Baseball coach Hill retires; 37 years at Rutgers

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Associated Press

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 11:06 AM

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers baseball coach Fred Hill has retired after 37 seasons and 1,089 victories.

The 79-year-old Hill had been on a medical leave since September and decided it was time to walk away after spending the last three decades at Rutgers. The university announced the move Thursday and promoted assistant coach Joe Litterio to replace him.

During Hill's tenure with the Scarlet Knights, the program earned 11 NCAA regional appearances, 12 regular-season conference championships and eight conference tournament titles. Hill sent 72 players to professional baseball and developed 20 All-Americans.

Currently, Todd Frazier is playing for the Cincinnati Reds and David DeJesus for the Tampa Bay Rays.

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