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Longtime Rutgers baseball coach Fred Hill dies at 84

March 2, 2019

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Longtime Rutgers baseball coach Fred Hill has died at 84. His 941 victories are the most of any sport at the school.

Rutgers said Hill died Saturday. No cause was given.

Hill retired in 2014 and overall had 1,089 college wins. He is a member of American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame.

Rutgers athletic director Pat Hobbs says Hill “was more than a Hall of Fame coach, he was a Hall of Fame person.”

Hill sent 73 players to professional baseball, with 12 making the big leagues. He ended his career ranked 32nd in college baseball wins. His first seven seasons were at Montclair State.

Hill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn, and six children.