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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.


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.


Walk-Off for H

The Crimson completed a nine-run comeback in the ninth against Yale.


The Elder One

Senior pitcher Kevin Stone cheers from the dugout of this season’s Beanpot Championship at Fenway Park.


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.


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.


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.


Shaw Sets Ivy League Saves Record

The junior closer secured his 12th save of the season against Dartmouth last weekend, setting an Ancient Eight mark.


Baseball Takes Heartbreaking Ninth Inning Loss in Beanpot Championship

In a heartbreakingly cruel twist of fate, the UMass Minutemen stormed back in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the ballgame 10-9.


A Fenway Final

The Crimson are looking to win back-to-back Beanpot championships for the first time in program history, facing off against UMass in Fenway Park, the home stadium of the Boston Red Sox


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