|Duke Blue Devils baseball|
|Head coach||Chris Pollard (8th season)|
|Conference|| ACC |
|Location||Durham, North Carolina|
|Home stadium|| Durham Bulls Athletic Park |
|Colors||Duke Blue and White |
|College World Series appearances|
|1952, 1953, 1961|
|NCAA regional champions|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1961, 2016, 2018, 2019|
|Conference tournament champions|
|Southern Conference: 1951|
Southern Conference: 1929, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1951, 1952, 1953
Atlantic Coast Conference: 1956, 1957, 1961
The Duke Blue Devils baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate baseball program of Duke University, based in Durham, North Carolina, United States. The team has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since the conference's founding in the 1954 season. The program's home venue is the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, which opened in 1995. Chris Pollard has been the head coach of the team since the 2013 season. As of the end of the 2019 season, the Blue Devils have appeared in three College World Series in six NCAA Tournaments. They have won three ACC Championships. As of the start of the 2019 Major League Baseball season, 36 former Blue Devils players have played in Major League Baseball.
The baseball program began varsity play in 1889.Led by Arthur Bradsher's 13–1 record they won the S.I.A.A. championship in 1904. The Trinity hurler struck out 169 batters during that championship season and walked only four batters the entire season.
The vast majority of the program's successes came under head coaches Jack Coombs and Ace Parker from 1929–1966. Coombs led the Blue Devils to five Southern Conference championships and to a fifth-place finish in the 1952 College World Series.Taking over upon Coombs' retirement after the 1952 season, Parker led Duke to the 1953 and 1961 College World Series, one Southern Conference championship, and three Atlantic Coast Conference championships. In 2016, Duke earned their first bid to the NCAA Tournament since their 1961 College World Series run, ending a 55-year drought. Head coach Chris Pollard continued this success, leading the Blue Devils to the NCAA Super Regionals in 2018 and 2019.
In 2005, the program was the target of a controversy involving the use of anabolic steroids.Five former players told the Duke Chronicle that head coach Bill Hillier had pressured players to use steroids, with two of those players admitting to having injected steroids in 2002. In an open letter published in the Chronicle, another former player, Evan Anderson, confirmed that Hillier had pressured players to use steroids. While Hillier denied the accusations, he was replaced as head coach after the 2005 season.
|1922||Herman G. Steiner||1||12–6||.667|
|1908||M. T. Adkins||17–3–1||—|
|1918||No Team Due To World War I|
|1922||Herman G. Steiner||12–6||—|
|1937||22–2||—||Southern Conference Champions, State Champions|
|1938||18–3||—||Southern Conference Champions, State Champions|
|1939||22–2||—||Southern Conference Champions, State Champions|
|1946||15–8||—||Big Four Champions|
|1947||18–10||—||Big Four Champions, State Champions|
|1951||17–8||—||Southern Conference Champions, Southern Conference Tournament Champions, Co-Big Four Champions|
|1952||31–7||—||Southern Conference Champions, College World Series (5th place)|
|1953||Ace Parker||22–10||—||Southern Conference Champions, College World Series (5th place)|
|1961||16–11||11–3||ACC Champions, College World Series (5th place)|
|1966||Ace Parker/James Bly||13–12||9–9|
|2018||40–15||18–11||NCAA Super Regional|
|2019||35–27||15–15||NCAA Super Regional|
|1952||1–2||.333||College World Series (6th place)|
|1953||1–2||.333||College World Series (6th place)|
|1961||3–2||.600||College World Series (6th place)|
|2018||5–3||.625||Lubbock Super Regional|
|2019||4-2||.667||Nashville Super Regional|
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