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UAB Blazers Baseball Tickets
Location: Birmingham, Ala.
Conference: Conference USA
2019 Overall Record: 27-29
2019 Conference Record: 2018
UAB Blazers Baseball TicketsThe University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers, more commonly referred to as the UAB Blazers, has been a member of Conference USA since the 1996 season. The school officially launched a baseball program for the 1979 season and after a sub-.500 inaugural season immediately turned things around, going 30-20 in their second season. The 1981 season was even better, as the team put up 40 victories. UAB made it to the College World Series Regionals for the first time in 1991 but would not make a second College World Series Regionals appearance again until 2012. The Blazers put up some impressive records during those years that saw them miss out on the postseason, including the 1992 season that saw them put up 43 wins. Before joining Conference USA, the Blazers were a member of both the Sun Belt Conference and the Great Midwest Conference. While the team did miss the postseason in 2019, they ended the season on a high note, winning 7 of their last 10 games. Get your tickets today to see the UAB Blazers at StubHub.
Who is the head coach of the UAB Blazers baseball team?2020 will see Brian Shoop return for his 14th season as the head coach of the UAB Blazers baseball team. Shoop was named the fourth head coach in school history prior to the 2007 season. Before becoming a coach, Brian Shoop spent four years playing at Malone College and returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach from 1981 until 1982. In 1983, he joined the coaching staff at Mississippi State, where he worked with future MLB stars like Jeff Brantley, Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro. He was at Mississippi State until 1990 when Shoop was named the head coach at Birmingham Southern College. During his 17 year tenure there, Coach Shoop posted a remarkable record of 699-300-1. During his time at Birmingham Southern, Shoop put up record seasons for the program, such as the 55-win 2001 season in which he was named the NAIA Coach of the Year and the 2004 season in which the team's 47-18 record earned him the American Baseball Association Coach of the Year Award. Coming into 2020, Shoop has a record of 1,054-685-1, including 355 wins at UAB. He was named the 2014 Conference USA Coach of the Year.
Who are the UAB Blazers' rivals in baseball?UAB has a rival with the crosstown Samford Bulldogs. While the two teams do not share a conference, Samford baseball is also based in Birmingham, meaning the two squads not only battle for supremacy within the state, but also within the city.
Have any players played for the UAB Blazers and gone on to Major League Baseball?Within the last few seasons, several players from UAB have been drafted or signed by Major League Baseball teams and are working their way through various farm systems. Chase Mallard, Turner Lee, Alex Luna, James Naile and Adam Lau have are all playing for Major League teams at various levels of their farm systems. In 2019, Graham Ashcraft became the highest-drafted UAB player in history when the Cincinnati Reds took him in the sixth round of the MLB draft.
Where does the UAB Blazers baseball team play their home games?The UAB Blazers actually have two home stadiums. Home games in February and March are played at Regions Field, which they share with the Double-A Birmingham Barons, and their on-campus stadium, Young Memorial Stadium. Regions Field opened in 2003 and boasts a seating capacity of 8500, while Young Memorial Stadium is both older and considerably smaller. It was constructed in 1984 and holds 1,000 fans.
Where can I buy UAB Blazers Baseball tickets?You can grab your tickets to see the UAB Blazers baseball team at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub.
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