Cowboy Legacy
Oklahoma State's legacy of excellence on the diamond has been one of the mainstays of college baseball for decades. OSU won the 1959 national championship, and has appeared in the championship game six times. The Cowboys have made 19 trips to the College World Series, which ranks fifth all-time. Gary Ward's teams dominated the Big Eight Conference, capturing an NCAA-record 16 consecutive league crowns from 1981-96. The Cowboys won a record 23 Big Eight championships from 1953-96.
Oklahoma State Baseball Tradition
• 1959 National Champions

• 2004 Big 12 Conference Tournament champions

• 24 first-team All-Big 12 selections

• Big 12 Conference Co-Player of the Year, Tyler Mach, 2006

• 39 NCAA Tournament berths, including 19 straight (1981-1999)

19 NCAA Regional titles

• 19 College World Series appearances, including NCAA record seven straight from 1981-87

• Fourth-most College World Series appearances in NCAA history

• Six CWS championship game appearances

• Two NCAA Super Regional appearances (1999, 2007)

• Seven 50-win seasons

• Big Eight Conference record 23 conference championships

• National record 16-consecutive conference championships (Big Eight Conference, 1981-1996)

• Baseball America’s Player of the Century, Pete Incaviglia

• Golden Spikes Award recipient, Robin Ventura, 1988

• Baseball America’s Freshman of the Year, Robin Ventura, 1986

• Baseball America’s Player of the Year, Pete Incaviglia, 1985, and Robin Ventura, 1987

• Baseball America’s Player of the Decade, Robin Ventura, 1980s

• The Sporting News’ Player of the Year, Robbie Wine, 1982, and Robin Ventura, 1987 and 1988

• Two Olympic Gold Medalists, Gary Green, 1984, and Robin Ventura, 1988

• National individual RBI leader, 1984, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’90, ’91, ’95

• National team runs scored leader, 1985, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’90, ’95, ’96, ’99

• 26 players named to the CWS all-tournament team 29 times, including three Most Valuable Players

• 23 first-team All-America selections by either the ABCA, Baseball America, The Sporting News or Collegiate Baseball

• 109 first-team All-Big Eight selections, including six in 1987, 1994 and 1995

• 17 Top 10 finishes in the Collegiate Baseball final season polls (since 1959)

• 13 Top 10 finishes in the Baseball America final season polls (since 1981)

• Oklahoma State holds 9 NCAA records, including five by Pete Incaviglia, three by the team and one by Robin Ventura

• Two members of the College Baseball Hall of Fame, Robin Ventura, Class of 2006 (inaugural class) and Pete Incaviglia, Class of 2007

• Baseball America’s “25 for 25” - Robin Ventura

Cowboy Baseball Legacy
1959 National Champions
College World Series
Conference Championships
Hall of Fame Cowboys
In the Pros

Pete Incaviglia established himself as the greatest slugger in college baseball history during his three seasons in a Cowboy uniform.

Gary Ward coached Oklahoma State from 1978-96. The Cowboys compiled a 953-313-1 record and finished first in the Big Eight 18 times in his 19 years at the helm.


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