Miami Baseball Announces All-Time Team
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami unveiled the results of the fan vote to create an all-time Hurricanes baseball team.
In honor of the 75th season of Miami Baseball, Miami athletics asked fans to vote for who they thought are some of the greatest Hurricanes to ever wear the orange and green.
The Hurricanes have won four national championships and made 45 NCAA tournament appearances, including a record 44 consecutive trips to the postseason between 1973 and 2016. Miami also has a record 30 NCAA Regional titles, has made 25 trips to the College World Series, produced 49 All-Americans and 61 Canes have gone on to play Major League Baseball.
The decisions were tough, as Miami baseball is one of the most successful and prominent programs in college baseball history. Voting began on April 12 and concluded at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30. Once the results were tallied, a 13-player team was constructed that featured a catcher, first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, three outfielders, a designated hitter, right-handed pitcher, left-handed pitcher and two relievers.
Miami Hurricanes All-Time Team
Catcher: Charles Johnson (1990-92)
First Base: Yonder Alonso (2006-08)
Second Base: Jemile Weeks (2006-08)
Shortstop: Alex Cora (1994-96)
Third Base: Ryan Braun (2003-05)
Outfield: Jon Jay (2004-06)
Outfield: Mike Fiore (1985-88)
Outfield: Doug Shields (1981-84)
DH: Pat Burrell (1996-98)
LHP: J.D. Arteaga (1994-97)
RHP: Alex Fernandez (1989)
Reliever: Danny Graves (1992-94)
Reliever: Jay Tessmer (1994-95)
A commemorative poster will be given to the first 300 fans in attendance at Saturday’s game vs. Bethune-Cookman. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Miami will host Bethune-Cookman from May 3-5 before closing their current eight-game homestand against UCF on May 8.