San Diego State Aztecs Baseball
San Diego State Aztecs
San Diego State Aztecs logo.svg
Founded 1936
University San Diego State University
Head coach Mark Martinez
Conference Mountain West
Location San Diego, CA
Home stadium Tony Gwynn Stadium
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nickname Aztecs
Colors Scarlet and Black[1]
NCAA Tournament appearances
1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Conference tournament champions
1990, 1991, 2000, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Conference champions
1986, 1988, 1990, 2002, 2004

The San Diego State Aztecs baseball team is the college baseball program that represents the San Diego State University. Along with the university's other athletic teams, the baseball team became a member of the Mountain West Conference during the 1999-00 academic year. Previously, the baseball program competed in the Western Athletic Conference. The Aztecs play in Tony Gwynn Stadium, on the SDSU campus in San Diego, California. From 2003 until his death in 2014, Tony Gwynn was the program's head coach.

Tony Gwynn Stadium

The stadium was originally named Smith Stadium in honor of Charlie Smith, the longtime San Diego State head baseball coach; the playing field is still called Smith Field. The stadium was extensively renovated and rebuilt in 1997 at a cost of $4 million, funded mainly out of the pocket of John Moores, then owner of the San Diego Padres. The renovated stadium was named in honor of Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Fame superstar for the Padres. As an undergraduate Gwynn played both baseball and basketball for the SDSU Aztecs. He became SDSU's head baseball coach after he retired from the Padres.[3]

Head coaches

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1936-1964 Charlie Smith 28 555-289-10 .656
1965-1971 Lyle Olsen 6 181-134-9 .573
1972-2002 Jim Dietz 30 1231-750-18 .620
2003-2014 Tony Gwynn 12 321-342 .484
Totals 4 coaches 75 seasons 2,288-1,515-37 .595


SDSU in the NCAA Tournament

Year Record Pct Notes
SDSU did not make the tournament from 1947-1978.
1979 2-2 .500 Lost in the NCAA Mideast Regional finals to Pepperdine.
SDSU did not make the tournament in 1980.
1981 0-2 .000 Eliminated by Oral Roberts in the Midwest Regional.
1982 0-2 .000 Eliminated by Houston in the West II Regional.
1983 1-2 .333 Eliminated by UC Santa Barbara in the West I Regional Semi-Finals.
1984 3-2 .600 Lost in the NCAA West I Regional finals to Cal State Fullerton.
SDSU did not make the tournament in 1985.
1986 0-2 .000 Eliminated by Texas-Pan American in the Central Regional.
SDSU did not make the tournament from 1987-1989.
1990 3-2 .600 Lost in the NCAA West I Regional finals to Stanford.
1991 0-2 .000 Eliminated by Portland in the West II Regional.
SDSU did not make the tournament from 1992-2008.
2009 1-2 .333 Eliminated by UC Irvine in the Irvine Regional.
SDSU did not make the tournament from 2010-2012.
2013 0-2 .000 Eliminated by San Diego in the Los Angeles Regional.
2014 0-2 .000 Eliminated by Louisiana-Lafayette in the Lafayette Regional.
2015 1-2 .333 Eliminated by USC in the Lake Elsinore (Calif.) Regional.
2017 1-2 .333 Eliminated UCLA Bruins in the Long Beach Regional. Eliminated by Long Beach State in the Long Beach Regional.
TOTALS 11-24 .314


All-time series records

Mountain West members

Opponent Games Played Wins Losses Percentage
Air Force 112 91 21 .812
Fresno State 172 84 88 .488
Nevada 17 9 8 .529
New Mexico 167 101 66 .604
San Jose State 78 52 26 .666
UNLV 121 70 51 .578
Totals 667 407 260 .610
Through June 1, 2013.
Note all-time series includes non-conference matchups.

Player awards


The following is a listing of first team selections. Other selections are available at SDSU's official media guide.[7]


Notable alumni

Player Position MLB Teams
Tony Gwynn RF San Diego Padres
Graig Nettles 3B Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Montreal Expos
Mark Grace 1B Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks
Jim Wilson P Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox
Dave Smith P Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs
Tony Clark 1B Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks
Pete Coscarart 2B/SS Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates
Justin Masterson SP Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians
Stephen Strasburg SP Washington Nationals
Quintin Berry LF Detroit Tigers
Buddy Black P Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants
Chris Gwynn OF Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres
Tony Gwynn Jr OF Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies
Aaron Harang SP Oakland Athletics, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves
Addison Reed CP Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks


See also


External links

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