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    1 Chuck Hartman
    photo The familiar No. 1 will no longer be seen on a baseball jersey at Virginia Tech. Hall of Fame coach Chuck Hartman’s jersey and number were retired during a special ceremony on Sept. 22, 2006. Hartman retired from coaching in June of 2006, following 28 seasons at Virginia Tech and 47 seasons on the collegiate level. His number was the first baseball number to be retired at Tech.

    Hartman earned the highest recognition a collegiate coach could receive when he was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame during the ABCA 2004 annual convention in San Antonio, Texas.

    The honor came just a little over a year after his induction into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in November 2002, and was magnified by the fact that he was already a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.

    Hartman’s overall coaching record of 1,444-816-8 placed him fourth in all-time wins among Division I baseball coaches at the time he retired (he is now sixth). His 47 seasons as a Division I head baseball coach is still the most ever coached by an individual in the profession.

    His final record at Tech is 961-591-8 and he became Tech’s winningest baseball coach in 1987. He guided Tech to more victories than any other coach during the university’s athletic history.


    Chuck Hartman’s Highlights

    • Ranks sixth all-time among Division I baseball coaches in wins (1,442)
    • Ranks first all-time among Division I head baseball coaches in seasons coached (47)
    • Member of American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2004)
    • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame (1989)
    • Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame (2002)
    • Gaston (N.C.) County Hall of Fame (1979)
    • Guilford (N.C.) County Hall of Fame (2011)
    • Coaching staff of U.S. All-Star teams that competed internationally in 1984, 1985
    • Winningest coach (any sport) in Virginia Tech history (961)
    • Lifetime Achievement recognition, Mid-Atlantic Professional Baseball Scouts (2006)
    • Willie Duke Lifetime Achievement Award, Raleigh Hot Stove League (2002)
    • Lifetime Achievement in Baseball Award, Washington D.C. Home Plate Club (1995)

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