|Southern Illinois Salukis
||Southern Illinois University
||Ken Henderson (4th year)
||Abe Martin Field
Maroon and White
|College World Series Runner-up
|College World Series Appearances
|1968, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1977
|NCAA Tournament Appearances
|1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1986, 1990
|Conference Tournament Champions
|1977, 1978, 1981, 1990
|1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1990
The Southern Illinois Salukis baseball team represents Southern Illinois University in NCAA Division I college baseball. They are part of the Missouri Valley Conference.
SIU baseball started as a club sport in 1921, lasting until 1924. From 1925 until 1946, the school did not have a baseball program.
In 1947, Abe Martin revived the program as an intercollegiate sport and it has remained ever since, being an elite program in the late 1960s through the 1980s.
SIU plays its home games at Abe Martin Field but also occasionally plays home games at Rent One Park in nearby Marion, home of the Frontier League's Southern Illinois Miners.
SIU in the NCAA tournament
SIU has a proud history in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, held in Omaha since 1950 and at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium from 1950 through 2010. They have made the College World Series 5 times and finished as the national champion runner-up twice (losing out to the University of Southern California Trojans both times) and as third place finishers twice.
||1995 – 2010 (his death)
||442–447–1 (as of June 14, 2010)
|Richard "Itch" Jones
Notable former players
- Jim Dwyer, Retired Major League Baseball outfielder
- Steve Finley, Retired Major League Baseball center fielder, 5-time Gold Glove winner, 2-time All-Star
- Jason Frasor, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays
- Joe Hall, Retired Major League Baseball pitcher
- Jerry Hairston, Jr., Major League Baseball second baseman for the San Diego Padres
- Duane Kuiper, Retired Major League Baseball second baseman, announcer, commentator for EA Sports baseball video games
- Al Levine, Former Major League Baseball pitcher currently pitching for the Newark Bears of the independent Atlantic League.
- Dan Radison, current Major League Baseball 1st base coach for the Washington Nationals
- Dave Stieb, Retired Major League Baseball pitcher, 7 Time All-Star, Pitched No-Hitter on September 2, 1990.
- Bill Stein, Retired Major League Baseball infielder