Stories about "baseball"
Alan Nathan, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Illinois, is a nationally recognized expert on the physics of baseball.
National authority on physics of baseball to speak on Sept. 9

Friday, September 5, 2014 2:20 pm

Alan Nathan, a nationally recognized expert on the physics of baseball, speaks at Bates on Sept. 9.

The new batting facility under construction on July 23, 2014. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update, Aug. 14, 2014: New home for Bobcat batters

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:33 pm

Another construction project completed this summer has attracted its own share of...

William J. Chick Leahey Jr. '52 poses with his wife, Ruth, at the Annual Gathering of the Alumni Association on June 7, 2014. (H. Lincoln Benedict '09)
William “Chick” Leahey ’52, celebrated Bates baseball coach, receives Papaioanou Award for Extraordinary Service

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:26 pm

Leahey was joined by fellow award recipients Esther Rosenthal Mechler '64, Christian Rogers ’04 and Katherine Papadonis Rogers ’04, Elizabeth Metz McNab ’64, and Victoria Wyeth ’01.

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An infographic look at baseball’s first trip to the NESCAC Championship

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:00 pm

Bates plays its first-round game today at 3 p.m. vs. Wesleyan University on the campus of Babson College in Babson Park, Mass.

Home Run!

Friday, May 1, 2009 12:14 pm

Bates College catcher Gordy Webb '11 earned New England Small College Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week honors in early April, batting .611 (11-for-18) with a .632 on-base percentage and a 1.111 slugging mark while not committing an error behind the plate during the Bobcats’ 3-2 week.

Gordy Webb '11

Monday, April 6, 2009 10:49 am

Bates sophomore catcher Gordy Webb (Hampden, Maine) batted .611 (11-for-18) with a .632 on-base percentage and a 1.111 slugging mark while not committing an error behind the plate during the Bobcats' 3-2 week last week.

'Red Sox Nation' faces competition from a likely source

Friday, March 6, 2009 12:42 pm

"Red Sox Nation," a course taught by Professor of History Margaret Creighton, uses the Olde Towne Team to discuss issues like race, class and gender in America.

Thompson named head baseball coach at Bates

Monday, June 23, 2008 3:17 pm

Edwin Thompson, a former Division I and professional baseball player from Maine, has been named head baseball coach at Bates College, Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh announced on Wednesday.

Brian Mahoney '08

Monday, May 5, 2008 2:59 pm

Mahoney played and started more games (125 and 124, respectively) and recorded more at-bats (488) than any Bates baseball player in history.

The 1892 Bates baseball team posted a 7–1 record en route to the state title. (Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
Scene Again: In 1892, Bates was best in baseball

Monday, July 23, 2007 3:52 pm

In 1892, baseball already reigned as the nation’s pastime, but interest in football was growing.