College Baseball and the College World Series






The same east coast team was runner-up in the first two College World Series (CWS), played in 1947-48.  Name that college that lost both series, and never returned to the CWS.




2. During the past 20 years, one team has won six CWS championships.  Name that team. LSU

After leading his team to the NCAA championship, this college player was the first player drafted in the initial amateur draft in 1965.  Name the player and his college team.

Rick Monday from Arizona State

The 2010 opening day roster of the Houston Astros included five players who participated in the CWS during their college careers.  Name them

Lance Berkman (Rice ’97), Geoff Blum (California ’92)  Jeff Keppinger (Georgia, ’01), Tommy Manzella (Tulane ’05), Jason Michaels (Miami, ’97-’98)
5. Name the coach with the most appearances in the CWS during his college coaching career.

Cliff Gustafson (UT – 17 appearances)

Others – Rod Dedeaux(USC 15), Mark Marquess(Stanford 14), Jim Brock (Ariz St. 13), Augie Garrido (CSF & UT 13), Mike Martin (Florida St. 13)

6. The NCAA record for HR in a season (48) and career HR (100) is held by this former Texas Ranger. Name him. Pete Incaviglia, Wichita St., hit 48 HR in ’85 and 100 HR in ’83-85.  He also holds NCAA record for RBI in a season with 143 in ’85.
7. Name the two major league Hall of Famers who attended Columbia University. Lou Gehrig and Eddie Collins
8. This college has produced 67 major league ballplayers, including Cap Anson, Craig Counsell, Carl Yastrzemski, and Ed Reulbach. Notre Dame


A "Baseball America" poll named this college second baseman the "Player of the Century".  After being drafted out of college, he was NL Rookie of the Year.  Name him. 



Bob Horner, Arizona State (’76-’78) was NL Rookie of the Year in ’78.

10. The NCAA record for most consecutive scoreless innings pitched in a season is 47 innings.  Name the current major league 1B who holds this pitching record. Todd Helton (Tennessee ’94)

Name the only major league Hall of Fame player who was also named the Most Outstanding Player at the CWS.

Dave Winfield, as a pitcher for U. of Minnesota (’73)
12. The NCAA consecutive game hitting streak (58 games) is held by a former major leaguer.  This year, a college sophomore hit safely in all 56 games he played.  Name both players.

Robin Ventura (Oklahoma State, ’87)  and Garrett Wittels (Florida International ’10)

13. The record for most hits (15) by one player in a CWS is held by this former Astros outfielder. Jason Lane (USC, ’98)

This current major league 2B holds the NCAA career record for highest batting average in a college career (min. 200 AB).

Rickie Weeks (Southern U. ’01-’03) .465 in 546 AB.  He also holds career record slugging pct. at .927.
15. This current major league manager was named the CWS outstanding player in 1980.  Name him and his college. Terry Francona, Univ. of Arizona

In 1981, this player led the NCAA in stolen bases, and years later, as an NL outfielder, he led the majors in stolen bases.

Vince Coleman, Florida A&M and the Cardinals.  This feat was later accomplished by Brian Roberts (North Carolina/South Carolina and Orioles).


Name the only team in college baseball history that has recorded more than 4,000 wins.


Fordham has 4,225 wins in 150 seasons.  Texas is second with 3,197 wins in 114 seasons.


The most outstanding pitching performance in any CWS was by this Big 10 pitcher: 15 inning complete game with 20 Ks in 1965.

Steve Arlin, pitching for Ohio State, shut out Washington State 1-0.  In ’65-’66 Arlin pitched 47 innings at the CWS with a 0.96 ERA.

Name the two players who played on a CWS championship team, and later were head coaches for a CWS champion.

Mike Gillespie played for USC in ’61 and coached USC in ’98.  Jerry Kindall played for Minnesota in ’56 and coached Arizona champs in ’76, ’80, ’86.  Kindall is the only player to hit for the cycle in a CWS game.

This current MLB player is the only player in college history to record a 30-30 season.  In ’97 he hit 31 HRs and stole 32 bases.  Name him and his college team.

J.D. Drew, Florida State.  He accomplished this in 67 games in 1997.

Name the six University of Texas players who have been named the Outstanding Player at a CWS.

Tom Hamilton (1B, ’49), J.L. Smith (P, ’53), Mickey Reichenbach (1B, ’75), Calvin Schiraldi (P, ’83), Huston Street (P, ’02), David Maroul (3B, ’05)


The most career shutouts by a pitcher during their college career is 14.  This record is shared by two players from Texas colleges. Name them.


 Greg Swindell (UT, ’84-’86) and Jesse Trinidad (Texas Pan Am ’74-’76).    NOTE:  Swindell had a 17-year ML career, but Trinidad only played one year of pro ball in the Gulf States League (’76).  He pitched 56 innings, going 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA.


The first grand slam HR hit in the CWS was by this Texas player.

Kal Segrist in 1950.  NOTE:  Segrist was signed by the Yankees and had an 11-year minor league career, plus 38 major league plate appearances.  In 1954, he was included in a trade to the Orioles along with Gus Triandos and Gene Woodling for Bob Turley and Don Larsen.

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