TCU Horned Frogs baseball
|TCU Horned Frogs|
|University||Texas Christian University|
|Location||Fort Worth, TX|
|Head Coach||Jim Schlossnagle (10th year)|
|Home Stadium||Lupton Stadium
|College World Series Appearances|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1956, 1994, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012|
Mountain West Conference
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
The TCU Horned Frogs baseball team represents Texas Christian University and competes in the Big 12 Conference of NCAA Division I. Since 2002, they have played their home games at Lupton Stadium, which is located on campus in Fort Worth, and holds 3,500. The current head coach is Jim Schlossnagle, who was named 2010 National Coach of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
TCU has fielded a baseball team since 1896, before the school found its permanent home in Fort Worth. The Horned Frog baseball team began playing baseball in the Southwest Conference when it became a member of the conference in 1923. That year they finished the year with a 13-11 overall record and a 2-10 conference record. In 1933 Dutch Meyer, also the coach of the football team, led TCU to its first SWC title with a 9-1 record. The Frogs would add additional SWC titles in 1956, 1966, 1967 and 1994.
While the Horned Frogs enjoyed some success during their SWC years, playing in the same league as national powers Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, and Texas A&M meant that regular season success was rarely rewarded with a postseason berth. However, with the building of Lupton Stadium and the hiring of Schlossnagle, the program has undergone a resurgence. During Schlossnagle's first year in 2004, the Frogs won their first conference title in a decade. Seeded fourth, TCU lost the first game of the double-elimination tournament to Houston. The Frogs then won their next five games to win the C-USA tournament. The next year, Tulane and TCU were declared C-USA tournament co-champions when the championship game of the tournament was rained out. The tournament win netted the Horned Frogs only their second NCAA Tournament appearance ever, and they have been to every tournament since then. 2006 saw the Horned Frogs in a new conference, the Mountain West Conference. The Frogs went 17-5 in their first year in the MWC to claim their third consecutive conference championship, and have since won five more in a row, for a total of eight consecutive conference titles in two leagues.
2010 marked the Horned Frogs' best season to date, as they reached the College World Series for the first time in school history.
TCU Baseball All-Americans
|C||Bryan Holaday||2nd||2011 P Kyle Winkler 2nd
Other Baseball Awards
Horned Frogs in Major League Baseball