Tucson has won four championships since the 1950s, but still has more than any other school in the nation.
It's been 34 seasons since Tucson won an Arizona state baseball championship, and the Badgers have won only won four since 1957. Yet, Tucson has heads MaxPreps list of teams with the most
high school baseball championships.
The Badgers won their first state
title in 1912, but the greatest stretch of sustained excellence for
Tucson came between 1939 and 1956. During that 18-year period, Tucson
won 15 state crowns, including eight in a row from 1939 to 1946. The
greatest Tucson team, however, might be the 1972 team that went 25-0. Tucson has rebounded to appear in the Class 5A state finals in 2018 and 2019, finishing as the runner-up each time.
Wilson (Washington, D.C.) is closing in on Tucson and might
have tied the Badgers by now if not for COVID. Wilson has won every
DCIAA championship since 1993 and it would have been the favorite in
2020 and 2021. Wilson plays in an association with just 15 schools.
(Okla.) is one of three schools tied with 22 state championships. That
total is actually a bit misleading since Asher has won a total of 45
baseball championships. However only 22 of them have come in the spring.
With no football program, Asher also plays baseball in the fall and has
racked up 23 championships during that season as well.
Other teams with 22 championships include Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.) and Jackson Prep (Miss.).
championships listed are based on information found on state
association websites. Not all state websites had complete lists of past
champions. MaxPreps also included independent and private school
championships, including TAPPS in Texas, the MAIS in Mississippi and the
NCISAA in North Carolina.
Past champion lists were unavailable
for AISA in Alabama, the SCISA in South Carolina and the VISAA in
Virginia. California is not included because it does not hold state
championships in baseball (although a few championships seasons were
held in the 1920s.). The Inter-AC in Pennsylvania is also not included,
although Penn Charter holds the record there with 46 championships
dating back to the late 1800s. Corrections or additions, please contact Kevin Askeland at email@example.com
Schools with most baseball state titles
1. 29 — Tucson High Magnet School (Tucson, Ariz.)
2. 27 — Wilson (Washington, D.C.)
3. 22 — Asher (Okla.)
3. 22 — Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.)
3. 22 — Jackson Prep (Jackson, Miss.)
6. 21 — Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
7. 20 — Gloucester Catholic (Gloucester City, N.J.)
7. 20 — Jesuit (New Orleans, La.)
7. 20 — Norway (Iowa), closed 1991, now Benton (Van Horne, Iowa)
10. 19 — DeSales (Walla Walla, Wash.)
10. 19 — St. Mary's-Colgan (Pittsburg, Kan.)
12. 17 — Eunice (N.M.)
12. 17 — Northfield (Vt.)
14. 16 — Long (Skipperville, Ala.)
14. 16 — St. David (Ariz.)
16. 15 — Bamberg-Ehrhardt (Bamberg, S.C.)
16. 15 — Charlotte Christian (Charlotte, N.C.)
16. 15 — Silver Lake (Kan.)
19. 14 — Bangor (Maine)
19. 14 — Farmington (N.M.)
19. 14 — Proctor (Vt.)
19. 14 — Punahou (Honolulu)
19. 14 — St. Mark's (Wilmington, Del.)
24. 13 — Christian Brothers (Memphis, Tenn.)
24. 13 — Hicks (Leesville, La.)
24. 13 — Owasso (Okla.)
24. 13 — West Lauderdale (Collinsville, Miss.)
24. 13 — Winooski (Vt.)12 state championships
Assumption (Davenport, Iowa)Burlington (Vt.)Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.)Deering (Portland, Maine)Elder (Cincinnati)Jefferson (Shenandoah Junction, W. Va.)Lewiston (Idaho)Nashua South (Nashua, N.H.)Pitkin (La.)Portsmouth (N.H.)11 state championships
Bishop Ward (Kansas City, Kan.)Byng (Ada, Okla.)Carlsbad (N.M.)Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.)Dale (Okla.)Davenport Central (Davenport, Iowa)Eaton (Colo.)Enterprise (Utah)Kee (Lansing, Iowa)Key West (Fla.)Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, Miss.)Tottenville (Staten Island, N.Y.)St. Pius X (Albuquerque)Waterford (Conn.)Westminster Christian (Miami)10 state championships
Albuquerque (N.M.)Arundel (Gambrills, Md.)Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)Bishop England (Charleston, S.C.)Brattleboro (Vt.)Cape Elizabeth (Maine)Churchill County (Fallon, Nev.)Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Gastonia (N.C.)Lincoln County (Panaca, Nev.)Parkview Baptist (Baton Rouge, La.)Pine Bluff (Ark.)Poly Prep Country Day (Brooklyn, N.Y.)Revere (Ovid, Colo.)St. Paul (Shiner, Texas)Silo (Okla.)Sweet Water (Ala.)Taylorsville (Utah)