Runner-up
1961, 1966, 1981, 1987, 1990
College World Series Appearances
1954, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1947, 1948, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014
Conference Tournament Champions

Big Eight: 1949, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996


Big 12: 2004
Conference Champions

Big Eight: 1947, 1948, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996


Big 12: 2014

Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball is the varsity intercollegiate baseball team of Oklahoma State University, based in Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States. It competes in the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference.

The program has won 30 conference championships as well as 19 conference tournament championships. The Cowboys have also received 38 NCAA Tournament bids and have played in 19 College World Series (sixth most all-time), including seven straight from 1981–87, with their lone national championship coming in 1959. The current head coach is Josh Holliday.

History[edit]

1959 National Championship[edit]

The 1959 Cowboys baseball team entered the season not expected to do much. Only four players, left fielder Don Soergel, and pitchers Roy Peterson, Joel Horlen, and Dick Soergel, were on the roster from the previous season. The preseason prospectus for 1959 read, "The baseball outlook for coach Toby Greene's 16th edition of Cowboy baseball is quite questionable. Despite the return of key members from last year's pitching staff, it's hard to consider the Pokes much of a threat with graduation, grades and the pros robbing the veteran OSU mentor of all but one of his starters." The team compiled a 17-3 conference record, winning the Big Eight conference title.

OSU opened the 1959 national tournament with a 10-2 victory over Western Michigan behind a Joel Horlen five-hitter. They had to rally for three runs in the seventh in its next game against Penn State and won 8-6 with eleven team hits. In their next game, the Cowboys lost to Arizona by a score of 5-3, as Soergel lost his first career game in twelve decisions. In the losers bracket, the Pokes found themselves down 3-2 in the ninth, but scraped across two runs to earn the 4-3 victory. A Fresno State victory over Arizona that night left three teams with one loss each. Arizona won the coin toss and became the odd man out as Oklahoma State and Fresno State met for the chance to play the Wildcats for the national championship. The Cowboys beat the Bulldogs 4-0 to advance to the championship game.

In the championship game, Jim Dobson, who was voted the Most Valuable Player, opened the O-State scoring with a towering home run over the left-field fence in the fourth inning. Arizona picked up single runs in the fourth and fifth and led 2-1. Bancroft tied the score with a solo home run in the top of the sixth, but the Wildcats added a run of their own in the bottom of the sixth to lead 3-2. It was another sophomore, Bruce Andrew, who sparked the game-winning three-run rally in the top of the seventh, and OSU led 5-3. Soergel shut out the Wildcats in the final three innings and OSU had its first NCAA Baseball Championship.

Four Cowboy players were named to the College World Series All-Tournament team, including third baseman and MVP Dobson. Also selected were Bruce Andrew at second base, Connie McIlvoy in the outfield and Horlen at pitcher. [1]

Head coaches[edit]

  • Records are through the end of the 2013 Season
Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1909–1915 Paul J. Davis 7 54–40–1 .573
1916 Art Griffith 1 5–9 .357
1917–1918 Earl A. Pritchard 2 3–13 .188
1919 Randle Perdue 1 3–11 .214
1920–1921 Hoot Sackett 2 14–19 .424
1922–1929 John Maulbetsch 8 61–59 .508
1930 George E. Rody 1 9–3 .750
1932–1933 Albert Exendine 2 19–13 .594
1934–1941 Henry Iba 8 90–41 .687
1942–1943, 1946–1964 Toby Greene 21 318–132 .707
1965–1977 Chet Bryan 13 247–198–2 .555
1978–1996 Gary Ward 19 953–313–1 .752
1997–2003 Tom Holliday 7 281–150 .652
2004–2012 Frank Anderson 9 329–208 .613
2013–present Josh Holliday 1 41–19 .683
Totals 14 coaches 100 2,354-1,184-4 .665


Conference affiliations[edit]

  • Independent (1901–1914)
  • Southwest Conference (1914–1924)
  • MVIAA (1924–1927)
  • Missouri Valley Conference (1927–1956)
  • Independent (1956–1960)
  • Big Eight Conference (1960–1996)
  • Big 12 Conference (1996–Present)

Allie P. Reynolds Stadium[edit]

Allie P. Reynolds Stadium is a baseball stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It is the home field for the Oklahoma State Cowboys college baseball team. It is named after the former OSU player Allie Reynolds, who went on to play professionally for the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. The park opened in 1981 at a cost of $2.2 million. The park's capacity is 3,821.

Year-by-year results[edit]

Year Head Coach Overall Winning % Conference Winning % Conference Rank Collegiate Baseball National Rank Notes
1909 P.J. Davis 5-5 .500 - - - - -
1910 P.J. Davis 7-5 .583 - - - - -
1911 P.J. Davis 8-2 .800 - - - - -
1912 P.J. Davis 10-5-1 .656 - - - - -
1913 P.J. Davis 9-4 .692 - - - - -
1914 P.J. Davis 10-7 .588 - - - - -
1915 P.J. Davis 5-12 .294 - - - - -
1916 Art Griffith 5-9 .357 - - - - -
1917 E.A Pritchard 2-6 .250 - - - - -
1918 E.A Pritchard 1-7 .125 - - - - -
1919 Randle Perdue 3-11 .214 - - - - -
1920 Hoot Sackett 9-7 .653 - - - - -
1921 Hoot Sackett 5-12 .294 - - - - -
1922 John Maulbetsch 8-7 .533 - - - - -
1923 John Maulbetsch 8-6 .571 - - - - -
1924 John Maulbetsch 10-8 .556 - - - - -
1925 John Maulbetsch 6-8 .429 - - - - -
1926 John Maulbetsch 6-9 .400 - - - - -
1927 John Maulbetsch 6-10 .375 - - - - -
1928 John Maulbetsch 12-4 .750 - - - - -
1929 John Maulbetsch 5-7 .417 - - - - -
1930 George E. Rody 9-3 .750 - - - - -
1931 - - - - - - - No Team
1932 Albert Exendine 6-10 .375 - - - - -
1933 Albert Exendine 13-3 .813 - - - - -
1934 Henry Iba 11-4 .733 - - - - -
1935 Henry Iba 8-8 .500 - - - - -
1936 Henry Iba 13-7 .650 - - - - -
1937 Henry Iba 13-4 .765 - - - - -
1938 Henry Iba 13-4 .765 - - - - -
1939 Henry Iba 11-7 .611 - - - - -
1940 Henry Iba 13-5 .722 - - - - -
1941 Henry Iba 8-2 .800 - - - - -
1942 Toby Greene 6-5 .545 - - - - -
1943 Toby Greene 4-3 .571 - - - - -
1944 - - - - - - - No Team (WWII)
1945 - - - - - - - No Team (WWII)
1946 Toby Greene 15-2 .882 - - - - -
1947 Toby Greene 11-5 .688 11-5 .688 1st - -
1948 Toby Greene 20-6 .769 20-6 .769 1st - -
1949 Toby Greene 22-6 .846 5-0 1.000 1st - MVC Tournament Champions
1950 Toby Greene 15-7 .682 6-3 .667 2nd - -
1951 Toby Greene 9-8 .529 2-4 .333 5th - -
1952 Toby Greene 15-5 .750 5-2 .714 2nd - -
1953 Toby Greene 13-4 .765 4-2 .667 T-2nd - -
1954 Toby Greene 18-11 .621 8-1 .889 1st - College World Series
1955 Toby Greene 27-3 .900 8-0 1.000 1st - College World Series
1956 Toby Greene 11-10 .524 7-2 .778 2nd - -
1957 Toby Greene 12-3 .800 7-2 .778 2nd - -
1958 Toby Greene 17-6 .739 13-5 .722 2nd - -
1959 Toby Greene 27-5 .844 17-3 .850 1st 2 College World Series
National Champions
1960 Toby Greene 17-7 .708 12-4 .750 1st 2 College World Series
1961 Toby Greene 27-3 .900 18-1 .947 1st 2 College World Series
1962 Toby Greene 11-9 .550 10-6 .625 2nd - -
1963 Toby Greene 15-10 .600 12-9 .571 5th - -
1964 Toby Greene 6-14 .300 4-12 .538 7th - -
1965 Chet Bryan 14-11 .560 12-9 .571 3rd - -
1966 Chet Bryan 21-11 .656 13-7 .650 1st 10 College World Series
1967 Chet Bryan 15-10 .600 12-3 .800 1st 12 College World Series
1968 Chet Bryan 21-9 .700 15-3 .833 1st 3 College World Series
1969 Chet Bryan 20-9 .690 17-3 .850 1st 12 -
1970 Chet Bryan 11-17 .393 5-11 .313 8th - -
1971 Chet Bryan 14-19 .424 8-13 .381 6th - -
1972 Chet Bryan 15-17-1 .470 10-10 .500 4th - -
1973 Chet Bryan 30-6 .833 15-5 .750 2nd 13 -
1974 Chet Bryan 24-17 .585 9-12 .429 5th - -
1975 Chet Bryan 22-18 .550 10-10 .500 4th - -
1976 Chet Bryan 24-26-1 .480 1-2 .333 T-5th - -
1977 Chet Bryan 16-28 .364 3-7 .300 6th - -
1978 Gary Ward 40-22 .645 7-5 .583 1st 20 Big Eight Tournament Champions
1979 Gary Ward 33-19 .635 12-8 .600 T-3rd - -
1980 Gary Ward 43-10 .811 17-3 .850 1st 16 -
1981 Gary Ward 52-17 .754 12-6 .667 1st 3 Big Eight Tournament Champions
College World Series
1982 Gary Ward 57-16 .781 19-5 .792 1st 4 Big Eight Tournament Champions
College World Series
1983 Gary Ward 48-16 .750 11-3 .786 1st 3 Big Eight Tournament Champions
College World Series
1984 Gary Ward 61-15 .803 15-3 .833 1st 3 Big Eight Tournament Champions
College World Series
1985 Gary Ward 58-16-1 .780 19-4 .826 1st 5 Big Eight Tournament Champions
College World Series
1986 Gary Ward 56-15 .789 18-5 .783 1st 4 Big Eight Tournament Champions
College World Series
1987 Gary Ward 59-13 .819 15-6 .714 1st 4 Big Eight Tournament Champions
College World Series
1988 Gary Ward 61-8 .884 21-3 .875 1st 9 Big Eight Tournament Champions
1989 Gary Ward 48-19 .716 18-6 .750 1st 15 Big Eight Tournament Champions
1990 Gary Ward 56-17 .767 18-6 .750 1st 2 Big Eight Tournament Champions
College World Series
1991 Gary Ward 47-20 .701 17-7 .708 1st 9 Big Eight Tournament Champions
1992 Gary Ward 49-16 .754 17-7 .708 1st 13 Big Eight Tournament Champions
1993 Gary Ward 45-17 .726 16-8 .667 1st 4 Big Eight Tournament Champions
College World Series
1994 Gary Ward 49-17 .742 21-6 .778 1st 12 Big Eight Tournament Champions
1995 Gary Ward 46-19 .708 18-10 .643 1st 11 Big Eight Tournament Champions
1996 Gary Ward 45-21 .682 17-9 .654 2nd 8 Big Eight Tournament Champions
College World Series
1997 Tom Holliday 46-19 .708 22-9 .710 3rd 12 -
1998 Tom Holliday 40-21 .656 14-12 .538 6th - -
1999 Tom Holliday 46-21 .687 18-9 .667 4th 8 College World Series
2000 Tom Holliday 36-22 .621 14-13 .519 6th - -
2001 Tom Holliday 42-22 .656 16-14 .533 5th - -
2002 Tom Holliday 37-21 .638 13-13 .500 T-5th - -
2003 Tom Holliday 34-24 .586 14-13 .519 6th - -
2004 Frank Anderson 38-24 .613 15-11 .577 4th - Big 12 Tournament Champions
2005 Frank Anderson 34-25 .576 12-15 .444 6th - -
2006 Frank Anderson 41-20 .672 18-9 .667 2nd 23 -
2007 Frank Anderson 42-21 .667 16-11 .593 3rd 21 -
2008 Frank Anderson 44-18 .710 18-9 .667 2nd 18 -
2009 Frank Anderson 34-24 .586 9-16 .360 9th - -
2010 Frank Anderson 29-26 .527 8-19 .296 10th - -
2011 Frank Anderson 35-25 .583 14-12 .538 4th - -

Former Cowboy Major Leaguers[edit]

Athlete Years in MLB MLB Teams
Jerry Adair 1958-70 Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals
Jon Adkins 2003-08 Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds
Scott Baker 2005-pres. Minnesota Twins
Tom Borland 1960-61 Boston Red Sox
Jeff Bronkey 1993-95 Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan Budde 2007-pres. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Larry Burchart 1969 Cleveland Indians
Jeromy Burnitz 1993-96, 1998-06 New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates
Jay Canizaro 1996, 1999-02 San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins
Doug Dascenzo 1988-93, 1996 Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres
Carlos Diaz 1990 Toronto Blue Jays
Gordie Dillard 1988-89 Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies
Danny Doyle 1943 Boston Red Sox
Monty Fariss 1991-93 Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins
John Farrell 1987-90, 1993–96 Cleveland Indians, California Angels, Detroit Tigers
Josh Fields 2006-pres. Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Colorado Rockies
Gary Green 1986-92 San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Cincinnati Reds
Mike Henneman 1987-96 Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers
Joel Horlen 1961-72 Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics
Pete Incaviglia 1986-91, 1993–98 Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees
Jason Jaramillo 2009-pres. Pittsburgh Pirates
Frank Kellert 1953-56 St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs
Mark Lukasiewicz 2001-02 Los Angeles Angels
Matt Mangini 2010-pres. Seattle Mariners
Dave Maurer 2000-02 San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians
Dave Mlicki 1992-93, 1995-02 Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Houson Astros
Merlin Nippert 1962 Boston Red Sox
Andrew Oliver 2010-pres. Detroit Tigers
Joe Price 1980-90 Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles
Tim Pugh 1992-97 Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers
Allie P. Reynolds 1942-52 Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees
Chris Richard 2000-03, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Rays
Scott Richmond 2008-pres. Toronto Blue Jays
Rusty Ryal 2009-pres. Arizona Diamondbacks
Jeff Salazar 2006-pres. Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Pittsburgh Pirates
Mickey Tettleton 1984-97 Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers
Luke Scott 2005-pres. Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles
Matt Smith 2006-07 New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies
Danny Thompson 1970-76 Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers
Jim Traber 1984, 1986, 1988–89 Baltimore Orioles
Robin Ventura 1989-04 Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers
Don Wallace 1967 California Angels
Robbie Weinhardt 2010-pres. Detroit Tigers
Scott Williamson 1999-07 Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles
Robbie Wine 1986-87 Houston Astros
Ab Wright 1935, 1944 Cleveland Indians, Boston Braves

Player awards[edit]

The following Cowboys were given the following awards, as voted on by the American Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and Sporting News:[2]

National Awards[edit]

First-Team All-Americans[edit]

All College World Series[edit]

First-Team All-Conference Teams[edit]

From 1958-1996, players were chosen from as the best of the Big Eight Conference. Players chosen since 1997 were chosen from the Big 12 Conference. The following is a list of First-Team All-Conference Cowboys:

Hall of Fame[edit]

The Oklahoma State Cowboy baseball program has produced three National College Baseball Hall of Famers, who were inducted in the first three years of its existence. Oklahoma State baseball has its own Hall of Fame, in which players and coaches have been inducted.[3]

National College Baseball Hall of Famers[edit]

  • Robin Ventura, 2006
  • Pete Incaviglia, 2007
  • Gary Ward, 2008

Cowboy Baseball Hall of Famers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]