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Title: Georgia Tech Baseball Programs and Guides
Identification: UP004
Date: 1983-2012
Size/Quantity: 0.8 linear feet (2 archival boxes; about 15 bound and unbound volumes)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. Archives and Records Management.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection brings together all of the programs and media guides published by Georgia Tech on the baseball program at the Institute.
Note:The printed programs and guides in this collection have been cataloged and assigned the call number GV862 .G43 G43x. Some of these programs are also found in the Georgia Tech Library, but the Archives has the most complete collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

According to the historical notes in recent baseball programs, the first year that Georgia Tech fielded a baseball team was about 1895, but two articles from The Atlanta Constitution indicate that there was a Tech team playing games as early as the spring of 1889 (see The Atlanta Constitution, March 17, 1889, p. 17; and March 31, 1889, p. 17). A May 1892 article from the same newspaper covers a baseball game between Tech and the University of Georgia (May 15, 1892, p. 21), in which Tech was defeated.

None of these early articles mention a coach of baseball. The first coach mentioned in the historical notes in recent baseball programs, Coach Todd, did not begin until 1900. Two other men served as coach in 1902 and 1903. In the following season, John Heisman, who was also hired to coach Tech's football team, took over the team. Heisman remained as baseball coach until 1917, the year of his departure from Tech. Heisman coached the team to a winning record for 11 of the 14 seasons he spent at Tech. He was succeeded by Joe Bean, who coached Tech baseball for the following three seasons.

In 1921, Kid Clay took over as baseball coach. He remained in the position until the 1931 season, posting winning records for nine of the 12 seasons he coached. Bobby Dodd assumed the coach's position for the rest of the 1930s, although no team was fielded in 1936. Roy Mundorff coached the team until 1943. No team was fielded during the final two years of World War II, 1944 and 1945.

Joe Pittard began a 17-year career as baseball coach at Tech in 1946. Pittard led the team to two NCAA tournaments, in 1948 and 1959, and one SEC championship, in the 1957 season. Another long-term coach, Jim Luck, succeeded Pittard in 1962. Luck continued in the position for 20 seasons, sending the team to one NCAA tournament in 1971. Under Jim Morris, who took over as coach in 1982, the team began having considerable success: They were ACC champions for four consecutive seasons (1985 through 1988), and they reached the NCAA tournament in nine consecutive seasons (1985 through 1993). Several Tech players, including two who began under Morris, Jason Varitek and Nomar Garciaparra, have gone on to very successful major league careers. Kevin Brown, a successful major league pitcher, also played under Morris; Mark Teixeira, another major league player, played for Tech from 1999 to 2001.

As of this writing (January 2012), Danny Hall has been coaching the baseball team for 19 seasons, since 1994. The team has participated in the NCAA tournament almost every season during Hall's tenure; they have been ACC champions several years, including 2000, 2003, and 2005; and they have sent teams to the College World Series at least twice, in 1994 and 2002. The team is regularly nationally ranked; in the ESPN/USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll, Tech is ranked number 10 for the 2012 season.


Scope and Content Note

Produced annually by the Sports Information Office, the baseball programs and guides in this collection contain a wide range of information about baseball at Tech, including the season's rosters, profiles and photos of the coaches and players, statistics, outlines of the team's history, information on the opponents for the season, records, and schedules of the upcoming season's games. The guides were apparently produced for the media, as some of the publications contain information on local radio and television stations and broadcasters.

The Archives' holdings include an annual publication for every year from 1983 through 2006, except there is no program for 1994 or 1997. The publication for 1996, a ticket brochure, is a much smaller publication than the others and only includes a few photos and very basic information about the team and obtaining tickets to the games.

The programs dating from 2008 and later are only available digitally from Georgia Tech's institutional repository, SMARTech (see links to digitized guides in the Container List below).


Index Terms

College sports--Georgia--Atlanta.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Baseball.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Periodicals.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Sports.
Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Sports Information Office.
Hall, Danny J., II, (Danny Jarrell), 1954-
Morris, Jim, 1950-
Souvenir programs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Item Title], Georgia Tech Baseball Programs and Guides (UP004), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

This is a collection that has been created by the Georgia Tech Archives. The immediate provenance of the publications is unknown, although they were likely to have been deposited in the Library and Archives by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association's Sports Information Office. Accession number 2012.012.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these records in January 2012.

Accruals

Additional digital copies of recent guides will be added to this collection periodically.

Revisions to Finding Aid

July 2012:
  • Digitized guides (2005-2012) added to the finding aid.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    Restrictions: Use

    Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


    Related Material

    See also the following (not a comprehensive list): Georgia Tech Archives Vertical Files: Baseball; Baseball Team Scrapbook (MF001); Georgia Tech Athletic Association Records (UA300); George C. Griffin Photograph Collection (VAC002).


    Other Finding Aids

    A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


    Container List

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    Box

    1Georgia Tech Baseball, 1983-1989
    1983: Georgia Tech Baseball 1983 "The Winning is Just Beginning", 1983
    1984: Georgia Tech Baseball 1984: One Big Hit After Another, 1984
    1985: Georgia Tech Baseball 1985: Joltin' Jackets, 1985
    1986: Media Guide: 1985 ACC Champions, 1986
    1987: Baseball Yearbook: Joltin' Jackets, 1987
    1988: Baseball Program, 1988
    1989: Georgia Tech Baseball, 1989
     
    1Georgia Tech Baseball, 1990-1991
    1990: Georgia Tech Baseball '90: Pinstripe Power, 1990
    1991: Georgia Tech Baseball '91 "It's in the Cards", 1991
     
    1Georgia Tech Baseball, 1992
     
    1Georgia Tech Baseball, 1993
     
    1Georgia Tech Baseball, 1995
     
    1Georgia Tech Baseball (ticket brochure), 1996
     

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    2Georgia Tech Baseball: Catch A Rising Star, 1998
     
    2Georgia Tech Baseball, 1999
     
    2Georgia Tech Baseball, 2000
     
    2Georgia Tech Baseball, 2001
     
    2Georgia Tech Baseball, 2002
     
    2Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Baseball, 2003
     
    2Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Baseball, 2004
     
    2Georgia Tech Baseball, 2005 View online.
     
    2Georgia Tech Baseball, 2006
     

    Volume

    2008Georgia Tech Baseball (available online only), ca. 2008 View online.
     

    Volume

    2009Georgia Tech Baseball (available online only), ca. 2009 View online.
     

    Volume

    2010Georgia Tech Baseball (available online only), ca. 2010 View online.
     

    Volume

    2012Georgia Tech Baseball (available online only), ca. 2012 View online.