Big Eight Conference Baseball Championship History
                    Sponsored by the Big Eight Conference (1909–1996)
Regular Season Champions
School Sponsored Seasons Total Championships Best Finish (Year(s)) Year Champion Head Coach
Colorado 1948–1980 0 2nd (1972) 1909 Nebraska Billy Fox
Drake 1909–192? 0   1910 Missouri Guy Lowman
Iowa State ; 1929–1996 5 1st (numerous) 1911 No Championship  
Kansas 1909–1910; 1912–1918; 1920–1996 8 1st (numerous) 1912 Missouri O. F. Field
Kansas State 1913–1917; 1920–1996 3 1st (1928) 1913 Kansas Leonard Frank
Missouri 1909–1910; 1912–1918; 1920–1996 24 1st (numerous) 1914 Kansas Leon McCarty
Nebraska 1909–1910; 1912–????; 1921–1925; 5 1st (numerous) 1915 Kansas Leon McCarty
  1929–1931; 1934–1942; 1946–1996     1916 Kansas† Leon McCarty
Oklahoma 1920–1996 25 1st (numerous)   Missouri† Chester Brewer
Oklahoma State 1926–1928; 1958–1996 20 1st (numerous) 1917 Missouri Chester Brewer
Washington 19??–1928 1 1st (1920) 1918 Missouri John Miller
1919 No Championship  
1920 Washington Ralph Works
1921 Kansas Adrian Lindsay
1922 Kansas George Clark
1923 Kansas George Clark
Notes 1924 Iowa State Bill Chandler
•The post season conference tournament started in 1976. 1925 Oklahoma Bill Owen
•Starting in 1977 through 1980 there was division play. 1926 Oklahoma Bill Owen
•According to the Big Eight records, the post season tournament decided the champion for that year, not the regular season standings. 1927 Oklahoma Bill Owen
•The total championships included shared championships as a full championship for total purposes. Division championships also are included as a full championship. 1928 Kansas State Charles Corsaut 
•There was been conference play prior to the 1929 season. I have not found any complete records of it though. 1929 Nebraska John Rhodes
 The Kansas media guide shows conference play as having started in 1922. 1930 Kansas State† C. W. Corsaut
•Nebraska fielded a team in 1933, but didn't compete in any conference games. The prior season in 1932 they didn't field a team.   Oklahoma† Jap Haskell
•Nebraska was not a conference member for the 1919 and 1920 school years. 1931 Oklahoma† Jap Haskell
•The championships from 1909–1928 are not in the Big Eight Conference record book. I don't know if that's because they couldn't find a record of the   Missouri† Jack Crangle
 results or if was not officially sponsored. They are included in the overall championship totals above. 1932 Missouri Jack Crangle
•Grinnell never sponsored baseball. 1933 Kansas State† C. W. Corsaut
  Oklahoma† Jap Haskell
1934 No Championship  
1935 Oklahoma Jap Haskell
1936 Iowa State† Joe Truskowski
  Oklahoma† Jap Haskell
1937 Missouri John Simmons
1938 Missouri John Simmons
1939 Oklahoma Jap Haskell
1940 Oklahoma Jap Haskell
1941 Missouri John Simmons
1942 Missouri John Simmons
1943 No Championship  
1944 No Championship  
1945 No Championship  
1946 Oklahoma Jack Baer
1947 Oklahoma Jack Baer
1948 Nebraska Tony Sharpe
1949 Kansas Red Hogan
1950 Nebraska Tony Sharpe
1951 Oklahoma Jack Baer
1952 Missouri John Simmons
1953 Oklahoma Jack Baer
1954 Missouri John Simmons
1955 Oklahoma Jack Baer
1956 Oklahoma Jack Baer
1957 Iowa State Cap Timm
1958 Missouri John Simmons
1959 Oklahoma State Toby Greene
1960 Oklahoma State Toby Greene
1961 Oklahoma State Toby Greene
1962 Missouri John Simmons
1963 Missouri John Simmons
1964 Missouri John Simmons
1965 Missouri John Simmons
1966 Oklahoma State Chet Bryan
1967 Oklahoma State Chet Bryan
1968 Oklahoma State Chet Bryan
1969 Oklahoma State Chet Bryan
1970 Iowa State Cap Timm
1971 Iowa State Cap Timm
1972 Oklahoma Enos Semore
1973 Oklahoma Enos Semore
1974 Oklahoma Enos Semore
1975 Oklahoma Enos Semore
1976 Missouri Gene McArtor
1977 East: Missouri Gene McArtor
  West: Oklahoma Enos Semore
1978 East: Missouri Gene McArtor
  West: Oklahoma Enos Semore
1979 East: Missouri Gene McArtor
  West: Oklahoma Enos Semore
1980 East: Nebraska John Sanders
  West: Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1981 Missouri Gene McArtor
1982 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1983 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1984 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1985 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1986 Oklahoma Enos Semore
1987 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1988 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1989 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1990 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1991 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1992 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1993 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1994 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1995 Oklahoma Larry Cochell
1996 Missouri Tim Jamieson
Postseason Tournament Champions
                           Postseason Tournament Championships Year Champion Head Coach
1976 Missouri Gene McArtor
School Total Championships Best Finish (Year(s)) 1977 Oklahoma Enos Semore
Colorado 0   1978 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
Iowa State 0   1979 Oklahoma Enos Semore
Kansas 0   1980 Missouri Gene McArtor
Kansas State 0   1981 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
Missouri 2 1st (1976, 1980) 1982 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
Nebraska 0   1983 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
Oklahoma 2 1st (1977, 1979) 1984 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
Oklahoma State 17 1st (numerous) 1985 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1986 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1987 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1988 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1989 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1990 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1991 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1992 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1993 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1994 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1995 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
1996 Oklahoma State Gary Ward
† = Denotes a co-champion.
Sources
2012 Oklahoma Sooners Baseball Media Guide Source of 1925–1927 championship
2012 Nebraska Baseball Media Guide
2009 Kansas Baseball Media Guide; History
Various Google newspaper sources
1988–89 Big Eight Conference Records Book; 82nd Year; 28th Edition
http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~ckgowens/ncba/archive/champ/Big8.html
http://web1.ncaa.org/stats/StatsSrv/careercoach
1920 Kansas Yearbook Page 81 Source of no championship in 1919
University Missourian, December 01, 1910, Page 2 Source of 1910 championship
1917 Kansas Yearbook Page 150 Source of 1916 championship
1929 Oklahoma Yearbook Page 318 Source of 1928 championship
1929 Kansas Yearbook Page 243 Souce of 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1921, 1922, 1923 championships
Hutchinson News, May 31, 1927, Page 3 Source of 1927 championship
Hutchinson News, May 20, 1912, Page 3 Source of 1912 championship
The Emporia Gazette, May 26, 1927 Source of 1927 championship
The Daily Misouirian, May 20, 1917, Page 5 Source of 1917 championship
University Missourian, May 25, 1913, Page 1 Source of 1913 championship
The Evening Missourian, May 11, 1918, Page 3 Source of 1918 championship
The Columbia Evening Missourian, May 30, 1921, Five O'Clock Edition, Page 5 Source of 1921 championship
1921 Kansas Yearbook Page 77 Source of 1920 championship
1925 Iowa State Yearbook Page 134 Source of 1923 championship
Waterloo Evening Courier May 26, 1923, Page 14 Source of 1923 championship
University Missourian, May 17, 1912, Page 1 Source of 1912 championship
Ada Evening News May 28, 1926, Page 8 Source of 1926 championship
1910 Nebraska Yearbook, Page 337 Source of 1909 championship
Lawrence Daily World, January 11, 1909, Page 4; WORKING ON PLANS FOR BASEBALL LEAGUE
Hutchinson News May 13, 1909, Page 3; LUCK WITH KANSAS Conference rules are explained.
Lawrence Journal-World March 11, 1911, Page 1 Source of MVIAA play
The Oklahoma Miner, April 22, 1920, Page 2 Source of Washington 1920 coach.
Atlantic News Telegraph, June 2, 1924, Page 4 Source of 1924 championship