<em>Baseball America</em> Rates Stanford Nation's Third-Best Program In 'Goiden Age'
Jan. 16, 2007
Durham, N.C. - Baseball America has rated Stanford as the nation's third-best collegiate baseball program during the 'Golden Age' of the sport in a study released Tuesday. The publication classifies the period from when the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship expanded to 64 teams in 1999 through the 2006 campaign. Stanford's five trips to the College World Series during the span are tied for the most by any team in the country. Texas and Miami, the top two programs in the study, also have made five CWS appearances since 1999 along with Cal State Fullerton.
Stanford has been involved in NCAA postseason play a total of 27 times. The Cardinal has won a pair of national titles (1987, '88) in its 15 all-time CWS appearances and been runners-up on three other occasions (2000, '01, '03), the latter during its school record run of five straight trips to Omaha (1999-2003). Stanford has also won five NCAA Super Regional crowns, 14 Regional titles and 20 conference championships including shared and Pac-10 Southern Division titles.
The 2007 Stanford club (No. 23 Collegiate Baseball, No. 24 NCBWA, No. 31 Baseball America) will open its campaign at No. 14 Cal State Fullerton with a three-game set Friday-Sunday, February 2-4 (7 pm, 6 pm, 12 pm, PT). Stanford will welcome Fresno State in its first home series of the season Friday-Sunday, February 9-11 (5 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT).