1952 College Baseball All-America Team

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1952 All-Americans included ten-time MLB All Star Harvey Kuenn (left) and Missouri teammates Junior Wren (far left) and Don Boenker (in letterman jacket).

An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and typically referred to as "All-American athletes", or simply "All-Americans". Although the honorees generally do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U.S. team sports to refer to players who are selected by members of the national media. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889.[1]

From 1947 to 1980, the American Baseball Coaches Association was the only All-American selector recognized by the NCAA.[2]

Key[edit]

Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been named an All-American at that point
Inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame

All-Americans[edit]

Position Name School Notes
Pitcher James O'Neill Holy Cross College World Series Most Outstanding Player[3]
Pitcher Don Boenker Missouri
Catcher Larry Isbell Baylor
First baseman Billy Werber, Jr. Duke
Second baseman Hal Charnofsky USC
Third baseman Dick Groat (2) ♦ Duke 1960 NL MVP,[4] 5x MLB All-Star,[4] 1951 Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year[5]
Shortstop Harvey Kuenn Wisconsin 10x MLB All-Star,[6] 1953 AL Rookie of the Year[6]
Outfielder Tom Keough California
Outfielder James Monahan Rutgers
Outfielder Junior Wren Missouri

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Baseball Award Winners". NCAA. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "College World Series Most Outstanding Player". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Dick Groat". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Helms Foundation Player of the Year Winners". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Harvey Kuenn". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 13 April 2012.