|North Carolina Tar Heels|
|University||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Head coach||Mike Fox (17th season)|
|Location||Chapel Hill, North Carolina|
|Home stadium||Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium
|Colors||Carolina Blue and White
|College World Series runner-up|
|College World Series appearances|
|1960, 1966, 1978, 1989, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1948, 1960, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1982, 1983, 1984, 1990, 2007, 2013|
|1960, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 2013|
The North Carolina Tar Heels baseball team, commonly referred to as Carolina, represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in NCAA Division I college baseball. They compete in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tar Heels play their home games on campus at Boshamer Stadium, and are currently coached by Mike Fox.
The program's first recorded game took place in 1867, when the Tar Heels defeated a Raleigh all-star team, 34-17. The program's next recorded games were played in 1891. Thereafter, the University sponsored a varsity intercollegiate baseball program on a regular basis from that season onwards.
In 1921, the University of North Carolina became a founding member of the Southern Conference. Bunny Hearn became head coach of the Tar Heel baseball program in 1932, serving in that capacity for the next fifteen years. The Tar Heels would win six Southern Conference baseball titles during the Hearn era, as well as two wartime Ration League titles in 1943 and 1945. In 1947, Hearn suffered a stroke and chose to relinquish his head coaching duties. Walter Rabb would thereafter take over as head coach of the Tar Heel baseball program, though Hearn remained as a coach at North Carolina for another ten years.
North Carolina left the Southern Conference in 1953, opting to become a founding member of the newly formed Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tar Heels won their first ACC baseball title in 1960. The program's first College World Series appearance also came in 1960. In 1964, the Tar Heels won their second ACC baseball title, posting an undefeated record in conference play. No other team in ACC baseball history has ever been undefeated in conference play.
The Tar Heels would appear in the College World Series three more times during the 20th century.
The Tar Heels reached the College World Series in four consecutive years between 2006 and 2009, and five times in six years between 2006 and 2011. They reached the national championship series in both 2006 and 2007, but lost on both occasions to the Oregon State Beavers. The Tar Heels made a third straight trip to Omaha in 2008.
While Boshamer Stadium was being renovated and rebuilt during the 2008 season, the Tar Heels played their home games at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in nearby Cary. The Tar Heels returned to Chapel Hill in February 2009, following the completion of the extensive renovations to Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels reached the 2009 College World Series, the program's fourth consecutive College World Series appearance, following their first season playing in newly renovated Boshamer Stadium.
The Tar Heels once again reached the College World Series in 2011. The Tar Heels were the top overall seed in the 2013 NCAA Baseball Tournament, during which they reached the 2013 College World Series once again.
|William R. Robertson||1894||10-4||.714|
|Jesse M. Oldham||1895||6-4||.600|
|Benjamin E. Stanley||1896-1897||18-8-1||.630|
|William A. Reynolds||1898-1899||21-5-1||.796|
|Bob Lawson||1900, 1905-1906, 1910||47-23-2||.667|
|Edward M. Ashenback||1902||7-6||.538|
|Charles M. Clancey||1911-1912||26-14||.650|
|Earl T. Mack||1914||8-11||.425|
|Charles A. Doak||1915-1916||19-15||.559|
|Bunny Hearn||1917-1918, 1932-1946||214-132-2||.618|
|James N. Ashmore||1927-1931||72-39-3||.645|
Boshamer Stadium, the program's home venue, was built in the early 1970s and renovated in the late 2000s. It has a capacity of 4,100 spectators, with additional standing room. It has hosted five ACC Tournaments, most recently in 1983.
Former Tar Heels on current MLB rosters as of August 1, 2017.
|Dustin Ackley||2B/LF||29||New York Yankees|
|Brian Goodwin||LF||8||Washington Nationals|
|Matt Harvey||P||33||New York Mets|
|Chris Ianetta||C||17||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
|Andrew Miller||P||48||Cleveland Indians|
|Colin Moran||3B||8||Houston Astros|
|Mike Morin||P||64||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
|Kyle Seager||3B||15||Seattle Mariners|
|Adam Warren||P||43||New York Yankees|
Former Tar Heels on current Minor League Baseball rosters as of August 1, 2017.
|Daniel Bard||P||St. Lucie Mets||New York Mets|
|Colin Bates||P||36||Harrisburg Senators||Washington Nationals|
|A.J. Bogucki||P||28||Hagerstown Suns||Washington Nationals|
|Skye Bolt||CF||13||Stockton Ports||Oakland A's|
|Taylore Cherry||P||39||Winston-Salem Dash||Chicago White Sox|
|Joe Dudek||1B||26||Lexington Legends||Kansas City Royals|
|Kent Emanuel||P||35||Fresno Grizzlies||Houston Astros|
|Tim Federowicz||C||18||Sacramento River Cats||San Francisco Giants|
|Zac Gallen||P||3||Springfield Cardinals||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Reilly Hovis||P||41||Greensboro Grasshoppers||Miami Marlins|
|Trevor Kelley||P||35||Portland Sea Dogs||Boston Red Sox|
|Mason McCullough||P||44||Jackson Generals||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Levi Michael||2B||9||Chattanooga Lookouts||Minnesota Twins|
|Brian Moran||P||25||Tulsa Drillers||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Benton Moss||P||30||Montgomery Biscuits||Tampa Bay Rays|
|R.C. Orlan||P||26||Potomac Nationals||Washington Nationals|
|Tyler Ramirez||RF||33||Midland Rockhounds||Oakland A's|
|Zach Rice||P||45||Danville Braves||Atlanta Braves|
|Michael Russell||SS||12||Montgomery Biscuits||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Ryder Ryan||P||15||Lake County Captains||Cleveland Indians|
|Jacob Stallings||C||32||Indianapolis Indians||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Trent Thornton||P||12||Fresno Grizzlies||Houston Astros|
|Spencer Trayner||P||37||State College Spikes||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Hunter Williams||P||26||Grand Junction Rockies||Colorado Rockies|
|Rob Wooten||P||45||Louisville Bats||Cincinnati Reds|