Eastern Illinois Panthers baseball

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Eastern Illinois Panthers baseball
Eastern Illinois Panthers wordmark.svg
Founded1904 (1904)
UniversityEastern Illinois University
Head coachJason Anderson (5th season)
ConferenceOhio Valley Conference
LocationCharleston, Illinois
Home stadiumCoaches Stadium at Monier Field
(Capacity: 500)
NicknamePanthers
ColorsBlue and Gray[1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
1999, 2008
Conference tournament champions
OVC: 1999, 2008
Conference champions
OVC: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2009

The Eastern Illinois Panthers baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, United States. The team is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. Eastern Illinois’ first baseball team was fielded in 1904. The team plays its home games at Coaches Stadium at Monier Field in Charleston, Illinois. The Panthers are coached by Jason Anderson.

Head Coaches[edit]

Year(s) Coach Seasons Overall record Pct
1904–11 A.B. Crowe 8 32–17 .653
1912–50; 1952 Charles Lantz 39 171–216 .442
1951 Henry Miller 1 10–5 .667
1953–56 Clifton White 4 45–38 .542
1957 Bill Rogers 1 4–11 .267
1958–62 Jack Kaley 5 75–61 .551
1963–65; 1967–74 Bill McCabe 11 201–133 .602
1966 Ben Newcomb 1 9–17 .346
1975–77 J.W. Sanders 3 84–49 .632
1978–88 Tom McDevitt 11 299–187–3 .615
1989–94 Dan Callahan 6 154–158–1 .494
1995–2015 Jim Schmitz 20 533–581–1 .478
2016–present Jason Anderson 4 85–135 .386
Totals 13 Coaches 114 Years 1,702–1,608–5 .514

Season Results[edit]

Year Coach Overall record Conference record Conference standing Conference
Independent 1904–1946
1904[2] A.B. Crowe 4–0 Independent
1905 A.B. Crowe 2–0 Independent
1906 A.B. Crowe 4–2 Independent
1907 A.B. Crowe 5–0 Independent
1908 A.B. Crowe 9–3 Independent
1909 A.B. Crowe 4–2 Independent
1910 A.B. Crowe 2–5 Independent
1911 A.B. Crowe 2–5 Independent
1912 Charles Lantz 2–5 Independent
1913 Charles Lantz 5–2 Independent
1914 Charles Lantz 3–4 Independent
1915 Charles Lantz 3–4 Independent
1916 Charles Lantz 3–3 Independent
1917 Charles Lantz 1–5 Independent
1918 Charles Lantz 6–4 Independent
1919 Charles Lantz 2–5 Independent
1920 Charles Lantz 6–2 Independent
1921 Charles Lantz 4–4 Independent
1922 Charles Lantz 3–4 Independent
1923 Charles Lantz 2–4 Independent
1924 Charles Lantz 6–3 Independent
1925 Charles Lantz 4–5 Independent
1926 Charles Lantz 3–7 Independent
1927 Charles Lantz 4–5 Independent
1928 Charles Lantz 1–9 Independent
1929 Charles Lantz 2–5 Independent
1930 Charles Lantz 1–5 Independent
1931 Charles Lantz 3–6 Independent
1932 Charles Lantz 4–7 Independent
1933 Charles Lantz 5–6 Independent
1934 Charles Lantz 3–7 Independent
1935 Charles Lantz 5–4 Independent
1936 Charles Lantz 4–6 Independent
1937 Charles Lantz 1–7 Independent
1938 Charles Lantz 6–7 Independent
1939 Charles Lantz 5–8 Independent
1940 Charles Lantz 4–10 Independent
1941 Charles Lantz 7–5 Independent
1942 Charles Lantz 6–7 Independent
1943 Charles Lantz 4–7 Independent
1944 No Games Played N/A N/A N/A N/A
1945 Charles Lantz 3–6 Independent
1946 Charles Lantz 3–7 Independent
Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 1947–1969
1947 Charles Lantz 10–5 1st IIAC
1948 Charles Lantz 13–4 2nd IIAC
1949 Charles Lantz 10–7 1st IIAC
1950 Charles Lantz 6–8 3rd IIAC
1951 Henry Miller 10–5 4th IIAC
1952 Charles Lantz 7–8 4th IIAC
1953 Clifton White 11–3 1st IIAC
1954 Clifton White 14–6 T—2nd IIAC
1955 Clifton White 12–13 6th IIAC
1956 Clifton White 8–16 7th IIAC
1957 Bill Rogers 4–11 7th IIAC
1958 Jack Kaley 7–13 7th IIAC
1959 Jack Kaley 14–15 T—3rd IIAC
1960 Jack Kaley 19–12 7–7 3rd IIAC
1961 Jack Kaley 18–11 11–6 2nd IIAC
1962 Jack Kaley 17–10 10–4 2nd IIAC
1963 Bill McCabe 15–10 6–6 T—2nd IIAC
1964 Bill McCabe 23–7 8–4 2nd IIAC
1965 Bill McCabe 15–8 5–5 T—2nd IIAC
1966 Ben Newcomb 9–17 3–7 3rd IIAC
1967 Bill McCabe 14–17 3–6 3rd IIAC
1968 Bill McCabe 18–7 3–4 2nd IIAC
1969 Bill McCabe 10–14 1–5 3rd IIAC
Independent 1970–1984
1970 Bill McCabe 13–20 Independent
1971 Bill McCabe 25–12 Independent
1972 Bill McCabe 19–11 Independent
1973 Bill McCabe 27–13 Independent
1974 Bill McCabe 22–14 Independent
1975 J. W. Sanders 25–15 Independent
1976 J. W. Sanders 36–11 Independent
1977 J. W. Sanders 23–23 Independent
1978 Tom McDevitt 27–19 Independent
1979 Tom McDevitt 20–18 Independent
1980 Tom McDevitt 26–20 Independent
1981 Tom McDevitt 36–14 Independent
1982 Tom McDevitt 29–12 Independent
1983 Tom McDevitt 22–12 Independent
1984 Tom McDevitt 19–11 Independent
Mid-Continent Conference 1985–1996
1985 Tom McDevitt 33–14–1 8–0 1st (Gray) MCC
1986 Tom McDevitt 29–22–1 4–7 3rd MCC
1987 Tom McDevitt 31–22–1 9–3 1st (Gray) MCC
1988 Tom McDevitt 27–23 6—6 2nd (Gray) MCC
1989 Dan Callahan 31–19 6–2 2nd (Gray) MCC
1990 Dan Callahan 24–30 4–7 2nd (Gray) MCC
1991 Dan Callahan 27–32 8–0 1st (West) MCC
1992 Dan Callahan 24–30 13–7 1st (West) MCC
1993 Dan Callahan 23–23–1 9–6–1 3rd MCC
1994 Dan Callahan 24–24 14–8 2nd MCC
1995 Jim Schmitz 28–19 15–5 1st (West) MCC
1996 Jim Schmitz 25–22 15–3 1st (West) MCC
Ohio Valley Conference 1997–present
1997 Jim Schmitz 25–28 13–11 4th OVC
1998 Jim Schmitz 37–16 17–6 1st OVC
1999 Jim Schmitz 33–23 17–7 1st OVC
2000 Jim Schmitz 22–33 10–13 6th OVC
2001 Jim Schmitz 35–20 19—1 1st OVC
2002 Jim Schmitz 25–26 12–8 2nd OVC
2003 Jim Schmitz 26–31 8–12 6th OVC
2004 Jim Schmitz 26–30 17–9 2nd OVC
2005 Jim Schmitz 17–39 14–13 T—6th OVC
2006 Jim Schmitz 31–24 17–10 3rd OVC
2007 Jim Schmitz 23–28 12–15 7th OVC
2008 Jim Schmitz 27–30 13–13 4th OVC
2009 Jim Schmitz 31–19 13–5 1st OVC
2010 Jim Schmitz 18–35 11–12 5th OVC
2011 Jim Schmitz 18–33 9–12 7th OVC
2012 Jim Schmitz 29–29 15–11 4th OVC
2013 Jim Schmitz 22–27 11–17 7th OVC
2014 Jim Schmitz 22–33–1 15–14–1 6th OVC
2015 Jim Schmitz 13–36 9–21 11th OVC
2016 Jason Anderson 15–39 8–22 10th OVC
2017 Jason Anderson 21–35 12–18 9th OVC
2018 Jason Anderson 23–31 12–18 8th OVC
2019 Jason Anderson 26–30 13–17 7th OVC
Totals 114 Years
13 Coaches
1,702–1,608–5
(.514)
3 Conferences

Retired Numbers[edit]

No. Player Position Career Date of Retirement
2 Kevin Seitzer[3] 3B 1980–83 October 13, 2012
19 Marty Pattin P 1962–65 April 18, 2009

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eastern Illinois University Panthers - Media Relations". October 15, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "2017 EIU Baseball Records" (PDF).
  3. ^ "EIU Retired Numbers".
  4. ^ "Tim Bogar". Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Marty Pattin". Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Stan Royer". Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Kevin Seitzer". Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved 3 October 2013.