William & Mary Tribe baseball

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William & Mary Tribe
Founded: 1895
William & Mary Tribe athletic logo

University The College of William & Mary
Conference CAA
Location Williamsburg, VA
Head Coach Brian Murphy (1st year)
Home Stadium Plumeri Park
(Capacity: 1,000)
Nickname Tribe
Colors

Green and Gold and Silver

                   
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1983, 2001, 2013
Conference Tournament Champions
1983, 2001
Conference Champions
1906, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1983, 2001

The William & Mary Tribe baseball team represents The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in NCAA Division I competition. The school's team, founded in 1895, currently competes in the Colonial Athletic Association and play their home games at the off-campus Plumeri Park. Brian Murphy was named head coach on December 3, 2013 after previous coach Jamie Pinzino departed for Oklahoma after the 2013 season.

History[edit]

The Tribe have never qualified for the College World Series but have previously played in three NCAA tournaments in 1983, 2001 and 2013. The Tribe's combined NCAA tournament record is 2–6 (.250). They have won six conference championships with the most recent coming in 2001. The team has an all-time record of 1,359–1,519–12 (.472) over 119 season of play.[1]

Conference affiliations[edit]

Venue[edit]

The William & Mary Tribe men's baseball team currently plays at off-campus Plumeri Park which opened in 2001 and has a seating capacity of 1,000. The stadium is named after William & Mary alumnus Joseph J. Plumeri II who also played on the baseball team as member of the Class of 1966. Previously, the baseball team played on campus on a field located next to Zable Stadium on land currently occupied by practice fields for the football team as part of the Jimmye Laycock Football Center.

Head coaches[edit]

The program's longest tenured head coaches was Jim Farr who served as head coach for 12 seasons from 1993 to 2005.[3]

Year(s) Coach Seasons W-L-T Pct
1895–1904 Unknown 10 7–8–1 .469
1905–1906 J. Merrill Blanchard 2 5–0 1.000
1907 James H. Barry 2
1908 H. B. White 2
1909–1910 George E. O'Hearn 1
1911 Frederick R. Savage
W. J. Young
1 4–2 .666
1912–1913 Unknown 2 8–23 .258
1914–1916 Dexter W. Draper 3 33–14 .702
1917 Samuel H. Hubbard 1
1918 Bathurst Peachy 1 5–7 .417
1919 Vernon Geddy 1 5–7 .417
1920–1923 James G. Driver 4 46–26 .639
1924–1928 J. Wilder Tasker 4 59–50–2 .541
1929–1930 Harry Young 2 30–15 .667
1931–1931, 1938 John Kellison 5 63–25 .716
1935–1937 Bill Scott 3 33–27–1 .549
1939–1941 Rube McCray 3 21–32–2 .400
1941–1942 Albert H. Werner 2 15–16 .484
1943–1945 No team held
1946 Sam B. Holt 1 14–4 .778
1947 Richard F. Gallagher 1 9–9 .500
1948 Marvin Bass 1 11–5 .688
1949 Orlin Rogers 1 18–8 .692
1950–1951 Howard Smith 2 11–27 .289
1952, 1966–1970 H. Lester Hooker 6 92–81 .532
1953–1957 Eric Tipton 5 33–54 .380
1958–1959 Ed Derringe 2 7–23 .233
1960–1964 Joe Agee 5 16–69 .188
1965, 1979–1982 Maynard Weber 5 28–106 .209
1971 Bo Rein 1 19–16 .543
1972 George Pearce 1 15–18 .455
1973 Les Roes 1 11–15 .423
1974 Tony Zontini 1 8–17 .320
1975–1978, 1982–1985 Ed Jones 8 115–162–3 .416
1986–1987 Joe Breeden 2 22–69 .242
1988 Chris Rankin 1 17–28 .378
1989–1992 Bill Harris 4 49–114–1 .302
1993–2005 Jim Farr 13 372–313–2 .543
2006–2012 Frank Leoni 7 196–178 .524
2013 Jamie Pinzino 1 38–23 .644
2014–present Brian Murphy 1 0–0 .000
TOTALS
48
119
1,359–1,519–12
.472

Current coaching staff[edit]

  • Head coachBrian Murphy[4]
  • Assistant coach – Brian Casey
  • Assistant coach – Vacant

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

Year Round Opponents Results/Scores
1983 East Regional North Carolina L, 0–11
James Madison L, 8–13
2001 Clemson Regional Clemson L, 1–4
South Alabama L, 4–8
2013 Raleigh Regional Ole Miss W, 4–2
NC State L, 1–0
Ole Miss W, 4–1
NC State L, 2–9

Notable former players[edit]

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

Player Position All-American Year(s)
Chris Rahl OF 2004

MLB players[edit]

Player Position Major League Teams
Bill Bray P Washington Nationals (2006); Cincinnati Reds (2006–2008, 2010–present)
Adam Butler P Atlanta Braves (1998)
Brendan Harris IF Chicago Cubs (2004); Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals (2004–06); Cincinnati Reds (2006); Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2007); Minnesota Twins (2008–10)
Owen Kahn OF Boston Braves (1930)
Bud Metheny OF New York Yankees (1943–46)
Curtis Pride OF Montreal Expos (1993, 1995); Detroit Tigers (1996–97); Boston Red Sox (1997); Atlanta Braves (1998); Boston Red Sox (2000); Montreal Expos (2001); New York Yankees (2003); Anaheim Angels (2004–06)
Vic Raschi P New York Yankees (1946–53); St. Louis Cardinals (1954–55); Kansas City Athletics (1956)
Chris Ray P Baltimore Orioles (2005–09); Texas Rangers (2009–10); San Francisco Giants (2010); Seattle Mariners (2011)
Will Rhymes 2B Detroit Tigers (2010–11); Tampa Bay Rays (2012–present)
Elwood Smith OF New York Giants (1926)

[5]

MLB draftees[edit]

William & Mary has had 34 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[6]

References[edit]

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