About the Program

About the Program

One of the eldest varsity teams in collegiate sports history, the Bowdoin College baseball team began playing around 1867, with its first intercollegiate competition against Dartmouth in 1869. Nearly 140 years later, the Polar Bears have accumulated over 1,000 wins and have established themselves as one of the top teams in New England.

Bowdoin's rich history has seen numerous players earn regional and national honors, including David DeCew '99 and Matt McDonald '97 both leading Division III in batting average during their careers. More recently, the Polar Bears have qualified for the NESCAC Tournament three times- including the rights to host the event in 2006, when they were the Eastern Division Champions. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 the Polar Bears reached the NESCAC Championship. Bowdoin reached the NCAA Regional Tournament in the 2012 season.

Under head coach Mike Connolly, the Polar Bears have become one of the most successful teams in New England over the past decade, consistently posting 20-win seasons and earning postseason playoff bids.

Indoor practices begin February in mid-February in Farley Field House. The team makes an annual trip to Florida in the spring, where they play between eight and 12 games before returning north for regional and NESCAC Conference play.