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Vanderbilt Commodores
Founded: 1886
2014 Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team
Vanderbilt Commodores athletic logo

University Vanderbilt University
Conference SEC
Eastern Division
Location Nashville, TN
Head Coach Tim Corbin (12th year)
Home Stadium Hawkins Field
(Capacity: 3,700)
Nickname Commodores
Colors

Black and Gold

            
National Championships
2014
College World Series Appearances
2011, 2014
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1973, 1974, 1980, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference Tournament Champions
1980, 2007
Conference Champions
1973, 1974, 1980, 2007, 2011, 2013

The Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team represents Vanderbilt University in NCAA Division I college baseball. The team participates in the Eastern division of the Southeastern Conference. The Commodores, named for shipping and rail magnate "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided Vanderbilt its initial endowment of $500,000 in 1873, play their home games on campus at Hawkins Field, and are currently coached by head coach Tim Corbin.[1]

History[edit]

Vanderbilt's baseball team secured only three NCAA appearances in the 20th century—in 1973, 1974, and 1980. However, it has enjoyed a great deal of success in the new millennium. They have been to every NCAA Tournament but one since 2004. The team qualified for the NCAA Super Regionals in 2004, had the nation's top recruiting class in 2005 according to Baseball America,[2] made the NCAA field again in 2006, and won the 2007 SEC regular-season and SEC tournament crowns. The Commodores were ranked first in most polls for a majority of the 2007 season and earned the #1 national seed for the 2007 NCAA tournament. Vanderbilt's victory over the University of Virginia in the finals of the 2014 NCAA tournament marks the program's first national title and second appearance in the College World Series, having first appeared in 2011.

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Hawkins Field

The Commodores play their home games at Hawkins Field, which is an on-campus facility with a 3,700 seat capacity. Temporary outfield bleachers were installed for the 2007 Regionals and all of the 2008 season, bringing the capacity to 3,535. In May 2008, Vanderbilt announced extensive plans to upgrade its athletic facilities, including the addition of permanent seats down the first base line and outfield seats in both left-center and right field. These additions increased the size of Hawkins Field to its current capacity of 3,700 seats. It is adjacent to both Vanderbilt Stadium and Memorial Gymnasium and is across the street from the McGugin Center. Hawkins Field opened in 2002 and is named after a donor who gave $2 million to help finance construction. The stadium was also the site of the first NCAA Baseball Tournament Regional that Vanderbilt ever hosted when it was the site of the Nashville Regional in 2007. Vanderbilt and Hawkins Field again hosted Regionals (as well as Super Regionals) in 2011, 2013, and 2014.

Head coaches[edit]

  • Records are through the end of the 2011 Season
  • Records taken from the 2011 Vanderbilt baseball media guide.[3]
Tenure Coach Years G W L T Winning %
1904 T. W. Davis 1 25 19 6 0 .760
1908 Grantland Rice 1 22 11 9 2 .538
1909–1910 E. J. Hamilton 2 38 19 18 1 .513
1911 Drew Fann 1 15 8 7 0 .533
1912–1913 Herbet Sanborn 2 40 21 17 2 .550
1914 Dick Lyle 1 23 13 8 2 .609
1917, 24–40&52 Bill Schwartz 19 268 155 112 1 .580
1918 John Palmer 1 13 5 8 0 .384
1919 Ray Morrison 1 6 3 3 0 .500
1920–1921 Byrd Douglas 2 50 31 19 0 .620
1922–1923 Wallace Wade 2 39 26 13 0 .667
1942&1947 James A. Scoggins 2 40 20 19 1 .513
1948 Tommy Harrison 1 22 11 9 2 .545
1949–51&54–56 Dave Scobey 6 118 43 75 0 .364
1953 Woody Johnson 1 18 5 13 0 .278
1957–1959&61 Dick Richardson 4 87 24 63 0 .276
1960 Harley Boss 3 63 21 42 0 .333
1962 Jerry Elliot 1 22 2 18 2 .136
1965–1967 George Archie 3 60 18 42 0 .300
1968–1978 Larry Schmittou 11 559 306 252 1 .548
1979–2002 Roy Mewbourne 24 1272 655 608 9 .518
2003–present Tim Corbin 12 767 517 250 0 .675
Totals 23 coaches 101 3567 1933 1611 23 .540

Year-by-year results[edit]

Records taken from the 2011 Vanderbilt baseball media guide.[3]
In 1997, Vanderbilt forfeited 30 games due to an ineligible player.

Year Head coach W L T Winning % Conf. W Conf. L Conf. T Winning % Conf. finish Notes
1886 Unavailable 1 1 0 .500 0 0 .000 N/A
1887 Unavailable 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1888 Unavailable 2 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1889 Unavailable 1 1 0 .500 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1890 No Records Available 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1891 Unavailable 0 3 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1892 Unavailable 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1893 Unavailable 5 3 2 .600 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1894 Unavailable 4 4 0 .500 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1895 Unavailable 3 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1896 Unavailable 7 2 1 .750 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1897 Unavailable 8 4 0 .500 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1898 Unavailable 8 2 1 .773 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1899 Unavailable 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1900 Unavailable 8 7 0 .533 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1901 Unavailable 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1902 Unavailable 11 6 1 .639 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1903 Unavailable 15 2 0 .882 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1904 T.W. Davis 19 6 0 .760 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1905 Unavailable 22 5 0 .815 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1906 Unavailable 11 10 0 .524 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1907 Unavailable 15 5 0 .750 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1908 Grantland Rice 11 9 2 .545 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1909 E.J. Hamilton 7 12 1 .375 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1910 E.J. Hamilton 12 6 0 .667 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1911 Anderson Weakley 8 7 0 .533 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1912 Herbert Sanborn 13 7 0 .650 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1913 Herbert Sanborn 8 10 2 .450 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1914 Dick Lyle 13 8 2 .609 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1915 Unavailable 15 13 2 .533 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1916 Unavailable 12 4 0 .750 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1917 Bill Schwartz 1 0 1 .750 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1918 Palmer 5 8 0 .385 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1919 Ray Morrison 3 3 0 .500 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1920 Byrd Douglas 11 11 0 .500 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1921 Byrd Douglas 20 8 0 .714 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1922 Wallace Wade 14 7 0 .667 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1923 Wallace Wade 12 6 0 .667 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1924 Bill Schwartz 5 9 0 .357 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1925 Bill Schwartz 10 8 0 .556 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1926 Bill Schwartz 13 13 0 .500 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1927 Bill Schwartz 11 12 0 .478 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1928 Bill Schwartz 7 6 0 .538 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1929 Bill Schwartz 17 5 0 .773 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1930 Bill Schwartz 9 7 0 .563 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1931 Bill Schwartz 7 7 0 .500 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1932 Bill Schwartz 16 4 0 .800 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1933 Unavailable 9 1 0 .900 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1934 Bill Schwartz 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1935 Bill Schwartz 10 2 0 .833 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1936 Bill Schwartz 15 2 0 .882 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1937 Bill Schwartz 11 4 0 .733 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1938 Bill Schwartz 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1939 Bill Schwartz 11 5 0 .688 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1940 Bill Schwartz 8 2 0 .800 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1941 Unavailable 8 10 0 .444 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1942 Jim Scoggins 10 8 1 .553 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1943 Unavailable 14 8 0 .636 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1944 No team due to WWII 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1945 No team due to WWII 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1946 No team 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 N/A
1947 Jim Scoggins 10 11 0 .476 2 5 0 .286
1948 Tommy Harrison 11 9 2 .523 7 8 1 .333
1949 Dave Scobey 8 11 1 .425 4 8 0 .333
1950 Dave Scobey 6 16 0 .273 4 13 0 .308
1951 Dave Scobey 0 18 1 .026 0 13 1 .036
1952 Bill Schwartz 4 16 0 .200 2 13 0 .133
1953 Woody Johnson 5 13 0 .278 3 11 0 .133
1954 Dave Scobey 11 9 1 .548 8 7 1 .531
1955 Dave Scobey 12 6 0 .667 10 4 0 .714
1956 Dave Scobey 6 15 0 .200 3 12 0 .200
1957 Dick Richardson 8 14 0 .364 3 13 0 .188
1958 Dick Richardson 4 9 0 .308 2 6 0 .250
1959 Dick Richardson 5 15 0 .250 2 13 0 .133
1960 Harley Boss 8 13 0 .381 5 8 0 .385
1961 Dick Richardson 7 15 0 .318 2 11 0 .154
1962 Jerry Elliot 2 18 2 .119 0 16 2 .056
1963 Harley Boss 6 15 0 .400 4 13 0 .235
1964 Harley Boss 7 14 0 .333 4 12 0 .250
1965 George Archie 5 14 0 .263 1 11 0 .083
1966 George Archie 2 16 0 .111 1 12 0 .077
1967 George Archie 11 12 0 .478 8 9 0 .471
1968 Larry Schmittou 7 15 0 .318 2 13 0 .133 10th
1969 Larry Schmittou 21 18 0 .538 3 10 0 .231 10th
1970 Larry Schmittou 24 16 0 .600 5 10 0 .333 7th
1971 Larry Schmittou 33 19 0 .635 10 7 0 .588 2nd SEC East Division Champions
1972 Larry Schmittou 35 15 0 .700 13 5 0 .722 2nd SEC East Division Champions
1973 Larry Schmittou 36 16 0 .692 13 5 0 .722 1st SEC Champions
NCAA Regional
1974 Larry Schmittou 37 22 0 .627 11 4 0 .733 1st SEC Champions
NCAA Regional
1975 Larry Schmittou 30 39 0 .435 7 9 0 .438 t-7th
1976 Larry Schmittou 27 23 0 .540 12 12 0 .500 4th
1977 Larry Schmittou 25 25 1 .500 13 12 0 .520 3rd
1978 Larry Schmittou 31 17 0 .646 10 13 0 .435 8th
1979 Roy Mewbourne 21 25 0 .457 8 14 0 .364 8th
1980 Roy Mewbourne 34 21 1 .616 13 9 0 .591 3rd SECT Champions
NCAA Regional
1981 Roy Mewbourne 26 25 1 .510 9 12 1 .432 6th
1982 Roy Mewbourne 28 17 2 .617 11 12 1 .479 6th
1983 Roy Mewbourne 22 23 1 .489 6 15 0 .286 9th
1984 Roy Mewbourne 28 17 0 .622 9 11 0 .450 6th
1985 Roy Mewbourne 35 16 0 .686 10 13 0 .435 t-6th
1986 Roy Mewbourne 25 29 0 .463 9 18 0 .333 9th
1987 Roy Mewbourne 27 25 0 .519 7 20 0 .259 9th
1988 Roy Mewbourne 30 23 0 .566 11 16 0 .407 t-6th
1989 Roy Mewbourne 31 21 2 .593 11 15 1 .426 7th
1990 Roy Mewbourne 28 30 0 .483 12 13 0 .480 5th
1991 Roy Mewbourne 29 27 0 .518 8 19 0 .296 9th
1992 Roy Mewbourne 29 24 1 .546 11 12 0 .478 6th
1993 Roy Mewbourne 32 23 1 .580 11 15 1 .426 8th
1994 Roy Mewbourne 28 30 0 .483 10 20 0 .333 10th
1995 Roy Mewbourne 26 30 0 .464 8 19 0 .296 11th
1996 Roy Mewbourne 29 25 0 .537 14 16 0 .467 8th
1997* Roy Mewbourne 31 24 0 .564 14 16 0 .467 8th
1998 Roy Mewbourne 25 28 0 .472 6 24 0 .200 12th
1999 Roy Mewbourne 22 33 0 .400 8 22 0 .267 12th
2000 Roy Mewbourne 21 33 0 .389 5 24 0 .172 12th
2001 Roy Mewbourne 24 31 0 .436 9 21 0 .300 11th
2002 Roy Mewbourne 24 27 0 .471 7 21 0 .250 11th
2003 Tim Corbin 27 28 0 .491 14 16 0 .467 t-6th
2004 Tim Corbin 45 19 0 .703 16 14 0 .533 7th NCAA Super Regional
2005 Tim Corbin 34 21 0 .618 13 17 0 .433 t-8th
2006 Tim Corbin 38 27 0 .585 16 14 0 .533 6th NCAA Regional
2007 Tim Corbin 54 13 0 .806 22 8 0 .733 1st SEC Champions
SECT Champions
NCAA Regional
2008 Tim Corbin 41 22 0 .651 14 13 0 .519 6th NCAA Regional
2009 Tim Corbin 37 27 0 .578 12 17 0 .414 8th NCAA Regional
2010 Tim Corbin 45 20 0 .692 16 12 0 .571 3rd NCAA Super Regional
2011 Tim Corbin 54 12 0 .830 22 8 0 .724 t 1st SEC Champions
College World Series
2012 Tim Corbin 35 28 0 .556 16 14 0 .533 4th NCAA Regional
2013 Tim Corbin 54 12 0 .830 26 3 0 .897 1st SEC Champions
NCAA Super Regional
2014 Tim Corbin 51 21 0 .704 17 13 0 .567 3rd (East) 2014 NCAA Division I College World Series Champions
Totals 2141∞ 1674 33 .557 605 864 9 .410 5 SEC Championships
2 SEC Tournament Championships
12 NCAA Tournament
2 College World Series
1 World Series Champions
  • ∞ Vanderbilt forfeited 30 games due to an ineligible player.[4]

Vanderbilt in the NCAA Tournament[edit]

Year Record Pct Notes
Vanderbilt did not make the tournament from 1947 to 1972.
1973 2–2 .500 Eliminated by Miami in the Starkville Regional
1974 1–2 .333 Eliminated by Georgia Southern in the Starkville Regional
Vanderbilt did not make the tournament from 1975 to 1979.
1980 0–2 .000 Eliminated by UNO in the Tallahassee Regional
Vanderbilt did not make the tournament from 1981 to 2003.
2004 3–2 .600 Won Charlottesville Regional
Eliminated by Texas in the Austin Super Regional
Vanderbilt did not make the tournament in 2005.
2006 2–2 .500 Eliminated by Georgia Tech in the Atlanta Regional Finals
2007 3–2 .600 #1 Overall seed in the tournament
Eliminated by Michigan in the Nashville Regional Finals
2008 1–2 .333 Eliminated by Oklahoma in the Tempe Regional Semi-finals.
2009 3–2 .600 Eliminated by Louisville in the Louisville Regional Finals
2010 5–3 .625 Won Louisville Regional
Eliminated by Florida State in the Tallahassee Super Regional
2011 7–2 .778 #6 Overall seed in the tournament
Won Nashville Regional
Won Nashville Super Regional
Eliminated by Florida in the College World Series
2012 2–2 .500 Eliminated by North Carolina State in the Raleigh Regional Finals
2013 3–3 .500 #2 Overall seed in the tournament
Won Nashville Regional
Eliminated by Louisville in the Nashville Super Regional
2014 10-3 .769 Won Nashville Regional
Won Nashville Super Regional
Won College World Series
TOTALS 42–29 .591 13 Regional Appearances
5 Super Regional Appearances
2 College World Series Appearances
1 National Championship

NCAA Records[edit]

  • Most stolen bases in one inning (6) SEC Opponent Florida Gators May 26, 2012
  • Most stolen bases in one inning NCAA Opponent Florida Gators May 26, 2012
  • Most stolen bases in a game (7) Opponent Florida Gators May 26, 2012

Individual School Records[edit]

Batting[edit]

  • Batting Average
    Season: .459 – Derrick Jones
    Career: .425 – Hunter Bledsoe
  • Hits
    Game: 6 (Ralph Greenbaum)
    Season: 111 (Warner Jones)
    Career: 300 (Dominic De La Osa)
  • Runs Scored
    Game: 5 (10 players)
    Season: (Pedro Alvarez)
    Career: 208 (Nick Morrow)
  • Doubles
    Game: 4 (Matt Kata)
    Season: 27 (Warner Jones)
    Career: 63 (Dominic De La Osa)
  • Triples
    Game: 2 (8 players)
    Season: 8 (Ryan Klosterman)
    Career: 21 (Tony Kemp)
  • Home Runs
    Game: 3 (3 players)
    Season: 22 (Pedro Alvarez)
    Career: 49 (Pedro Alvarez, Scotti Madison)
  • Total Bases
    Game: 13 (John McLean, Greg Thomas)
    Season: 186 (Pedro Alvarez)
    Career: 452 (Nick Morrow)
  • Runs Batted In
    Game: 9 (David Joiner)
    Season: 74 (Warner Jones, Clint Johnston)
    Career: 181 (Nick Morrow)
  • Base on Balls
    Game: 5 (3 players)
    Season: 63 (Vee Hightower)
    Career: 146 (Steve Chandler)
  • Stolen Bases
    Game: 5 (3 players)
    Season: 51 (Bob Schabes)
    Career: 96 (Charles DeFrance)
  • Strikeouts
    Game: 5 (George Flower)
    Season: 73 (Gary Burns)
    Career: 182 (Cam Hazen)

Pitching[edit]

  • Wins
    Season: 14 (Tyler Beede)
    Career: 29 (Jeff Peeples)
  • Winning Percentage
    Season: 1.000 (Steve Burger, 6–0)
    Career: .792 (Jack Nuismer)
  • Saves
    Season: 16 (Brian Miller)
    Career: 26 (Brian Miller)
  • Games Pitched
    Season: 36 (Joe Barbao)
    Career: 116 (David Daniels)
  • Innings Pitched
    Game: 13 (Scott Newell)
    Season: 133.1 (David Price)
    Career: 340.0 (Jim Heins)
  • Earned Run Average
    Season: 1.07 (Jimmy Stephens)
    Career: 1.68 (Jeff Peeples)
  • Strikeouts
    Game: 23 (Doug Wessel)
    Season: 194 (David Price)
    Career: 441 (David Price)

Player awards[edit]

Pedro Alvarez[edit]

David Price[edit]

  • 2007 Roger Clemens Award Winner[11]
  • 2007 Golden Spikes Award Winner[12]
  • 2007 Dick Howser Trophy Winner[13]
  • 2007 Baseball America College Player of the Year[14]
  • 2007 American Baseball Coaches Association National Player of the Year[15]
  • 2007 American Baseball Coaches Association First Team All American[15]
  • 2007 Brooks Wallace Award Winner[16]
  • 2007 Baseball America College All-America First Team[17]
  • 2007 Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year[18]
  • 2007 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association First Team All-American[19]
  • 2007 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association District Player of the Year[20]
  • 2007 SEC Male Athlete of the Year[21]
  • 2007 SEC Pitcher of the Year[21]
  • 2007 First Team All-SEC[21]
  • 2006 Golden Spikes Award Finalist[22]
  • 2006 Baseball America Summer Player of the Year[14]

Casey Weathers[edit]

  • 2007 Baseball America First Team All American [23]
  • 2007 Collegiate Baseball First Team All American [24]
  • 2007 American Baseball Coaches Association First Team All American[8]
  • 2007 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Third Team All American[7]
  • 2007 First Team All SEC [25]

Other notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://vucommodores.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/052008aai.html
  2. ^ Kimmey, Will (October 11, 2005). "Vandy Recruits Stay For Top Recruiting Class". Baseball America. Retrieved January 10, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b http://vucommodores.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/vand/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/2011-bsb-fact-58
  4. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/vand/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/2012_bsb_fact_book_history.pdf
  5. ^ Vanderbilt in the NCAA
  6. ^ BaseballAmerica.com: College: 2007 College All-America Team Chart
  7. ^ a b NCBWA > News > 2007 Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA All-America Team
  8. ^ a b Price Named ABCA Player of Year :: Junior ace headlines group of five Commodores named to All-American Teams
  9. ^ BaseballAmerica.com: College: Alvarez Dominates In His Debut
  10. ^ BaseballAmerica.com: College: 2006 College All-America Team
  11. ^ Price Takes Fourth Roger Clemens Award
    Watch New 2007 Highlight Video :: Junior ace completes sweep of top collegiate baseball awards
  12. ^ Graham, Chris (June 30, 2007). "Vanderbilt's Price wins baseball's 'Heisman'". The Tennessean. Retrieved June 30, 2007. 
  13. ^ Patton, Maurice (June 14, 2007). "Vanderbilt's Price wins Howser Award". The Tennessean. Retrieved June 30, 2007. 
  14. ^ a b Fitt, Aaron (June 15, 2007). "Price's excellence almost defies words". Baseball America. Retrieved June 30, 2007. 
  15. ^ a b "Price named ABCA Player of the Year". Vanderbilt University. June 18, 2007. Retrieved June 30, 2007. 
  16. ^ "Price Receives Brooks Wallace Award". vucommodores.com. July 4, 2007. Retrieved July 24, 2007. 
  17. ^ Fitt, Aaron (June 15, 2007). "College All-America First Team". Baseball America. Retrieved June 30, 2007. 
  18. ^ Patton, Maurice (May 31, 2007). "Price named national co-player of the year". The Tennessean. Retrieved June 12, 2007. [dead link]
  19. ^ "NCBWA Announces 2007 Pro-Line Cap All-America Team". National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. June 13, 2007. Retrieved June 30, 2007. 
  20. ^ "NCBWA Names 2007 Division I District Players of the Year". National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. June 8, 2007. Retrieved June 30, 2007. 
  21. ^ a b c "Price, Abbott Named SEC Athletes of the Year". Southeastern Conference. June 20, 2007. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved June 30, 2007. 
  22. ^ "Five finalists announced for Golden Spikes Award". ESPN.com. June 1, 2006. Retrieved June 30, 2007. 
  23. ^ BaseballAmerica.com: College: College All-America First Team
  24. ^ All Americans Pre-Season 1999
  25. ^ www.secsports.com – SEC Announces Annual Baseball Honors