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Indiana Hoosiers Baseball tickets
Location: Bloomington, Ind.
Home Games: Bart Kaufman Field
Conference: Big Ten
Head Coach: Jeff Mercer
Indiana Hoosiers Baseball TicketsWith a 17-7 record in conference play, the 2019 Hoosiers claimed the program's seventh Big Ten title. Indiana University has fielded a baseball team since 1895. Entering the 2020 season, they boast a 2,331-1,816-25 all-time record for a .562 winning percentage. Since joining the Big Ten in 1899, they have an 806-979-6 record in conference play for a .452 winning percentage. In addition to seven outright Big Ten championships, they have won the Big Ten tournament four times. They have made the NCAA tournament nine times, where they own a 14-17 record. They have advanced to the Super Regional level and the College World Series once each. Grab your Indiana Hoosiers tickets at StubHub.
Who is the Indiana Hoosiers' head baseball coach?After winning the conference championship in his first year as head coach, Jeff Mercer was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for 2019. He led the Hoosiers to a 37-23 season record and a No. 2 NCAA tournament seed. Following the season, 10 Hoosiers were selected in the major league draft, a school record. Head coach Jeff Mercer led the Indiana Hoosiers baseball team to the 2019 Big Ten championship in his first season at the helm. He is just the second coach in Indiana history to accomplish the feat. He is also among the leaders in applying advanced baseball analytics at the college level. Since 2015, 12 of his players have been drafted by Major League Baseball teams. He came to Indiana from Wright State, where his teams won 77 games in just two seasons. He was named Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2016. As a recruiter, he delivered Wright State's first top-100 recruiting class in 2017. His 2017 Wright State team ranked second in the nation with 130 stolen bases.
Where do the Indiana Hoosiers play their home baseball games?Bart Kaufman Field opened in 2013. Since then, the Hoosiers have amassed a 133-42-1 record there, earning a .759 home-field winning percentage. It is named for former Indiana baseball player Bart Kaufman. The stadium features 2,500 permanent seats and a total capacity of 4,000. Hoosier fans set an all-time attendance record when 4,312 fans packed the stadium for a game against Stanford in 2014. Bart Kaufman Field has hosted the NCAA Tournament twice: in 2013 and 2014.
Who are the all-time great Indiana Hoosiers baseball players?Since 1949, Indiana has placed players on the All-America first team nine times, including two appearances for Alex Dickerson and Kyle Schwarber. A total of 29 Indiana Hoosiers baseball players have played in the major leagues. Alex Dickerson played for the San Diego Padres from 2017 to 2019. In 2020, he started playing for the San Francisco Giants. Josh Phegley played for the Chicago White Sox in 2013-14 and has been with the Oakland Athletics since 2014. Kyle Schwarber has played for the Chicago Cubs since 2015. Schwarber became the highest-picked Hoosier in the Major League Baseball draft when he was selected fourth in 2014. Three Indiana players were chosen in the first round of the draft in 2009: catcher Josh Phegley and pitchers Eric Arnett and Matt Bashore.
Who are the Indiana Hoosiers' main rivals?Playing in the Big Ten, the Indiana baseball team can count on strong adversaries every time they step onto the field. Bitter rival Purdue can always present a formidable challenge. The two teams set a regular-season attendance record at Bart Kaufman field in 2014. A game against cross-state rival Illinois puts bragging rights at stake, too.
Where can I get Indiana Hoosiers baseball tickets?StubHub is your best resource for tickets, pricing and seat selection for the second season of the Jeff Mercer era in Indiana Hoosiers baseball.
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