Friends Of UVM Baseball


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New Athletic Director Search

With the recent announcement in the Free Press (10/23, 10/24) of UVM Athletic Director Bob Corran retiring, we would hope that the National Search Committee would look to a qualified Vermonter to be interviewed for that position. We feel that UVM has over the past 10 years years become less and less of "Vermont Athletic School". The 2015 UVM fall teams of Field Hockey, Men and Womens's Soccer and Men and Women's Cross Country have a total roster of 130 athletes with 16 Vermonters (12%). The Friends of UVM Baseball has since February 20, 2009 keep the fire going to BRING IT BACK for baseball. UVM baseball over the years always had between 25% and 50% Vermont High School graduates on the roster. Under Vermont High School graduates; Coaches Ralph Lapointe (Winooski High) Jack Leggett (South Burlington High) and Bill Currier (Essex Junction High) the UVM teams were very competitive over the past 60 years. Centennial Field is considered by many to be the finest collegiate baseball field in New England. UVM baseball was suspended once before in the 1970's and reinstated. It is time to BRING IT BACK. For more information of the Friends of UVM Baseball go to our website:


Friends of UVM Baseball Invitational

The FRIENDS OF VERMONT BASEBALL INVITATIONAL got under way Friday at historic Centennial Field with St. Michael's beating the Black Sox 5-4 in a well played game. In the nightcap the Club Team treated the event as a "scrimmage" with everyone playing and a different pitcher (7) each inning, St. Mike's won 11-0. The ambiance of the setting, the logistics were awesome. Thanks the Friends for their efforts and talents for putting on this event.


Thank you VT Mountaineers

Friends, went to the Vermont Mountaineers game last night in 
Montpelier. What a community, step back in time production the 
Mountaineers staff puts on and a very good "product" on the field. 
Brian Gallagher, General Manager of the Mountaineers, the past 2 years 
has put our BRING IT BACK (previously on the CCTA busses) on the Press 
Box. This year he has placed it on the side of the stadium where 
EVERYONE coming into Recreation Field can see it. Awesome spot. Thanks Brian.

Also thanks Kyle for allowing us to put the BRING IT BACK  banner on 
the outfield fence at Centennial for the high school state 
championships this past weekend. Jim Carter


Vermont baseball high school championships 2015

Friends, what an effort by Kyle Bostwick and the Lake Monsters ground crew and staff in putting on this past weekends Vermont High School Baseball State Championships at Centennial. Just a sensational experience for those high school kids and their fans. Can you imagine being 16 years old and coming up from Ludlow (Black River Academy), being introduced to the crowd, with your picture on the video-tron and playing in your state's high school championship. A lifetime experience. We, the Friends, can be proud that with the support and cooperation of the Lake Monsters, 3 years ago, were instrumental in bringing the championships back to Centennial. Congratulations!


2014 / 2015 UVM Sports Recap

Friends, lets take a look at the UVM athletic year (2014/15) and
records of the 18 teams.


It’s past time for a pastime

Just east of campus sits a piece of history. It’s fair to assume that many students will never visit Centennial Field, let alone understand what it’s meant to generations of students and Vermonters alike.

read more @Vermont Cynic Website


Jim Carter on ESPN Radio 101.3

Jim Carter will be on the local 101.3 local ESPN show Saturday at 11am. Listen or call in 655 6672. Topics are Club Team activities and BRING IT BACK momentum.  The Club Team is scrimmaging at Rice Saturday at 1pm.


Calcutta Summary

We had a terrific Calcutta on Saturday at Finnigan's. A boisterous but civil crowd was assembled. Many of the Friend's members participated either by selling tickets (we sold out before the Calcutta), buying tickets or getting "door prizes'". Thank you to Daren, Barry C., Jeff D. Rick F., Hock, Tom, Mike, Steve, Bob, Kyle, Rick H, Mark, John, Don, Pete, Peter, John, TJ and Paul for your support. Hope I didn't miss someone. We have $6500 in hand with 10 folks that I should get their $75 this week. I was pleased that so many Club Team members bought or sold tickets and showed up. In talking with some of you last night our next step will be get some key Friend members and a few students to meet with the "right" UVM Administrators and tell them of our "recent activities and traction". We are not going away! Having 7 of the legislators that are also UVM Board of Trustees sign the House of Representatives Resolution was a key development. Also thank the following "door prize" donors for the their contribution.


Resolution presented to the House of Representatives

On Friday (March 20th) members of the Friends of UVM Baseball and Softball, former UVM Baseball and Softball players and current Club Team Baseball and Softball players assembled in the Well of the House Representatives to hear the Resolution read in support of UVM baseball and softball and the history of Centennial Field. The Resolution was sponsored, signed and supported by many legislators including 7 of the 8 legislators on the UVM Board of Trustees. This reading was followed by an unanimous vote of approval of the 150 member House and culminated with rousing ovation. Before and after the reading the group members met casually and talked about BRING IT BACK with individual legislators. There were many, many favorable responses by individual House and Senate members.

read the resolution here:



The University of Vermont Baseball Program has a long, proud tradition dating back to the 1880’s.  During this period, hundreds of Vermont high school graduates have donned the Green and Gold representing not only UVM but also their home state of Vermont.  Baseball has always been one of the most successful athletic programs at UVM.  In 2009, the athletic department cut both Baseball and Softball due to budget concerns.  The following facts will illustrate that this was a poor, short sighted decision.

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