|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