What is Iowa baseball record?

Iowa Baseball Record: An Overview

Iowa baseball is a storied and respected tradition of high quality collegiate baseball in the United States. The Iowa Hawkeyes baseball program has a long and rich history of success, having made 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, including two College World Series berths in 1972 and 1973. The Hawkeyes have also won 10 Big Ten Conference championships, with their last one coming in 2017.

But what is Iowa’s overall record? While the Hawkeyes have had their share of success, they have also experienced their fair share of struggles over the years. In this article, we’ll take a look at Iowa’s overall baseball record and discuss the Hawkeyes’ all-time winning percentage, conference championships, and NCAA Tournament appearances.

Iowa’s All-Time Winning Percentage

The Hawkeyes have a long history of success on the diamond, with a current all-time winning percentage of .543. This ranks Iowa ninth among Big Ten teams in all-time winning percentage. The Hawkeyes have posted a winning record in 10 of their 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, including the two College World Series berths in 1972 and 1973.

Conference Championships

The Hawkeyes have won 10 Big Ten Conference Championships in their history, the most recent coming in 2017. Iowa has also won two regular season titles and four Big Ten Tournament titles. The Hawkeyes have been Big Ten Champions in 1977, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2017.

NCAA Tournament Appearances

The Hawkeyes have made 14 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, with the most recent coming in 2017. Iowa has made seven College World Series appearances, including two berths in 1972 and 1973. The Hawkeyes have also made four Super Regional appearances and three Regional appearances.

Notable Players

The Hawkeyes have had some notable players throughout their history, including six College World Series All-Tournament Team members. Three of these players – Cal Eldred, Mike Boddicker, and Jim Sundberg – went on to become Major League Baseball All-Stars.

The Hawkeyes have also had four players honored as Big Ten Players of the Year, including Eldred, Boddicker, Sundberg, and Steve Trout.

Retired Numbers

The Hawkeyes have retired five numbers in their history, including numbers 16 (Boddicker), 21 (Sundberg), 31 (Eldred), 40 (Trout), and 42 (Bob Welch).

Hall of Fame Members

The Hawkeyes have had several members inducted into the Iowa Baseball Hall of Fame, including Eldred, Boddicker, Sundberg, Trout, Welch, and Jim Deshaies.

Coaches

The Hawkeyes have had several successful coaches throughout their history, including:

  • Eddie Lopat, who was the head coach from 1951-1957 and led the Hawkeyes to two Big Ten titles and one NCAA Tournament appearance.
  • Burt Smith, who was the head coach from 1958-1969 and led the Hawkeyes to two Big Ten titles, four NCAA Tournament appearances, and one College World Series berth.
  • Duane Banks, who was the head coach from 1970-1992 and led the Hawkeyes to two Big Ten titles, six NCAA Tournament appearances, and one College World Series berth.
  • Jack Dahm, who was the head coach from 1993-1999 and led the Hawkeyes to one Big Ten title, two NCAA Tournament appearances, and one Super Regional appearance.
  • Randy Stein, who was the head coach from 2000-2009 and led the Hawkeyes to one Big Ten title, one Big Ten Tournament title, and one NCAA Tournament appearance.
  • Rick Heller, who has been the head coach since 2010 and led the Hawkeyes to one Big Ten title, one Big Ten Tournament title, and three NCAA Tournament appearances.

Venues

The Hawkeyes have played their home games at several venues throughout their history, including the legendary Riverside Stadium in Iowa City (1909-1970), Banks Field in Iowa City (1971-1993), and Duane Banks Field in Iowa City (1994-present).

Conclusion

Iowa baseball has a long and proud history of success on the diamond, with a current all-time winning percentage of .543, 10 Big Ten Conference Championships, 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, and several notable players and coaches. The Hawkeyes have also retired five numbers in their history and have several members in the Iowa Baseball Hall of Fame. Ultimately, Iowa baseball has been a respected program in the Big Ten and the NCAA for many years, and the Hawkeyes have a bright future ahead of them.

Sources:

  • hawkeyesports.com/sports/baseball/history
  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_Hawkeyes_baseball
  • sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/iowa/