The Suddle Art

Senior outfielder Jake Suddleson connects against Oklahoma State in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, a common occurrence for the 2019 Ivy League Player of the Year.

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.

Before His Time

Matthews, one of the best players of his time, had his professional baseball chances dashed by the MLB's systemized racism.

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.

Back in the Dance

The Crimson's last NCAA berth was in 2005.

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.

Pile Up

The Crimson celebrate its first berth to the NCAA Tournament since 2005.

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.

Champions of Cambridge

Baseball was victorious over Brown on Monday, securing its first Ivy League regular season title since 2005.

Baseball Takes First Place and Crucial Series Over Columbia at Home

However, the focus of the weekend was on Sunday and the Crimson seniors. It was fitting that the Crimson took home the ballgame and the series in such an electric fashion, as Sunday was the team’s senior day on O’Donnell Field.

Hunting the Fastball

Junior Hunter Bigge has excelled as a two-way player for the Crimson this season. The righty has compiled a 5-1 record on the mound, and a .291 average at the plate

Saving the Day

Kieran Shaw has cemented his role as the Crimson's closer this season.

Pesky Pole

Senior first baseman Patrick McColl blasted a home run in the top of the first inning, but the Crimson could not take home the victory.

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