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Texas Longhorns Baseball
Founded: 1894
2014 Texas Longhorns baseball team
Texas Longhorns Baseball athletic logo

University University of Texas at Austin
Conference Big 12
Location Austin, TX
Head Coach Augie Garrido (18th year)
Home Stadium UFCU Disch-Falk Field
(Capacity: 6,756[1])
Nickname Longhorns
Colors

Burnt orange and White

            
National Championships
1949, 1950, 1975, 1983, 2002, 2005
College World Series Runner-up
1953, 1984, 1985, 1989, 2004, 2009
College World Series Appearances
1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2014
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
Conference Tournament Champions

SWC: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994


Big 12: 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009
Conference Champions

SIAA: 1899


SWIAA: 1905, 1907, 1908


TIAA: 1913, 1914


SWC: 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996


Big 12: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011

The Texas Longhorns baseball team represents The University of Texas at Austin and competes in the Big 12 Conference of NCAA Division I.

The Texas Longhorns are the most successful NCAA Division I college baseball program[2] with a win percentage of .735. The Longhorns rank second in all-time wins (3,422) as of the end of the 2014 season, behind the Fordham Rams. Texas holds the records for most appearances in the College World Series (35), most individual CWS games won (85), most overall NCAA Tournament games won (233), and most NCAA Tournament appearances (56); the second-place programs in these categories have 23 CWS appearances (Miami), wins in 74 CWS games (Southern California), 180 overall NCAA Tournament wins (Miami), and 52 NCAA Tournament appearances (Florida State). The Longhorns have won six NCAA baseball national championships (1949, 1950, 1975, 1983, 2002, and 2005) — second to Southern California's total of 12 — and have appeared in the CWS Championship Game or Championship Series on six other occasions (1953, 1984, 1985, 1989, 2004, and 2009).[3] As of the end of the 2014 season, Texas has won 77 regular season conference championships and 15 conference tournament championships in baseball.[4]

Former Longhorns who have gone on to success in Major League Baseball include Roger Clemens, Calvin Schiraldi, Burt Hooton, Keith Moreland, Spike Owen, Mark Petkovsek, Greg Swindell, and Huston Street.

Since 1997, the Longhorns have been led by head coach Augie Garrido, the most successful coach in NCAA baseball history. The team plays its home games at UFCU-Disch-Falk Field.

History[edit]

The Longhorn baseball team gives the Hook 'em Horns sign after a game.

The Longhorn baseball program has been remarkably stable over the last century. Since 1911, it has had only four full-time coaches--Billy Disch (1911–1939), Bibb Falk (1940–1967), Cliff Gustafson (1968–1996) and Augie Garrido (1997–present).

The Longhorns have won national titles in 1949, 1950, 1975, 1983, 2002, and 2005.

The early years (1894-1910)[edit]

The Texas Longhorns baseball team started in 1894, with the first game in 1895. Records from the first two years are incomplete. The first collegiate victory was over Add-Ran College, what is today Texas Christian University, on April 21, 1897. Seven different managers, including some that were also the school's football coach, led the team. Four times, the team won a conference title, including one in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association and three in the Southwestern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The team played its home games in the first Clark Field during this time.

William J. "Billy" Disch era (1911-1939)[edit]

In 1911, Billy Disch took over the reins of the program. Disch retired following the 1939 season. During this time, he led the Longhorns to 22 conference titles, with two in the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association and 20 in the Southwest Conference. This included a run of 10 consecutive conference titles from 1913 to 1922. Disch won 465 collegiate games during his tenure with the Longhorns. In 1928, the team moved to the second Clark Field, which was famous for its limestone cliff and goat path in left-center field.

Bibb Falk era (1940-1967)[edit]

In 1940, former Longhorn baseball and major league outfielder Bibb Falk became the head coach. Except for a three-year period from 1943 to 1945, during which the team was led by assistant football coach Blair Cherry, Falk coached the team until 1967. Under Falk's guidance, the Longhorns won 20 Southwest Conference titles; the Longhorns won two conference titles under Cherry. Under Falk, Texas won its first two College World Series championships (in 1949 and 1950). The Longhorns won 434 collegiate games during his tenure.

Cliff Gustafson era (1968-1996)[edit]

Falk retired after the 1967 season and was succeeded by one of his former players, Cliff Gustafson. During his time in Austin, Gustafson led the Longhorns to 22 conference titles, 11 conference tournament championships, and College World Series championships in 1975 and 1983. Texas won 1,427 collegiate games during his tenure. In 1975, the school moved from the second Clark Field into the new Disch-Falk Field, which was named for Billy Disch and Bibb Falk.

Augie Garrido era (1997-present)[edit]

Augie Garrido

After Cliff Gustafson retired in 1996, Augie Garrido took over at the helm at Texas. Since he took over, the school has won seven Big 12 Conference titles, four conference tournament championships, and two national championships, in 2002 and 2005.

National championship teams[edit]

1949[edit]

The Longhorns defeated Wake Forest 10-3 in the championship game to claim their first National Championship. Notable players on the team include Charlie Gorin, Tom Hamilton, and Murray Wall.

1950[edit]

Texas defeated Washington State 3-0 to become the first school to repeat as champions of the College World Series. Notable players on the team include: Charlie Gorin, Kal Segrist, and Murray Wall.

1975[edit]

Texas won their third National Championship in school history by defeating South Carolina 5-1 in the championship game. Notable players on the team include Jim Gideon, Don Kainer, Keith Moreland, Mickey Reichenbach, and Richard Wortham.

1983[edit]

Texas won their fourth National Championship in school history by defeating Alabama 3-2 in the championship game. Notable players on the team include Billy Bates, Mike Brumley, Mike Capel, Roger Clemens, Jeff Hearron, Bruce Ruffin, Calvin Schiraldi, and Jose Tolentino.

2002[edit]

Texas won their fifth National Championship in school history by defeating South Carolina 12-6 in the championship game. Notable players on the team include Brad Halsey, Omar Quintanilla, and Huston Street.

2005[edit]

Texas won their sixth National Championship in school history by defeating Florida 4-2 and 6-2 in the championship round. Notable players on the team include Taylor Teagarden and David Maroul.

Longest game in college-baseball history[edit]

See also: Extra innings

On May 30, 2009, the Longhorns and Boston College played in the longest game in college-baseball history — a 25-inning game, during the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship regional tournament at Austin, Texas. The Longhorns — who were designated the visiting team despite playing on their home field — won, 3-2. The game lasted seven hours three minutes.[5][6]

All-time season results[edit]

*Through June 30, 2012.
Information Source: 2013 Texas Longhorns Baseball Media Guide - History section

Year-by-Year Results
Year Head Coach Collegiate Record Conference Record Notes
1896 H.B. Beck 0-1
1897 F. Weikart 3-0
1898 A. C. Ellis 1-0
1899 A. C. Ellis 8-0-1 SIAA Champions
1900 Maurice Gordon Clarke 7-2-1
1901 A. C. Ellis 10-2
1902 A. C. Ellis 13-2-1
1903 A. C. Ellis 6-4
1904 Ralph Hutchinson 16-6-1
1905 Ralph Hutchinson 13-5 SWIAA Champions
1906 Ralph Hutchinson 8-7
1907 H. R. Schenker 15-6 SWIAA Champions
1908 Brooks Gordon 14-8-1 SWIAA Champions
1909 A. C. Ellis 12-8
1910 C. A. Keith 7-9
1911 Billy Disch 13-10-1
1912 Billy Disch 17-7-1
1913 Billy Disch 24-4-2 TIAA Champions
1914 Billy Disch 28-4 TIAA Champions
1915 Billy Disch 28-4 12-2 SWC Champions
1916 Billy Disch 16-6 10-3 SWC Champions
1917 Billy Disch 12-2 4-1 SWC Champions
1918 Billy Disch 17-1 8-1 SWC Champions
1919 Billy Disch 20-1-1 12-0 SWC Champions
1920 Billy Disch 17-5 9-2 SWC Champions
1921 Billy Disch 15-3-1 9-2-1 SWC Champions
1922 Billy Disch 16-5-1 10-3-1 SWC Champions
1923 Billy Disch 16-8 10-8
1924 Billy Disch 28-1 22-1 SWC Champions
1925 Billy Disch 16-4-1 11-2-1 SWC Champions
1926 Billy Disch 13-2 8-2 SWC Champions
1927 Billy Disch 16-4 16-4 SWC Champions
1928 Billy Disch 17-4 16-4 SWC Champions
1929 Billy Disch 18-4-1 16-4-1 SWC Champions
1930 Billy Disch 20-4 16-4 SWC Champions
1931 Billy Disch 10-2 8-2
1932 Billy Disch 11-5 11-5 SWC Champions
1933 Billy Disch 13-3 8-2
1934 Billy Disch 8-5 7-5
1935 Billy Disch 11-3 9-3 SWC Champions
1936 Billy Disch 12-2 12-1 SWC Champions
1937 Billy Disch 11-6 10-5
1938 Billy Disch 12-4 12-2 SWC Champions
1939 Billy Disch 16-2 15-0 SWC Champions
1940 Bibb Falk 15-4 14-1 SWC Champions
1941 Bibb Falk 14-3 12-3 SWC Champions
1942 Bibb Falk 11-4 9-4
1943 Blair Cherry 6-2 6-2 SWC Champions
1944 Blair Cherry 7-4
1945 Blair Cherry 11-1 10-1 SWC Champions
1946 Bibb Falk 19-2 14-0 SWC Champions
1947 Bibb Falk 19-2 14-1 SWC Champions
1948 Bibb Falk 18-1 13-1 SWC Champions
1949 Bibb Falk 22-4 13-4 SWC Champions, NCAA Champions
1950 Bibb Falk 14-4 14-1 SWC Champions, NCAA Champions
1951 Bibb Falk 15-4 11-4 SWC Champions
1952 Bibb Falk 19-9 11-4 SWC Champions
1953 Bibb Falk 24-7-1 12-3-1 SWC Champions
1954 Bibb Falk 15-7-2 10-2-1 SWC Champions
1955 Bibb Falk 10-13-1 7-8-1
1956 Bibb Falk 5-13 3-11
1957 Bibb Falk 19-5 12-1 SWC Champions
1958 Bibb Falk 18-7 13-2 SWC Champions
1959 Bibb Falk 13-7 9-5
1960 Bibb Falk 19-3 13-2 SWC Champions
1961 Bibb Falk 20-5-2 11-3-2 SWC Champions
1962 Bibb Falk 22-7 12-2 SWC Champions
1963 Bibb Falk 21-7-1 12-3 SWC Champions
1964 Bibb Falk 16-7-1 10-5-1
1965 Bibb Falk 18-7 11-4 SWC Champions
1966 Bibb Falk 21-9-2 9-6 SWC Champions
1967 Bibb Falk 17-11 10-5 SWC Champions
1968 Cliff Gustafson 23-11 12-4 SWC Champions
1969 Cliff Gustafson 35-6 14-2 SWC Champions
1970 Cliff Gustafson 39-8 14-1 SWC Champions
1971 Cliff Gustafson 33-11 15-3 SWC Champions
1972 Cliff Gustafson 40-9 12-6 SWC Champions
1973 Cliff Gustafson 50-7 15-3 SWC Champions
1974 Cliff Gustafson 54-8 20-4 SWC Champions
1975 Cliff Gustafson 56-6 23-1 SWC Champions, NCAA Champions
1976 Cliff Gustafson 42-16 19-5 SWC Champions
1977 Cliff Gustafson 53-9 17-7
1978 Cliff Gustafson 36-16 12-12
1979 Cliff Gustafson 55-8 18-6 SWC Champions, SWC Tournament Champions
1980 Cliff Gustafson 53-13 18-6 SWC Champions, SWC Tournament Champions
1981 Cliff Gustafson 61-11-1 16-5 SWC Champions, SWC Tournament Champions
1982 Cliff Gustafson 59-6 12-4 SWC Champions, SWC Tournament Champions
1983 Cliff Gustafson 66-14 18-3 SWC Champions, SWC Tournament Champions, NCAA Champions
1984 Cliff Gustafson 60-14 16-5 SWC Champions, SWC Tournament Champions
1985 Cliff Gustafson 64-14 16-5 SWC Champions
1986 Cliff Gustafson 51-14 16-5 SWC Champions
1987 Cliff Gustafson 61-11 18-3 SWC Champions, SWC Tournament Champions
1988 Cliff Gustafson 58-11-1 18-2-1 SWC Champions,SWC Tournament Champions
1989 Cliff Gustafson 54-18 14-7
1990 Cliff Gustafson 51-17 15-5 SWC Tournament Champions
1991 Cliff Gustafson 48-18 14-7 SWC Champions, SWC Tournament Champions
1992 Cliff Gustafson 48-17 28-8 SWC Champions
1993 Cliff Gustafson 51-16 11-7
1994 Cliff Gustafson 43-21 9-9 SWC Tournament Champions
1995 Cliff Gustafson 44-19 14-10
1996 Cliff Gustafson 39-24 17-7 SWC Champions
1997 Augie Garrido 29-22 12-15
1998 Augie Garrido 23-32-1 11-18-1
1999 Augie Garrido 36-26 17-13
2000 Augie Garrido 46-21 19-10
2001 Augie Garrido 36-26 19-11
2002 Augie Garrido 57-15 19-8 Big 12 Champions, Big 12 Tournament Champions, NCAA Champions
2003 Augie Garrido 50-20 19-8 Big 12 Tournament Champions
2004 Augie Garrido 51-16 11-7 Big 12 Champions
2005 Augie Garrido 43-21 16-10 NCAA Champions
2006 Augie Garrido 41-21 19-7 Big 12 Champions
2007 Augie Garrido 46-17 21-6 Big 12 Champions
2008 Augie Garrido 39-22 15-12 Big 12 Tournament Champions
2009 Augie Garrido 50-16-1 17-9-1 Big 12 Champions, Big 12 Tournament Champions
2010 Augie Garrido 50-13 24-3 Big 12 Champions
2011 Augie Garrido 49-19 19-8 Big 12 Champions
2012 Augie Garrido 30-22 13-10

All-time series records[edit]

Big 12 members[edit]

*Through June 30, 2012.
Information Source: 2013 Texas Longhorns Baseball Media Guide - History section

Texas
vs.
Overall Record
Baylor UT, 234-102-4
Iowa State UT, 8-5
Kansas UT, 41-17
Kansas State UT 44-12-1
Oklahoma UT, 139-51-2
Oklahoma State UT, 53-28
Texas Tech UT, 102-37
TCU UT 219-58-2
West Virginia never met
*As of July 1, 2012.

Former Big 12 and SWC members[edit]

Colorado and Nebraska both competed in the Big 12 from 1997 to 2011. Arkansas (1915–1991), Rice (1915–1996), SMU (1918–1996), and Houston (1971–1996) all competed in the Southwest Conference. Missouri and Texas A&M both left for the SEC in 2012. *Through June 30, 2012.
Information Source: 2013 Texas Longhorns Baseball Media Guide - History section

Texas
vs.
Overall Record
Arkansas UT, 74-33
Colorado UT, 3-0
Houston UT, 90-30-2
Missouri UT, 34-28
Nebraska UT, 31-28
Rice UT, 220-53-2
SMU UT, 142-23
Texas A&M UT, 240-123-5
*As of July 1, 2012.

Rivalries[edit]

The Longhorns enjoy spirited rivalries with Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Baylor among others.

Baylor[edit]

Texas's rivalry with Baylor dates back April 4, 1903, when the Longhorns beat the Bears 13-1 in Austin. Since then, the schools have competed in an annual series, alternating between campuses as host.

Oklahoma[edit]

Texas's rivalry with Oklahoma dates back May 9, 1910, when the Longhorns beat the Sooners 3-2 in Austin. Oklahoma was part of the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association and later the Southwest Conference until 1919. Between 1925 and 1997, when both joined the Big 12, playing each other for one series every year from 1940 to 1972. often in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

Oklahoma State[edit]

Texas's rivalry with Oklahoma State dates back May 1, 1913, when the Longhorns beat the Cowboys 4-1 in Austin. Oklahoma State, then known as Oklahoma A&M, was part of the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association and later the Southwest Conference until 1925. Between 1919 and 1997, when both joined the Big 12, the schools played each other sporadically. When they did compete, it was often in NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

Texas A&M[edit]

The Longhorns rivalry with Texas A&M is part of the State Farm Lone Star Showdown. The baseball rivalry dates back to April 24, 1903, when the Longhorns defeated the Aggies 6-2 in College Station. The Longhorns and Aggies combined to win or share 75 of 81 Southwest Conference regular season championships and 13 of 19 conference tournaments. In Big 12 play, the two schools have shared 10 of 15 regular season titles and 7 of 15 conference tournaments. After the 2012 season, Texas A&M left for the SEC.

Texas Tech[edit]

Texas's rivalry with Texas Tech dates back March 22, 1968, when the Longhorns beat the Red Raiders 7-5 in Lubbock. That was the year Texas Tech joined the Southwest Conference. Since then, the schools have competed each year in a three game series.

Individual Awards[edit]

National College Baseball Hall of Fame[edit]

The Longhorns have had six players, two coaches, and one veteran inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, more than any other school.

National Awards[edit]

First Team All-Americans[edit]

The University of Texas has had more than 50 players named to first team All-American and more than 20 players to the first team Freshman All-American team.[7]

All College World Series[edit]

Over 45 players have been named to the All College World Series team.[8]

Conference Awards[edit]

Southwest Conference[edit]

First Team All Southwest Conference[edit]

From 1922 until the conference dissolved in 1996, 352 Longhorns were named first team all Southwest Conference.[9]

Southwest Conference All Tournament Team[edit]

From 1981 to 1996, 66 to the first team all Southwest Conference Tournament team.[10]

Big 12 Conference[edit]

First Team All Big 12 Conference[edit]

Since joining the Big 12 for the 1997 season, over 40 Longhorns have been named a first team all-conference selection.[11]

Big 12 Conference All Tournament Team[edit]

Since 1997, over 30 players have been named to the all tournament team.[12]

Notable players[edit]

Over 100 former Longhorns have gone on to play Major League Baseball.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]