Texas Longhorns baseball
|Texas Longhorns Baseball|
|2014 Texas Longhorns baseball team|
|University||University of Texas at Austin|
|Head Coach||Augie Garrido (18th year)|
UFCU Disch-Falk Field
|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
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 are the most successful NCAA Division I college baseball program 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). As of the end of the 2014 season, Texas has won 77 regular season conference championships and 15 conference tournament championships in baseball.
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.
- 1.1 The early years (1894-1910)
- 1.2 William J. "Billy" Disch era (1911-1939)
- 1.3 Bibb Falk era (1940-1967)
- 1.4 Cliff Gustafson era (1968-1996)
- 1.5 Augie Garrido era (1997-present)
- 1.6 National championship teams
- 1.7 Longest game in college-baseball history
- 2 All-time season results
- 3 All-time series records
- 4 Rivalries
5 Individual Awards
- 5.1 National College Baseball Hall of Fame
- 5.2 National Awards
- 5.3 Conference Awards
- 6 Notable players
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
Longest game in college-baseball history
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.
All-time season results
*Through June 30, 2012.
Information Source: 2013 Texas Longhorns Baseball Media Guide - History section
|Year||Head Coach||Collegiate Record||Conference Record||Notes|
|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|
|1905||Ralph Hutchinson||13-5||SWIAA Champions|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|1932||Billy Disch||11-5||11-5||SWC Champions|
|1935||Billy Disch||11-3||9-3||SWC Champions|
|1936||Billy Disch||12-2||12-1||SWC Champions|
|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|
|1943||Blair Cherry||6-2||6-2||SWC Champions|
|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|
|1957||Bibb Falk||19-5||12-1||SWC Champions|
|1958||Bibb Falk||18-7||13-2||SWC Champions|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|1994||Cliff Gustafson||43-21||9-9||SWC Tournament Champions|
|1996||Cliff Gustafson||39-24||17-7||SWC Champions|
|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|
All-time series records
Big 12 members
*Through June 30, 2012.
|Iowa State||UT, 8-5|
|Kansas State||UT 44-12-1|
|Oklahoma State||UT, 53-28|
|Texas Tech||UT, 102-37|
|West Virginia||never met|
|*As of July 1, 2012.|
Former Big 12 and SWC members
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.
|Texas A&M||UT, 240-123-5|
|*As of July 1, 2012.|
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
National College Baseball Hall of FameThe Longhorns have had six players, two coaches, and one veteran inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, more than any other school.
First Team All-AmericansThe 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.
All College World Series
Over 45 players have been named to the All College World Series team.
First Team All Southwest Conference
From 1922 until the conference dissolved in 1996, 352 Longhorns were named first team all Southwest Conference.
Southwest Conference All Tournament Team
From 1981 to 1996, 66 to the first team all Southwest Conference Tournament team.
Big 12 Conference
First Team All Big 12 Conference
Since joining the Big 12 for the 1997 season, over 40 Longhorns have been named a first team all-conference selection.
Big 12 Conference All Tournament Team
Since 1997, over 30 players have been named to the all tournament team.
Notable playersOver 100 former Longhorns have gone on to play Major League Baseball.
- List of NCAA Division I baseball programs
- Clark Field I
- Clark Field II
- List of Big 12 Conference champions in baseball
- List of Southwest Conference champions in baseball
- "NCAA 2008 Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). NCAASports.com. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
- *Schlegel, John. "Texas wins NCAA record 25-inning game", MLB.com (MLB Advanced Media, L.P.), May 31, 2009.
- "2009 NCAA Div. I Baseball College World Series Bracket" (in column 1 (Regionals), click on Austin box; then click on Texas–BC box), NCAA.com (NCAA).
- http://www.baseball-reference.com/schools/texas.shtml University of Texas at Austin Longhorns @Baseball-Reference.com
- Texas Longhorn baseball homepage