2013 College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Two of the most respected college coaches in history join five outstanding players with a good deal of Major League Baseball experience in the 2013 class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

“This class brings a different flavor to the induction process because it features our first Division III coach, perhaps the greatest Division II player ever and three players from the 1950s, ‘60s and early ‘70s, which is a time period that has been a bit underrepresented in past inductions,” said Mike Gustafson, executive director of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. “We are excited to welcome them to the Hall of Fame.” Continue reading

DIII Team Makes “Major League” Video

For a brutal fifteen minutes it seemed everyone was creating Harlem Shake videos; sadly the world of college baseball was no exception.  A cavalcade of teams were making videos of themselves hero costumed and gyrating with a variety of hardball equipment, each only a slight variation of the last.  It made me wish for the days when teams were simply trying to one-up each other with “Rain Delay Theater” mini-movies (which are still pretty good overall – keep them coming). Yet even when the meme was at its peak, one school went a different direction when making a team video.

The Lobos of Sul Ross State University, a DIII school in tiny Alpine, Texas have made a delightful spoof of a scene from the popular baseball movie “Major League”, which itself was a spoof of an American Express commercial.  In it the Lobos promote the Lobo ID Card and perfectly parody the original movie, substituting a few words and lines when needed. It’s a funny, refreshing clip and has made me a fan of SRSU. Continue reading

NCBWA/D3baseball.com Top 25, Week 1

NCBWA/D3baseball.com Top 25, week 1

Through games of Sunday February 24, 2013
# 	School (1st votes) 	Rec 	Pts 	Prev.
1 	Wheaton (Mass.) (12) 	0-0 	605 	1
2 	St. Thomas (3) 	2-0 	600 	2
3 	Marietta (10) 	0-0 	579 	3
4 	Cortland State 	1-1 	523 	4
5 	Christopher Newport 	8-2-1 	504 	8
6 	Salisbury 	4-1 	471 	9
7 	Trinity (Texas) 	8-2 	421 	11
8 	Birmingham-Southern 	7-3 	414 	6
9 	Adrian 	0-0 	366 	13
10 	Kean 	1-1 	359 	7
11 	Webster 	2-1 	336 	10
12 	St. Joseph's (Maine) 	0-0 	311 	14
13 	Western New England 	0-0 	299 	15
14 	UW-Whitewater 	0-0 	256 	18
15 	Whitworth 	4-3-1 	255 	5
16 	Keystone 	2-0 	247 	12
17 	UW-La Crosse 	0-0 	228 	17
18 	Ramapo 	2-0 	187 	20
19 	Trinity (Conn.) 	0-0 	167 	19
20 	Shenandoah 	4-1 	154 	23
21 	St. Scholastica 	0-0 	116 	22
22 	Linfield 	7-1 	99 	rv
23 	Washington and Jefferson 	0-0 	91 	21
24 	Aurora 	0-0 	71 	24
25 	UW-Stevens Point 	0-0 	47 	rv

Dropped Out: No. 16 Concordia (Texas), No. 25 Farmingdale State.

Others receiving votes: Illinios Wesleyan 45, Pomona-Pitzer 37, Concordia (TX) 33, Neumann 26, Cal Lutheran 23, Mount Union 22, Bridgewater (Va.) 20, St. John Fisher 20, Texas-Tyler 19, Whittier 17, DePauw 17, Misericordia  15, Southern Me. 15, Augustana (Ill.) 13, Millsaps 10, Washington (Mo.) 7, Eastern Conn. St. 6, La Roche  6, Rowan 6, Penn St.-Behrend 6, La Verne 5, Emory 5, Alvernia 5, Farmingdale State  4, Manchester 4, Ozarks (Ark.), Brockport St. 3, Rose-Hulman 3, Anderson (Ind.) 2, Lynchburg 2, Heidelberg 2, Bridgewater St. 2, Tufts 2, Chicago 1.