50 Greatest Kentucky Baseball Programs

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    This is awesome stuff, @gchs_uk9. It's interesting to see how a team like Owensboro still ranks 3rd all-time when they have won their region only once in 30 years. They must've been a force back in the day.
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    33 of the Top 50 have won a title. That's pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mediocre Nachos View Post
    This is awesome stuff, @gchs_uk9. It's interesting to see how a team like Owensboro still ranks 3rd all-time when they have won their region only once in 30 years. They must've been a force back in the day.
    I was thinking the same thing when I first saw the list. Unless you're from Owensboro, you probably don't think of them as a baseball school. But clearly they were at one point. They packed a lot of winning into a 25 year span that ended over 30 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cat View Post
    And the gap between the top 3 to 4 is fairly substantial as well.
    There's definitely a top tier and then everyone else.

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    Another thing that caught my attention was how pretty much all of the numbers you see listed for PRP (#1) and Harrison County (#4) can be attributed to just two men, Bill Miller and Mac Whitaker. Speaks volumes about their stature in this sport.

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    Not looking to put more work on you @gchs_uk9, but you seem to enjoy this. What would the list look like if you just used the last 25 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Not looking to put more work on you @gchs_uk9, but you seem to enjoy this. What would the list look like if you just used the last 25 years?
    Take the bait, @gchs_uk9! I'd love to see what you come up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Not looking to put more work on you @gchs_uk9, but you seem to enjoy this. What would the list look like if you just used the last 25 years?
    Just looking at the championships since 1995...I'd guess that the top 2 spots would stay the same. (PRP with 5, St. X with 3) After that, perhaps Harrison County moves up to #3, since they've got 3 titles in the past 25 years. The other big mover could be Lexington Catholic, who also happens to have 3 titles. So, it'd be interesting to see if that matches up with what @gchs_uk9 would come up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    26. Bardstown St. Joseph Eagles (27 points)
    Region Championships: 5
    Round One Wins: 0
    Quarterfinal Wins: 4
    Semifinal Wins: 3
    State Championships: 1 (1953)
    Shout out to the St. Joe Prep Eagles — Undefeated since 1968!

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    I'm impressed to see McCracken Co. at #36 after just 6 years as a program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redleg13 View Post
    I'm impressed to see McCracken Co. at #36 after just 6 years as a program.
    In terms of recent success, they’d have to be in the 5-8 range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redleg13 View Post
    I'm impressed to see McCracken Co. at #36 after just 6 years as a program.
    FWIW, the three schools that consolidated to make McCracken all had good success as well. Heath ranked 71st, Reidland 72nd, and Lone Oak 80th. Those three combined to win 19 regional championships.

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    I'd be interested to see the rankings from last 25 years. Dont think 1 or 2 change but after that should be a good mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Not looking to put more work on you @gchs_uk9, but you seem to enjoy this. What would the list look like if you just used the last 25 years?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mediocre Nachos View Post
    Take the bait, @gchs_uk9! I'd love to see what you come up with.
    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    Just looking at the championships since 1995...I'd guess that the top 2 spots would stay the same. (PRP with 5, St. X with 3) After that, perhaps Harrison County moves up to #3, since they've got 3 titles in the past 25 years. The other big mover could be Lexington Catholic, who also happens to have 3 titles. So, it'd be interesting to see if that matches up with what @gchs_uk9 would come up with.
    Quote Originally Posted by zoneblitz2 View Post
    I'd be interested to see the rankings from last 25 years. Dont think 1 or 2 change but after that should be a good mix.
    Ask and, belatedly, it shall be given unto you. Point values are measured the same, tiebreakers are the same, this covers 1995-present.

    1. Pleasure Ridge Park (89) - SAME
    2. Harrison County (57) - UP 2
    3. St. Xavier (48) - DOWN 1
    4. Lexington Catholic (47) - UP 13
    5. Boyd County (35) - UP 9
    6. Christian County (35) - UP 11
    7. Henderson County (26) - UP 15
    8. Paul Dunbar (24) - UP 23
    9. Apollo (22) - UP 18
    10. Trinity (22) - UP 8
    11. McCracken County (21) - UP 25
    12. Greenup County (20) - UP 23
    13. Central Hardin (19) - UP 25
    14. Hazard (19) - UP 10
    15. Highlands (19) - UP 15
    16. Ballard (18) - UP 25
    17. West Jessamine (17) - UP 26
    18. Covington Catholic (16) - UP 11
    19. Lawrence County (16) - UP 26
    20. Mercer County (15) - NEW
    21. Tates Creek (14) - DOWN 13
    22. Lexington Christian (14) - NEW
    23. Shelby County (14) - DOWN 11
    24. Simon Kenton (14) - NEW
    25. Elizabethtown (13) - DOWN 18
    26. Johnson Central (13) - UP 24
    27. South Laurel (13) - NEW
    28. Woodford County (12) - NEW
    29. Bowling Green (12) - DOWN 18
    30. Beechwood (12) - NEW
    31. Lafayette (12) - DOWN 21
    32. Male (12) - DOWN 11
    33. Pikeville (11) - UP 15
    34. North Hardin (11) - NEW
    35. Butler (10) - NEW
    36. Webster County (10) - NEW
    37. Scott County (9) - NEW
    38. Daviess County (9) - DOWN 15
    39. Bullitt East (9) - NEW
    40. Middlesboro (9) - DOWN 8
    41. Franklin-Simpson (8) - DOWN 8
    42. Campbell County (8) - UP 4
    43. Boyle County (7) - NEW
    44. Heath (7) - NEW
    45. South Warren (7) - NEW
    46. Owensboro (7) - DOWN 43
    47. Newport Central Catholic (6) - DOWN 42
    48. Rockcastle County (6) - NEW
    49. Clay County (6) - NEW
    50. North Bullitt (6) - NEW

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Ask and, belatedly, it shall be given unto you. Point values are measured the same, tiebreakers are the same, this covers 1995-present.

    1. Pleasure Ridge Park (89) - SAME
    2. Harrison County (57) - UP 2
    3. St. Xavier (48) - DOWN 1
    4. Lexington Catholic (47) - UP 13
    5. Boyd County (35) - UP 9
    6. Christian County (35) - UP 11
    7. Henderson County (26) - UP 15
    8. Paul Dunbar (24) - UP 23
    9. Apollo (22) - UP 18
    10. Trinity (22) - UP 8
    11. McCracken County (21) - UP 25
    12. Greenup County (20) - UP 23
    13. Central Hardin (19) - UP 25
    14. Hazard (19) - UP 10
    15. Highlands (19) - UP 15
    16. Ballard (18) - UP 25
    17. West Jessamine (17) - UP 26
    18. Covington Catholic (16) - UP 11
    19. Lawrence County (16) - UP 26
    20. Mercer County (15) - NEW
    21. Tates Creek (14) - DOWN 13
    22. Lexington Christian (14) - NEW
    23. Shelby County (14) - DOWN 11
    24. Simon Kenton (14) - NEW
    25. Elizabethtown (13) - DOWN 18
    26. Johnson Central (13) - UP 24
    27. South Laurel (13) - NEW
    28. Woodford County (12) - NEW
    29. Bowling Green (12) - DOWN 18
    30. Beechwood (12) - NEW
    31. Lafayette (12) - DOWN 21
    32. Male (12) - DOWN 11
    33. Pikeville (11) - UP 15
    34. North Hardin (11) - NEW
    35. Butler (10) - NEW
    36. Webster County (10) - NEW
    37. Scott County (9) - NEW
    38. Daviess County (9) - DOWN 15
    39. Bullitt East (9) - NEW
    40. Middlesboro (9) - DOWN 8
    41. Franklin-Simpson (8) - DOWN 8
    42. Campbell County (8) - UP 4
    43. Boyle County (7) - NEW
    44. Heath (7) - NEW
    45. South Warren (7) - NEW
    46. Owensboro (7) - DOWN 43
    47. Newport Central Catholic (6) - DOWN 42
    48. Rockcastle County (6) - NEW
    49. Clay County (6) - NEW
    50. North Bullitt (6) - NEW


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