J.M. Tate High School, formerly known as Roberts High School, was founded in 1878 by Professor James Madison Tate. Professor Tate fought in the Civil War on the side of the confederates and later became a Methodist minister and a prominent lawyer. The James Madison Tate Agricultural School was completed in 1917 and the school mascots have since been referred to as Aggies. Since there was no football equipment available at this time, the main sports were baseball and basketball.
Former Tate Baseball players include Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Don Sutton, Travis Fryman, and J. Bell who all became professional baseball players.
● 1 National Championship – 1984
● 7 State Titles: 1962, 1968, 1976, 1984, 1986, 1998, 2005
● 20 FINAL FOUR Appearances
● 30 District Championships
● Tied for 5th in the State with 60 Playoff Victories
● Tied for 6th in the State with 32 Playoff Appearances
● Tied for 5th in the State with 84 Tournament Games Played
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Tate Aggie Baseball not only takes pride in its accomplishments on the field and in the classroom but also in what the program brings to the local community. The program hosts many local events from golf tournaments to the nationally recognized Aggie Classic tournament, and there are many opportunities for you or your business to get involved or sponsor.