Long Beach State 49ers Baseball Tickets
Home Stadium: Bohl Diamond at Blair Field
Location: Long Beach, Calif.
Conference: Big West Conference
Head Coach: Eric Valenzuela
Notable Matchups: CSF (2002), Nevada (1998), UC Irvine (annually)
Notable Players: Jacob Hughey, Alfredo Ruiz, Tyler Gums, Aiden Malm
Long Beach State 49ers Baseball TicketsThe Long Beach State 49ers baseball team, unofficially known as the Dirtbags, acquired their nickname during the 1989 season when the team was comprised of mostly newcomers. They did not have a home field, so they practiced at a local dirt Pony ballfield. Players ended up covered in dirt and dust after rigorous practices, and thus the nickname stuck. The 1989 Dirtbags advanced to their first College World Series appearance. Since then, being a Dirtbag has symbolized tenacity and perseverance. In the program’s history, the Dirtbags have made appearances in four College World Series, 22 NCAA Regionals and three Super Regionals. They hold titles to nine Big West Tournaments. Long Beach State and the University of California, Irvine, have an ongoing rivalry in multiple men’s and women’s sports, including UC Irvine Anteaters baseball. Points are accumulated through the year, and the winning team takes the surfboard trophy with their school’s name engraved on it. Grab your Long Beach State 49ers baseball tickets at StubHub.
Who makes up the coaching staff for the Long Beach State 49ers baseball team?The 49ers’ head coach is Eric Valenzuela. He took over the position in 2019 after spending six years at Saint Mary's College of California, leading the Gaels to unprecedented success in a very short time. Before that, Valenzuela spent four seasons at San Diego State University as the pitching coach of the Aztecs and recruiting coordinator under Tony Gwynn’s lead. He has also served as assistant coach at San Diego. Head Coach Valenzuela is assisted by Associate Head Coach Bryan Peters, Assistant Coach Daniel Costanza, Volunteer Assistant Coach Benny Bonilla and Director of Baseball Operations Ryan Day.
Where do the Dirtbags play home games?The Dirtbags call home field advantage at Bohl Diamond at Blair Field. Touted as one of the best amateur playing fields in the nation, Blair Field was ranked in the top 15 collegiate ballparks by Baseball America. Built in 1958, the stadium underwent major renovations in 1992 and became the home of the Long Beach State baseball team in 1993. There is covered stadium seating for 3,500, and the field has been used by many Major League Baseball teams for practices.
What is the Long Beach State 49ers' baseball schedule like?Catch the Dirtbags up against teams like the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the Xavier Muskateers and the Tulane Green Wave in the earlier part of the season. Later on, you can catch them competing against other teams in the Big West Conference, including the UC Davis Aggies, the UC Riverside Highlanders and the Hawaii Warriors. If you are unable to catch a game in Long Beach, you can find them playing in other cities including Northridge, Calif., New Orleans, La., and Fullerton, Calif.
Who are some Dirtbags who made it to the MLB?In all, 46 former Dirtbags have gone on to play for Major League Baseball teams, with six of those winning World Series Championships. As of 2015, there were 16 major league players who hailed from Long Beach State, more than from any other college in the country. Some former Dirtbags who made it to the MLB include Evan Longoria, Marco Estrada, Bryan Shaw, Troy Tulowitzki, Vance Worley and Danny Espinosa.
Who are Long Beach State 49ers baseball players in the LBSU Athletic Hall of Fame?The entire 1989 baseball team was inducted into the Hall of Fame as well as both pre- and post-Dirtbag 49ers. Inductees include Don Anderson, Bobby Crosby, Rod Gaspar, Jeff Liefer, Randy Moffitt, Dave Snow, Rob Townley and Jered Weaver.
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