Texas A&M baseball has compiled an all-time record of 2514-1401-42 (.635 winning percentage) through the 2013 season. The Aggies have won 19 conference championships, 15 in the Southwest Conference and four in the Big 12. Texas A&M has made 29 NCAA tournament appearances, advancing to the College World Series five times, in 1951, 1964, 1993, 1999. and 2011. Despite a rich winning tradition, the Aggies have yet to win a game in the CWS, going a combined 0-10. The most recent trip to the 2011 College World Series saw the Aggies lose a close one to eventual champions (and future conference mates) South Carolina, 5-4, and to a scrappy Cal team, 7-3.
The history of Texas A&M baseball began in 1894, when the team played its first game in school history. No games were recorded for the following nine years from 1895 to 1903. Seventeen different head coaches led A&M baseball from 1904 to 1958, including football coaches Charley Moran, Dana X. Bible, and Homer Norton. During this period, A&M finished 626-469-27 record (.572 winning percentage), claimed seven Southwest Conference titles, and made their first ever trip to the College World Series in 1951.
Tom Chandler came to Texas A&M as an assistant to head coach Beau Bell in 1958. He took over as head coach in 1959 and immediately won the Southwest Conference championship in his first year. Over the next 25 years at the helm, Chandler led the Aggies to four more conference championships and an appearance in the 1964 College World Series. His teams finished 660-329-10 (.667 winning percentage). Chandler was honored for his accomplishments by being inducted into the American Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. His jersey now displays on the left field wall at Olsen Field in recognition of his contributions.
Mark Johnson, an assistant under Tom Chandler, assumed head coaching duties in 1985 and guided the program for just over two decades. During that time, his teams put together an impressive record of 876-431-3 (.670 winning percentage) and made College World Series appearances in 1993 and 1999. Johnson's highly ranked teams and powerful offenses in the late 80's and throughout the 90's brought excitement and increased attendance to Olsen Field. The 1989 Aggies went 58-7 but were upset by #12 LSU twice in the College Station Regional. His #7 jersey hangs on the right field wall at Olsen Field in honor of his service to A&M. Johnson's 876 wins are the most in Texas A&M history.
In 2006, Texas A&M hired then Nebraska associate head coach and pitching coach Rob Childress to take over the program. After struggling to a losing record his first year, Childress has guided the Aggies to a 323–182–2 (.637) record, two Big 12 championships, and a College World Series appearance in 2011. Childress has led the Aggies to the post season 7 years in a row, beginning in 2007 (the longest streak in Aggie history).
The Aggies play at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, named in honor of C. E. "Pat" Olsen, a 1923 graduate of Texas A&M University and a former baseball player in the New York Yankees farm system. The field opened in 1978 and underwent major renovation after the 2011 season. Average attendance in 2011 was just under 4000 per game.
Note: In 1951, Texas A&M participated in the district playoffs, which they won, and moved onto the College World Series. Prior to 1954, district playoff games were not considered a part of the National Collegiate Baseball Championship, and thus are not counted in Texas A&M's NCAA tournament record.