Maryland Terrapins baseball

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Maryland Terrapins
2024 Maryland Terrapins baseball team
Founded1893 (1893)
Conference historySouth Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1907–1921)

Southern Conference (1921–1953)

Atlantic Coast Conference (1953–2014)
UniversityUniversity of Maryland
Head coachMatt Swope (1st season)
ConferenceBig Ten
LocationCollege Park, MD
Home stadiumShipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium
(Capacity: 2,500)
ColorsRed, white, gold, and black[1]
NCAA regional champions
2014, 2015
NCAA Tournament appearances
1965, 1970, 1971, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2021, 2022, 2023
Conference tournament champions
Regular season conference champions
1936, 1965, 1970, 1971, 2022, 2023

The Maryland Terrapins baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate baseball program of University of Maryland, College Park in College Park, Maryland, United States. The program's first season was in 1893, and it has been a member of the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference since the start of the 2015 season. Its home venue is Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium, located on Maryland's campus. Matt Swope is the current head coach. The program has appeared in six NCAA tournaments. It has won one conference tournament championship and five regular season conference titles. As of the start of the 2021 Major League Baseball season, 38 former Terrapins have appeared in Major League Baseball.


During the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Maryland made consecutive conference tournament championship game appearances and posted back-to-back campaigns of 40 or more wins, a first in school history.[2] The Terps have made multiple appearances in various top-25 national college baseball polls in each of the last two seasons and was voted the 2015 preseason favorite to win the Big Ten Conference title, its first season competing in the league.[3] After failing to make the NCAA tournament for 43 years, the Terrapins earned berths in the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Division I baseball tournaments. In 2014, Maryland Baseball beat South Carolina to advance to the NCAA tournament Super Regional round for the first time in school history.[4] Maryland has participated in eight NCAA tournaments: 1965, 1970, 1971, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2021, and 2022. The program has won five regular season conference championships in its history.[5] In 2023, Maryland won its first conference tournament defeating Iowa, 4–0.[6]


Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium (1952–present)[edit]

Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium, as viewed from Byrd Stadium, October 2013

Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium, often referred to simply as "The BOB", has been the home of the Maryland baseball team for more than 60 years. The team's playing field was moved to its current location in 1952, and became Shipley Field in 1956. The ballpark is located right in the heart of the Maryland campus, in between Byrd Stadium and the Artificial Turf Facility. The facility's current seating capacity is 2,500. Its playing surface is Sportexe Synthetic Turf in the infield and Bermuda Grass in the outfield and the dimensions are 320 down the left field line, 380 to center and 325 down the right field line.

In 1982, Shipley Field was the site of an exhibition game between the Terps and Earl Weaver's Baltimore Orioles. Eight years later, in 1990, the Soviet baseball team paid a visit to Shipley Field to take on the Terps in an exhibition series. The stadium has been hosting night games since a set of permanent lights were installed prior to the 1994 season. Shipley Field is named after legendary Terps' coach H. Burton Shipley, who was the Maryland skipper from 1924 to 1960.

On May 8, 2010, Shipley Field was officially dedicated as Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium in honor of former Maryland baseball player, Bob "Turtle" Smith '63.[7] Bob and his wife Carol had previously established a fully endowed baseball scholarship, called the "Bob "Turtle" Smith & Carol B. Smith and Family Endowed Baseball Scholarship"[8] A new turf infield, an upgraded warning track, a new brick backstop, a new outfield fence and an upgraded scoreboard were installed prior to the 2011 season.

Eric Milton Family Clubhouse[edit]

Prior to the start of Maryland's game against the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, April 13, 2013[9] head coach John Szefc and the Terrapin baseball program held a dedication ceremony to unveil the Eric Milton Family Clubhouse.

The Terps' clubhouse, which is located within the Varsity Team House just beyond the left-field fence at Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium, received a facelift with significant help from former Terrapin Eric Milton (1994–96) and his family.

The renovation included the installation of 38 custom cherry-wood lockers, new carpeting and flooring, new signage, and the addition of an awards wall and a custom counter for kitchen appliances.

The Shell[edit]

In 2011, a 5,000 square foot hitting and pitching facility, nicknamed, "The Shell", was installed behind the left-field fence at Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium and adjacent to the Varsity Team House.

Notable alumni[edit]

Current MLB roster[edit]

Former Terrapins on current MLB rosters.

Player Position Team
Adam Kolarek P Los Angeles Angels
Brandon Lowe 2B Tampa Bay Rays
Kevin Smith SS Oakland Athletics
LaMonte Wade OF San Francisco Giants
Jose Cuas P Chicago Cubs

Individual honors[edit]


Name[10] Position Year ABCA BA CB NCBWA TSN Notes
Tom Brown OF 1962
Green tickY
ABCA 1st Team
Will Frazier OF 2002
Green tickY
CB Freshman Team
Derek Hacopian OF 1992
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
ABCA 1st Team
BA 2nd Team
CB 1st Team
John Hetrick OF 1967
Green tickY
Green tickY
ABCA 2nd Team
TSN 1st Team
Bob Grossman P 1972
Green tickY
1st Team - Poll previously called American Association of College Baseball Coaches (AACBC)
Gene Hiser OF 1970
Green tickY
Green tickY
ABCA 1st Team
TSN 1st Team
Jason Maxey C 2002
Green tickY
CB Freshman Team
John McCurdy INF 2002
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
ABCA 3rd Team
BA 2nd Team
NCBWA 1st Team
Jim Pitt OF 1964
Green tickY
ABCA 2nd Team
Dave Suave 2B 1971
Green tickY
ABCA 3rd Team
Chris Alleyne OF 2022
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
NCBWA 1st Team
BA 1st Team
CB 1st Team
ABCA American Baseball Coaches Association
BA Baseball America
CB Collegiate Baseball
NCBWA National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
TSN The Sporting News

Conference Honors[edit]

ACC Player of the Year[edit]

Player[11] Position Year
Bob Grossman P 1972
Derek Hacopian OF 1992


Name Position Year
Mike Baier 2B 1972
Al Baker SS 1958
Jerry Bark P 1965
Tom Bradley P 1967, 68
Ernie Berliner 1B 1954
Don Brown 1B 1960, 61
Tom Brown 1B/OF 1961, 62
Anthony Buffone UTL 2004
Darrell Carradini DH 1976
Pat Clarke OF 1959
Frank Cooper SS 1959, 60
Phil Coddry P 1969
Russell Duffy P 1955
Kendall Echols P 1983
Bob Ferris P 1975, 76
Bob Grossman P 1971
Tim Gordon 3B 1981
Derek Hacopian OF 1992
Chester Hanulak OF 1954
Brett Harman P 2012
Grayson Harmeyer OF 1963
Kevin Hart P/1B 2004
Connie Hemphill P 1954
Neil Herrick OF 1980
John Hetrick OF 1967
Kevin Hicks P 1975
Gene Hiser OF 1969, 70
Don Kerns OF 1966
Brandon Lowe 2B 2014
John Marciano 1B/P 1996
Andy McDonald 3B 1958
Harry Martell OF 1971
Craig Munroe DH 2000
Bob Niffenger DH 1977
Jim Norris OF 1968, 69, 70
Scott Patterson DH 1987
Jim Pitt OF 1964
Jimmy Reed P 2013
Dick Reitz P 1959
Phil Rogers C 1961
Dan Santo 3B 1959
Jeff Schaefer 2B 1981
Steve Schmoll P 2003
Chris Smoot 1B 1992
Jake Stinnett P 2014
David Suave 2B 1970, 71
Frank Thomas OF 1992
Casey Trout SS 1999
Bill Walker OF 1955
Charlie White OF 2013, 14

Big Ten Freshman of the Year[edit]

Player Position Year
Tyler Blohm P 2017
Maxwell Costes SS 2023

Big Ten Player of the Year[edit]

Player Position Year
Chris Alleyne CF 2022
Matt Shaw SS 2023

Big Ten Coach of the Year[edit]

Player Year
Rob Vaughn 2022, 2023

NCAA tournament Record[edit]

Year Coach Record Pct Notes
1965 Elton "Jack" Jackson 0–2 .000 District 3
1970 Elton "Jack" Jackson 1–2 .333 District 3
1971 Elton "Jack" Jackson 0–2 .000 District 3
2014 John Szefc 4–2 .667 Charlottesville Super Regional
2015 John Szefc 3–3 .500 Charlottesville Super Regional
2017 Rob Vaughn 1–2 .333 Winston-Salem Regional
2021 Rob Vaughn 2–2 .500 Greenville Regional
2022 Rob Vaughn 3–2 .600 College Park Regional
2023 Rob Vaughn 1–2 .333 Winston-Salem Regional

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Color | The University of Maryland Brand". Retrieved July 9, 2022.
  2. ^ "Terps Knock off Tournament's Top Team, Set Single Season Wins Record". 31 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Maryland Tabbed Big Ten Baseball Preseason Favorite". Big Ten Conference. February 11, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "For Maryland baseball team, historic weekend sinks in as NCAA super regional looms".
  5. ^ Year-By-Year Records Archived 2012-09-14 at, University of Maryland, retrieved May 31, 2010.
  6. ^ "BIG TEN TOURNEY CHAMPS! Top-Seeded Terps Win First-Ever Big Ten Tournament Title, 4-0". University of Maryland Athletics. 2023-05-28. Retrieved 2023-05-28.
  7. ^ "Maryland Dedicates Baseball Stadium To Bob "Turtle" Smith". Terp Talk. 2010-05-09.
  8. ^ Maryland Athletics. "Bob 'Turtle' Smith and Carol B. Smith and Family Endowed Baseball Scholarship".
  9. ^ "Terps Unveil Renovated Clubhouse".
  10. ^ "All-Americans". Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  11. ^ "Conference Honors". Retrieved 3 November 2013.

Maryland Baseball, Year-By-Year Record [1] [2]

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