Eckerd College

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Division-II College World Series runner-up in 1977

Players who went here

Eckerd College was founded in 1960 as Florida Presbyterian College. The name was changed in 1972 after a $12.5 million donation from Jack Eckerd.

Eckerd has had several alumni who have played baseball professionally. In 2005, Ryan Searage was selected in the 18th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The previous year, Billy Evers, the son of former Tampa Bay Devil Rays bench coach Bill Evers, also an Eckerd alumnus, was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as a right-handed pitcher. Florida Marlins reliever Jim Mecir is an Eckerd graduate, as well. Josh Beauregard ('03) had a successful year in Independent ball in 2005, following a release from the Oakland Athletics. The most famous baseball alum from Eckerd is former All-Star Steve Balboni, who hit 181 home runs in his major league career. To this day, Balboni still holds the Kansas City Royals' single-season home run record. Other notable alumni include Brian Sabean, general manager of the San Francisco Giants, Craig Albernaz, Brian Butterfield, Ismael Cruz, Dave DeFreitas, Billy Evers, Bruce Joyce, Tim Karkatselos, Joe Lefebvre, Bill Mathews, Jon Mueller, Dave Pano, Mickey Pina, Stan Saleski, Roy Silver and Carlos Tosca.


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Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Overall Record Conference Record Notes
1963 3-6
1964 1-9
1965 2-10
1966 3-14
1967 4-7
1968 3-6
1969 4-10
1970 4-14
1971 12-8
1972 23-8-2
1973 27-10 Division II Regionals
1974 33-13 Division II Regionals
1975 27-14 Division II Regionals
1976 40-8 Division II Regionals
1977 34-9 Division II Regionals / Division II CWS
1978 33-9 Division II Regionals
1979 36-15 Division II Regionals
1980 36-15 Division II Regionals
1981 33-18 12-3 Division II Regionals
1982 35-12 12-9
1983 35-9 13-8
1984 36-15 15-13
1985 36-17 14-10
1986 35-15 14-10
1987 33-19 14-10 Division II Regionals
1988 28-18 11-9
1989 29-20 12-11
1990 31-21 10-14
1991 16-27 8-16
1992 24-26 9-15
1993 21-33-1 6-18
1994 25-22 6-14
1995 23-23 7-14
1996 21-29 4-17
1997 22-29 5-16
1998 24-28-1 7-11
1999 30-23 11-10
2000 19-31 5-16
2001 21-30 7-11
2002 26-29 6-15
2003 28-26 9-11
2004 21-31 7-14
2005 15-35 4-20
2006 14-35 5-19
2007 19-28 5-19
2008 16-34 4-20
2009 23-31 5-19
2010 20-28 3-21
2011 17-32 5-19
2012 19-28 3-18
2013 15-35 2-22
2014 27-22 11-13
2015 20-27 7-15
2016 17-28 5-19
2017 20-30 9-15