Published: June 1, 2015

CU squad in 1894

The University of Colorado Boulder played its first intercollegiate baseball game in the spring of 1890. CU defeated the Colorado School of Mines, 5-4, in Boulder. This photograph shows the CU squad in 1894.

CU baseball played its final game on May 6, 1980, a 15-4 loss to Northern Colorado. Five weeks later, the university eliminated varsity baseball and six other sports amid budget cuts and Title IX commitments.

In its 90-year history, CU-Boulder’s baseball team established a winning record of 819 victories, 614 losses and 5 ties — and sat for some delightful pictures.

Photo courtesy CU-Boulder Heritage Center