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Baseball coach Hill retires; 30 years at Rutgers

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 20, 2014 at 10:12 am •  Published: February 20, 2014

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

The 79-year-old Hill spent 30 years at Rutgers. He's been on a medical leave since September and recently decided it was time to walk away. 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.