When choosing the best all-time SEC baseball program, the key issue who has won the most SEC Baseball Championships and who has appeared the most and/or won the most College World Series Championships.
There are three SEC Baseball programs at the top.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have captured nine SEC Championships (1948, 1949, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1987, and 1989) and racked up five SEC Tournament Championship honors in 1979, 1985, 1987, 2001, and 2005. With eight College World Series appearances, the Bulldogs were able to finish as high as third in 1985's CWS. Overall, the Miss. State baseball program is known for its exceptional pool of pitchers, as a Mississippi State pitcher has been selected during the first round of the Major League Baseball draft six times between 1992 and 2003.
As with football, Alabama Baseball has a great winning tradition. After their 2006 SEC regular season conference baseball championship, the Crimson Tide tied LSU for the most SEC regular season titles with 14. The Crimson Tide also leads the conference in the most SEC Tournament Championships with seven. Appearing five times in the NCAA College World Series, Bama finished second in 1983 and 1997. The Crimson Tide were led in those seasons by the all-time winningest coach in Alabama baseball history, Jim Wells. Alabama has also made 20 appearances in the SEC Baseball Tournament (fewer than Mississippi State and LSU), but has earned 7 Tourney Titles (the most out of the top 3).
It's easy to rank Louisiana State University at the top of SEC baseball. (Other than Georgia in 1990) LSU is the only SEC team that has won the College World Series. And they did it five times: 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, and 2000. LSU has also won 13 regular season SEC Championships (1939, 1943, 1946, 1961, 1975, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, and 2003) and six SEC Tournament Championships. They have the highest winning percentage in the history of the SEC Baseball Tournament. Finally, the Tigers have made 13 College World Series appearances with the latest being in 2004.
Yes, LSU has the best all-time SEC baseball program.
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