Baseball at Brigham Young University

The beginning of Spring marks the start of the annual baseball season. Brigham Young University has fielded baseball teams since 1891. The early baseball games were held on Temple Hill (site of the present campus) and are now played at the beautiful Larry H. Miller park.

Brigham Young University's 1908 baseball team.

The Brigham Young University Archives is home to materials that tell the story of baseball at Brigham Young University. They include:

  • MSS OH 42 Oscar Whiting oral history interview : Tape and transcript, 1973. Interview discusses Charles Redd as manager of the Brigham Young University baseball team.
  • UA 699 Media guides and related items, 1930-2005. Primarily media guides for men’s and women’s sports programs at BYU, including baseball, basketball (women’s), cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling. The collection is not comprehensive prior to 2001. Finding aid available at http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/2294/UPB_UA669.
  • UA 1327 Brigham Young University Department of Athletics records, 1929-1982. The Department of Athletics has its roots in the early history of Brigham Young Academy. Early athletic activities included track and field, baseball, football, and basketball. From its humble beginnings, the athletic program at Brigham Young University has become one of the best in the United States. BYU’s intercollegiate program of 10 men’s teams and 11 women’s teams has become one of the top athletic programs in the country, repeatedly achieving national rankings and recognition. Finding aid available at http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/2294/UPB_UA1327.
  • UA 1029 Brigham Young University athletic photographs, 1893-1989. This collection documents photographically the variety of athletic activities that took place at Brigham Young University from 1893 until the end of the 1980s. Finding aid available at http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/2294/UPB_UA1029.

If you would like to know more about the resources for studying baseball at Brigham Young University, please contact the University Archivist at (801) 422-5821 or gordon_daines@byu.edu

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