Mississippi State (MSU) Bulldogs Baseball Facts
The Diamond Dogs were the leader of college baseball's growth in the South
MSU College World Series Appearances:

1971, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1990, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2013
Mississippi State Baseball has a strong tradition of excellence and plays in one of college
baseball's top facilities.  Whether hanging out in the Left Field Lounge or in another part of MSU's
record-setting stadium, Bulldog fans love to show off their maroon.
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MSU Baseball Facts
When it comes to tradition, the Bulldogs are
second to none
  • The University's Dudy-Noble Field - Polk DeMent Stadium is home to NCAA baseball's
    biggest  on-campus crowds.  Mississippi State has all of the top 13 and 21 of the top
    25 on-campus crowds in the history of college baseball.  The #1 attended game of all-
    time was April 22,1989 when 14,991 fans attended the MSU-Florida game.
  • "The #1 place to watch college baseball" is found at the stadium's Left Field Lounge.  
    Each game the area behind left field hosts droves of Bulldogs fans who enjoy
    tailgating and baseball.
  • Through the 2011 season, MSU has won 10 SEC Baseball championships and 6
    conference tournament championships.
  • The school's first baseball season was in 1948 when  R.P. "Doc" Patty's squad posted
    a 12-5 record.
  • MSU made their first College World Series appearance in 1971 under the direction of
    manager Paul Gregory.
  • The next College World Series appearance for Mississippi State was in 1979, When
    Ron Polk's squad made it to Omaha.  Polk coach MSU from 1976-1997 and then
    served a second stint from 2002-2008.  Polk took State to six CWS appearances.
  • The Diamond Dogs have produced a Who's Who list of prominent baseball alumni.  
    The roster includes the likes of Boo Ferris, Wil Clark, Jeff Brantley, Rafael Palmerio,
    Bobby Thigpen, Buck Showalter and Jonathan Papelbon
MSU's Dudy-Noble - Polk DeMent Stadium
is a crown jewel not only for Bulldog fans, but
for all of college baseball
Ron Polk
Ron Polk managed MSU for two
different stints (1976-97) and
(2002-08) and led the Bulldogs to
Omaha six times
MSU Golden
Spikes Award
Winner
Will Clark - 1985
Former Bulldogs star Will Clark won
the award in 1985 as he helped the
Dogs make it to the CWS that
season.  Clark batted a career
school record .391while at State.  
Clark played 15 MLB seasons and
was a 6-time All-Star
Jeff Brantley
This Diamond Dogs star was on
the 1985 MSU CWS team and
notched 45 career collegiate
wins.  Brantley excelled as a
reliever in the pros and led the
NL in saves in 1996 with 44.
Bobby Thigpen
Another member of the 1995
Mississippi State CWS team that
excelled as a closer.  In 1990 for the
Chicago White Sox, Thigpen set an
MLB single-season saves record
with 57.
Rafael Palmeiro
Another member of the 1995  
CWS team.  Palmerio played
19 MLB seasons and was a
4x All-Star Selection.  
Palmerio finished his MLB
career with 3,020 hits.
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