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Thomas Tees Off
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Senior Perspective: Matt Thomas

It’s a strange thing to have the last 75 games of your collegiate career cancelled. In fact, during my four years, I only played in one-third as many. The Harvard Baseball Team has been such a core part of my identity in college, so I struggled to find direction and purpose when it was taken away. What did it mean to be a Harvard baseball player if we didn’t play any games?

Thomas Tees Off
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Thomas Tees Off

Matt Thomas ’21 launches a drive into left field against rival Yale in an April 2019 meeting.

The River Rundown Ep. 4 Teaser with Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Brent Suter '12
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The River Rundown Ep. 4 Teaser with Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Brent Suter '12

The River Rundown Podcast Ep 4

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Podcast: The River Rundown Ep. 4 with Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Brent Suter '12

In Episode 4, we sit down with Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brent Suter ’12 to talk about his path from college, through the minors, to the major leagues, and his passion for environmental sustainability and Earth Day. After spending several seasons in a hybrid role as a starter and a reliever, Suter has thrived out of the bullpen this season, already registering two wins and pitching to a 2.87 ERA for Milwaukee—who are first in the division.

Old Stomping Grounds
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Old Stomping Grounds

Peter Woodfork '99 won three Ivy League championships as a player at Harvard, and he will hope to have that same kind of success as he presides over MLB's player development.

Old Stomping Grounds
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Former Crimson Infielder Peter Woodfork ‘99 Reflects on His Path from Harvard Baseball to Overseeing Minor League Operations

“At Harvard, as both an athlete and a student, it was a really positive experience. And I knew I wanted to stay involved in the game.”

Going Yard?
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Going Yard?

Tommy Seidl '21 hits during a weekly scrimmage at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, Mass. Scrimmages have been taking place at the site throughout fall 2020.

Going Yard?
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A Whole New Ballgame

For Jaren Zinn ‘21, it is all about maximizing the opportunities that he has. That is why the 6’4” right-handed pitcher is taking a leave of absence this semester, choosing instead to live and train in Allston, Mass., with a few of his teammates. Zinn hopes that by focusing on baseball this semester, he can make the most of his remaining two years of eligibility with Harvard Baseball.

Slugger
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Slugger

Jake Suddleson '20 takes an at-bat in a 2019 matchup with the Yale Bulldogs. In the 2019 campaign, Suddleson's junior season, the now-member of the Oakland Athletics organization put together a 0.372 batting average with 11 home runs.

Slugger
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Suddleson Steadfast Despite Lost Season

“It was disappointing but also added fuel to the fire,” Suddleson said. “The only thing to do after [not getting drafted] is to keep working hard and keep playing hard because that’s all you can do.”

The Suddle Art
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The Suddle Art

Senior outfielder Jake Suddleson connects against Oklahoma State in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, a common occurrence for the 2019 Ivy League Player of the Year.

The Suddle Art
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Senior Perspective: Jake Suddleson

No, this wasn’t how my time at Harvard was supposed to end.  But, with new challenges come new opportunities. And with new opportunities come new experiences.

Before His Time
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Before His Time

Matthews, one of the best players of his time, had his professional baseball chances dashed by the MLB's systemized racism.

Before His Time
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Harvard Baseball’s Complex Racial History: William Clarence Matthews and the Southern Road Trips

Former Harvard president Charles Eliot once said, “This year I'm told the team did well because one pitcher had a fine curveball. I understand that a curve ball is thrown with a deliberate attempt to deceive. Surely this is not an ability we should want to foster at Harvard.” While Eliot’s understanding of off-speed pitches may have missed the strike zone, he was correct to highlight that the baseball team during his tenure had a skewed moral compass. For some players on the team, the curves off the field proved more troublesome than those on the diamond.

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