1955 National Runners-Up 1984 National Runners-Up

1976 Zanesville Regional Champions 1984 Altoona Regional Champions 2006 Altoona Regional Champions

Games Record Win% RF RA Diff
182 82 - 100 0.451 1120 1161 -41

Joined 1945
First Tournament 1945
Last Tournament 2013
Franchise Status Active
Seasons 64
Regionals 20
Tournaments 50
Best Finish 2nd
Worst Finish 16th
Average Finish 9th
DNQs 13
Upper Bracket 11
Lower Bracket 11


1st   Finalist 2
2nd 2
3rd 4 At or above
4th 3
5th 3
6th 4
7th 7
8th 1
9th 5 Below
10th 4
11th 4
12th 3
13th 5
14th 1
15th 3
16th+ 1

About Maryland State

Maryland State finished in 3rd place in the first AAABA tournament in 1945. In 1954 and 1955, Leone's Cafe (who would later win repeated championships under the Baltimore franchise) placed 3rd and 2nd under the leadership of Ray Muhl. The 1955 club won 5 consecutive elimination games before falling to New Orleans 8-5 in the championship.

In 1981, Clayton Jacobsen's Wagner Baseball Club put together a series of strong tournament showings including four top-4 finishes in 7 years. The 1984 squad won the Altoona regional and were national runners-up, again winning 5 consecutive elimination games and again falling to New Orleans in the finals.

The franchise did not compete in the tournament from 1994 to 1996, but returned with the Columbia Reds in 1997. The 1998 Grand Slam USA team managed by Richie Pfaff finished 4th, as did Dave Caplan's Maryland Orioles team of 2006.

The past 4 seasons have been difficult times for the Maryland State franchise, as they failed to advance past regionals in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and placed a winless 15th in 2010. Overall, however, the Marylanders have put in many good showings and have finished in the top 8 in nearly half of their tournament bids.

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