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Title UA19 Athletics Series 1. Baseball
Creator Baseball (WKU)
Description Records created by baseball coaches regarding the team, schedules and awards.

These men have served as coach:

1910-1911 M.A. Leiper, W.J. Craig, J.H. Clagett & Fred Mutchler
1912 G.H. Reams
1913 M.A. Leiper & Roy Manchester
1914-1916 J.L. Arthur
1917-1921 no team
1922 J.C. Floyd
1923-1930 E.A. Diddle
1931 no team
1932-1942 E.A. Diddle
1943-1945 no team
1946-1957 E.A. Diddle
1958-1962 Nick Denes
1963-1964 Dan King
1965 Gene Rhodes
1966-1976 Jim Pickens
1977-1979 Barry Schollenberger
1980-2005 Joel Murrie
2006-2010 Chris Finwood
2011- Matt Myers
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1912
Year Range To 1959
Admin / Biog History The first intercollegiate baseball game played by WKU was held May 2, 1910 against Eastern Kentucky State Normal School in Bowling Green. WKU won 6-0. Baseball teams have been fielded with three exceptions 1917-1921, 1931 and 1943-1945 since.

Western professors were recruited to coach the earliest teams. In 1923 E.A. Diddle came to WKU and served as coach of all major sports. In 1957 he turned his attention to running the athletic department and coaching basketball. Nick Denes became baseball coach in 1958.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Baseball players
People Diddle, Edgar Allen, 1895-1970
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Related Materials UA1C5.1 - Images of Baseball and Baseball Players
UA19/17/1 - Athletic Media Relations Media Guides
UA19/17/3 - Athletic Media Relations Student Athlete Biographical Sheets
Athletic Media Relations Clipping File
UA36I.5 - E.A. Diddle personal papers
Catalog Number UA19.1
Dates of Creation 1912-1959
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 1/2 inch holinger
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA19
Level of Description Series
Containers Baseball
Baseball - Awards
Film/Video/Audio File - Baseball
Film/Video/Audio File
Film/Video/Audio File
Film/Video/Audio File - Baseball
Electronic Files