Baseball


Former Crimson Infielder Peter Woodfork ‘99 Reflects on His Path from Harvard Baseball to Overseeing Minor League Operations

“At Harvard, as both an athlete and a student, it was a really positive experience. And I knew I wanted to stay involved in the game.”


Going Yard?

Tommy Seidl '21 hits during a weekly scrimmage at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, Mass. Scrimmages have been taking place at the site throughout fall 2020.


A Whole New Ballgame

For Jaren Zinn ‘21, it is all about maximizing the opportunities that he has. That is why the 6’4” right-handed pitcher is taking a leave of absence this semester, choosing instead to live and train in Allston, Mass., with a few of his teammates. Zinn hopes that by focusing on baseball this semester, he can make the most of his remaining two years of eligibility with Harvard Baseball.


Slugger

Jake Suddleson '20 takes an at-bat in a 2019 matchup with the Yale Bulldogs. In the 2019 campaign, Suddleson's junior season, the now-member of the Oakland Athletics organization put together a 0.372 batting average with 11 home runs.


Suddleson Steadfast Despite Lost Season

“It was disappointing but also added fuel to the fire,” Suddleson said. “The only thing to do after [not getting drafted] is to keep working hard and keep playing hard because that’s all you can do.”


Senior Perspective: Jake Suddleson

No, this wasn’t how my time at Harvard was supposed to end.  But, with new challenges come new opportunities. And with new opportunities come new experiences.


Harvard Baseball’s Complex Racial History: William Clarence Matthews and the Southern Road Trips

Former Harvard president Charles Eliot once said, “This year I'm told the team did well because one pitcher had a fine curveball. I understand that a curve ball is thrown with a deliberate attempt to deceive. Surely this is not an ability we should want to foster at Harvard.” While Eliot’s understanding of off-speed pitches may have missed the strike zone, he was correct to highlight that the baseball team during his tenure had a skewed moral compass. For some players on the team, the curves off the field proved more troublesome than those on the diamond.


Harvard Baseball Travels West for Its NCAA Tournament Opener Against Oklahoma State

For McColl and the other seniors, the berth into the Tournament is especially meaningful. The veterans of the Crimson squad will leave their mark on the program as they don a Harvard uniform for the last couple of times.


The Elder One

Senior pitcher Kevin Stone cheers from the dugout of this season’s Beanpot Championship at Fenway Park.


Walk-Off for H

The Crimson completed a nine-run comeback in the ninth against Yale.


Baseball Wins Ivy Championship, Advances to NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2005

For the first time since the 2005 season, Harvard baseball won the Ivy League Playoff Series, defeating Columbia by an 8-6 score in a pulse-racing 11-inning affair and advancing to the Regional round of the NCAA Tournament.


Baseball Wins First Regular Season Ivy League Championship Since 2005

A 7-2 victory over Brown in Providence on Monday guaranteed Harvard its first regular season Ivy League championship since 2005, and the right to host Columbia in the Championship Series on May 18 and 19.


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