The FSU baseball team will see an insane streak end in 2023. The Seminoles will miss the postseason for the first time in nearly a half-century.
Florida State was officially eliminated from ACC Tournament contention over the weekend, successfully ending the program’s chances of making the NCAA Tournament field.
This is arguably the most accomplished program in college baseball history. They boast the second-best winning percentage at nearly 72%, while also holding the record for most regionals and super regionals hosted.
The last time FSU missed the postseason was back in 1977. A lot has changed since then.
With Florida State being officially eliminated from ACC tournament contention, their 44 year postseason streak comes to an end. pic.twitter.com/9sQETp9JlV
— 11Point7: The College Baseball Podcast 🎙 (@11point7) May 14, 2023
Star Wars was being released in theaters. Jimmy Carter was in the Oval Office.
College basketball commentator Bill Walton was still playing in the NBA, winning a Finals MVP award with the Portland Trailblazers. On the baseball diamond, Reggie Jackson led the Yankees to a World Series title while the Mariners and Blue Jays played their first seasons.
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The price of gas was just $0.62 a gallon while the No. 1 song on the charts was ‘Hotel California’ by the Eagles.
The streak dated back to before the Seminoles were a member of the ACC, with 1977 being FSU’s first in the Metro. They’d previously played as an independent.
Since, Florida State has won 27 regionals, made 17 Omaha fields, and been a three-time national championship runner-up.
Fans have been quick to comment on the ended streak.
One person wrote, “FSU baseball is such a great tradition… One of the rare schools that really treats baseball like a major sport.”
Someone else said, “Wow, I never thought I’d see it.”
Unbelievably, this will be the first losing season in the program’s history, which dates back 75 years.
Also, historic that it will be the first losing season in program history.
— Tommy Statham (@TBSNole) May 14, 2023
This year’s team is just 19-30, with a 6-20 mark in ACC play. An incredible streak is now done. The Vanderbilt Commodores now hold the longest active record with 16 consecutive postseason appearances.