Army Baseball Fact Sheet




The Black Knights have completed 124 seasons of intercollegiate competition.
 
Overall, Army teams have posted a 1,629-1,330-41 (.549) record.

Navy holds a 110-107 lead in the all-time series against Army, but the Black Knights have won 37 of the last 50 meetings dating back to 2004.

Army has won eight Patriot League regular season championships (1997, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014).

The Black Nights have won seven Patriot League tournament championships (1997, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013).

Army has made six NCAA Regional Appearances (2000, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013).

Army defeated South Alabama (8-5) to capture its first NCAA Regional win in 2005. The program is 3-12 all-time in NCAA Tournament games.

Army has won at least 30 games six times since 2004.

The Black Knights won a school-record 41 games in 2012.

Eight Army baseball players have been elected into the Army Sports Hall of Fame.

Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field has been "The Home of Army Baseball" since 1909.

Baseball was the first organized sport at the Academy and the program's first game was played against Riverton Club of Philadelphia on Aug. 2, 1890. The two sides played to an 8-8 tie in eight innings. 

The game's originator, Abner Doubleday, is an 1842 West Point graduate.

Christy Mathewson, one of the greatest pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball, served a brief three-week stint as an assistant baseball coach at the Academy in 1908.

Army has posted two undefeated seasons - 1890 (2-0-1) and 1945 (15-0-0).

Army played its 3,000 intercollegiate game in 2014.

On March 30, 2013 Army resumed its series with the New York Yankees at West Point. It marked the 22nd all-time meeting and the first since 1976. The two teams played 21 times between 1927 and 1976.

Four Army baseball players, Barry DeBolt (1967), Kenny Smith (1967), (Steve Reich (1993) and Nick Hill (2006) have played for the USA National Baseball Team. DeBolt and Smith were members of the 1967 Pan American Games gold-medal winning team.

Four Army pitchers have thrown no-hitters - Bob Neyland (1914), Rod Vitty (1955), Jon Rindfleisch (1957), Logan Lee (2012).

Since entering the conference in 1993, Army has featured 70 first team All-Patriot League selections, nine conference pitchers of the year, five players of the year and five rookies of the year.

Army has had 50 All-Americans (preseason, freshman, first team, second team, third team, honorable mention).

Army has had eight Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year honorees.

Twelve Army players have been selected in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft since 2005.

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