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38 Days, 38 Sports: Baseball

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 07/10/2013
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer
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As a countdown to the start of the 2013-14 athletic schedule, GoPrincetonTigers.com will take a look at each of Princeton's 38 sports. A new post will be added each day Monday through Friday until the first Princeton athletic event on Aug. 31.

 

 Princeton Baseball: Five Numbers to Know
1864 First season 44

MLB Draftees Since 1965

17 EIBL/Ivy League Championships 11 NCAA Tournament Appearances 7 All-Americas

 Head Coach

 Scott Bradley
17th season as head coach in 2013-14
Former MLB catcher from 1984-92
• Won 8 EIBL/Ivy League Championships
• Coached 1 Ivy Player of the Year, 3 Ivy Pitchers of the Year and 4 Ivy Rookie of the Years
• former players are currently playing in the Majors


Two to Watch

Mike Ford
• 2013 Ivy League Player and Pitcher of the Year
1st player in Ivy history to be named Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the Year in a career
1st John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Finalist
6-0 with a 0.98 ERA in 2013
 


Alec Keller
• Two-time All-Ivy League First Team selection
• 2013 Ivy League Blair Bat Award winner for top batting average
• Averaged .378 with 54 hits, 32 runs and 17 RBI


 Five Princeton Baseball Facts

• Baseball was the first varsity sport at Princeton, making its intercollegiate debut in November 1864 versus Williams College.

• Princeton is the first program to have a player win both the Ivy League Player and Pitcher of the Year award in the same season. It is also only Ivy League program to have a player win all three top awards in a career.

• Seven former Tigers are currently playing professional baseball in the Majors and Minors.

• The program boasts over 2,000 career victories.

• Tiger pitchers have tossed 13 no-hitters in program history.

 

 

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