World War II and Post-War Era (1941-1962)

Coaches Notable Events Photo Gallery
Coach Dick Ciccolella with players, 1950.

Coach Dick Ciccolella with players, 1950.

In 1943 Middlebury College was home to 500 women but only 74 men. While Middlebury continued to field a baseball team, the records they posted were bleak and there was minimal interest in the program at all. However, by 1948 male enrollment had jumped back up to 704, of which 95% were veterans. With this spike in enrollment an era of success was ushered in, including eight players playing professionally between 1949-1951. Baseball was huge at the time, and no game was bigger than when the University of Vermont came to town. Due to the influx of talent Middlebury was able to take home five straight state series championships.