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• 1979- UAB baseball program is born under the leadership of former major league player and manager Harry "The Hat" Walker.

• February 26, 1984 - First baseball game played at Young Memorial Field as the Blazers beat Vanderbilt, 14-8. Joey Cora of Vanderbilt got the first hit in the park, while UAB's Mike Goff was the first Blazer to record a hit.

• 1988 - Pete Rancont takes over as the second head coach of the Blazers.

• 1991- UAB earns its first-ever NCAA Regional berth after winning the Sun Belt Tournament. The Blazers went 1-2 at the regional, earning a victory against Rutgers before being eliminated by Oklahoma State.

• 1992- UAB posts a school record 43 wins en route to a Great Midwest Tournament title.

• 1994- Jay Cole becomes the first Blazer to garner All-America accolades.

• 1998 - Shayne Carnes becomes UAB's second All-American.

• 2000- Larry Giangrosso named third head coach of the Blazers.

• 2006 - Brian Shoop named fourth head coach of the Blazers.

 
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