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Yale Baseball Recruiting Guide

This is Yale Baseball.

2016-2018 Ivy League Regular Season Champions

2017 Ivy League Championship Series Champions

2017 Corvallis Regional Runner-Up

1947 & 1948 College World Series Runner-Up

Humble Excellence.

Entering its 155th season, the Yale Baseball Program carries a storied tradition interwoven with the history of the game.

Yale Baseball is proud to call George H.W. Bush Field home. Originally built in 1928, Bush Field is the largest college stadium in the Northeast with a capacity of 6000 and is currently the only Ivy League facility to have lights. With a $2.2 Million upgrade to FieldTurf ahead of the 2018 season, Bush Field will undergo a $3+Million renovation in Summer 2020 to become one of the premier facilities in college baseball.

The Bush Field Facility includes the clubhouse - renovated ahead of the 2017 season - with the team locker room & players' lounge as well as The Kennel - the indoor hitting & pitching facility.

The Brooks-Dwyer Varsity Weight Room occupies 7,000 feet on the 4th floor of the Payne Whitney Gymnasium. This facility was dedicated in May 1999 as part of a capital project undertaken to expand and modernize this 70-year old “cathedral of sports.” Renovated in the summer of 2019, the 40-yard field turf, Olympic platforms, free weights, cybex machines and video cameras to tape workouts are all utilized to maximize workouts with optimal effectiveness and efficiency.

Payne Whitney Gymnasium also houses the John A. Lee Ampitheater and the Kiphuth Trophy Room. Built in 1928, "PWG" is the home to Yale Athletics.

Our Coaching Staff

Head Coach John Stuper. 2020 will mark the 28th year at the helm for coach Stuper. "Stupe's" life in baseball includes 4 seasons in Major League Baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds. He also played a pivotal role in the 1982 World Series by winning game 6 for the Cardinals.
Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Josh Schulman. "Schuls" is entering his 3rd season with the Bulldogs in 2020. Schulman is responsible for leading the recruiting efforts as well as handling baserunning, catchers, and outfielders.
Andrew Dickson is entering his second season at Yale. Previously serving as the Infield Coach at Northwestern and the Infield & Hitting Coach at Lafayette College, Dickson serves as the team's Hitting and Infield Coach.
Devein Belenski, who helped the UConn baseball team to an NCAA Tournament appearance along with Big East regular season and tournament championships last season, has joined the Yale baseball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.

Yale Athletics started 2016 with a bang, signing a landmark 10 year-$16.5 Million exclusive sponsorship deal with Under Armour to cover its 35 varsity programs. With Under Armour covering all apparel and equipment needs, Yale Baseball is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with Easton ahead of the 2020 season as the Official Bat of the program.

Yale University is located in the city of New Haven, along the Connecticut Shoreline where the Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers meet the Long Island Sound. New Haven, Connecticut’s second-largest city, sits at the convergence of Interstates 91 and 95, approximately 80 miles from New York City, and 40 miles from Hartford, the capital of the State of Connecticut.

This is Yale.

Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations. From the 14 residential colleges to the 80 majors spanning both STEM and the Humanities, Yale offers a truly unparalleled experience to its 5,964 undergraduate students.

A Tradition of Excellence

#3 National University - US News & World Report 2020 Rankings

#8 University in the World- Times Higher Education 2020 Rankings

One of the Most Rewarding Experiences in the Division I athletics.

Pictured is the 2017 Ivy League Championship team with the late president George H.W Bush at his home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Players at Yale are provided opportunities to play in the nation's premier summer leagues.

Our players are also given the unique experiences of taking on some of the best and most challenging internships in the country.

The Ivy League is sport in its purest form, competing at the highest level. For our student-athletes, sport is simply part of who they are, and to compete is to commit to one of the most important tests of all—themselves and their teammates.

The Ivy League is the model for college sports, competing at the highest level of athletics with emphasis on education.

The Ivy League is coming off a year in which the League ranked sixth out of 32 Division I conferences in the final Learfield IMG Director’s Cup standings, trailing only the Power 5. Seventy-five Ivy League teams were nationally-ranked throughout the 2018-19 academic year

Yale Baseball is the only team to reach the Ivy League Championship Series in 3 of the last 4 years, claiming the ILCS title in 2017. The program's .671 winning percentage (55-27) in Ivy League play since 2016 ranks highest among the conference.

The Gold Standard.

Over the 2018-2019 seasons, Yale ranks #1 among all Division 1 Programs in Fielding Percentage.

The Bulldogs have set two national marks in consecutive years, leading the country in Fielding Percentage in 2018 (tying an all-time D1 Record) and Double Plays Per Game in 2019.

Yale has also become nationally prominent in baserunning, finishing 3rd among all Division-1 Baseball Programs in Stolen Bases Per Game during the 2019 Season and leading the country in SB%.

Over the 2018-2019 seasons, Yale has been a consistent force on the mound, leading the Ivy League in ERA, WHIP, Hits Allowed, Runs Allowed, and Walks Allowed during league play.

Over this run, Yale has produced 4 1st-Team All-Ivy Selections and one 2nd-Team honoree.

Notable Yale Baseball Alumni include the late President George H.W Bush. Pictured here is Babe Ruth and George Bush at Yale Field in a 1948 ceremony to commemorate the donation of Ruth's autobiography "The Life of Babe Ruth" to the Yale College Library.

Notable Yale Baseball Alumni Include:

Governor of Florida and Former Team Captain, Ron DeSantis '01
Top- Left to Right: Mike Elias '06, Baltimore Orioles General Manager; Craig Breslow '02, Director of Pitching Chicago Cubs. Bottom- Left to right Ryan Lavarnway '08, Catcher for the Cincinnati Reds, Ron Darling TBS Baseball Announcer, 1986 World Series champion with the New York Mets.

Chasing The Dream - Yale in Professional Baseball

The four Bulldogs drafted in 2019 is the highest mark in program history.

Under the 27-year tenure of John Stuper, the Bulldogs have led the Ivy League in draft picks with 36 total selections including a league-high 18 selections over the last decade.

Yale Baseball utilizes some of the world's most advanced technologies in player development.

Player Development is at the forefront to what we do.

This is Yale Baseball