1953 College World Series

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1953 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Michigan (1st title)
Runner-Up Texas (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Ray Fisher (1st title)
MOP J. L. Smith Texas
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«1952 1954»

The 1953 College World Series was the seventh NCAA-sanctioned baseball tournament that determined a national champion. The tournament was held as the conclusion of the 1953 NCAA baseball season andwas played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE from June 11 to June 16. The tournament's champion was Michigan, coached by Ray Fisher. The Most Outstanding Player was J. L. Smith of Texas.

The tournament consisted of no preliminary round of play as teams were selected directly into the College World Series. From 1947-1949 and from 1954 to the present, teams competed in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament preliminary rounds to earn the right to play in the College World Series.[1]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record Berth
Boston College 11 - 3 (n/a) John Tempoe 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0 District I
Colorado State[a] n/a 15 - 4 (n/a) Pete Butler 1
(last: 1952)
8th
(1952)
0 - 2 District VII
Duke Southern 21 - 8 (9 - 5) Ace Parker 1
(last: 1952)
5th
(1952)
1 - 2 District III
Houston MVC 15 - 9 (6 - 2) Lovette Hill 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0 District V
Lafayette n/a 17 - 4 - 3 (n/a) Charlie Gelbert 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0 District II
Michigan Big 10 17 - 8 (10 - 3) Ray Fisher 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0 District IV
Stanford CIBA 28 - 13 - 2 (10 - 6) Everett Dean 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0 District VIII
Texas SWC 21 - 5 (12 - 3) Bibb Falk 3
(last: 1952)
1st
(1949, 1950)
9 - 3 District VI

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
   Texas 2  
   Duke 1    
       Texas 7  
       Lafayette 2    
   Lafayette 6          
   Colorado State 2        
       Texas 5
       Michigan 12
   Boston College 4        
   Houston 1          
       Boston College 3    
       Michigan 6  
   Michigan 4    
   Stanford 0  
  Loser's Bracket
   Duke 3  
   Colorado State 2      Boston College 7*
     Duke 6*
   Houston 6  
   Stanford 7      Lafayette 4
     Stanford 3
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
   Michigan 4        Michigan 7
   Texas 6            Texas 5
       Texas 13    
       Lafayette 3  
   Boston College 1    
   Lafayette 2*  

* - Indicates game required 11 innings.

    • When three teams (Texas, Lafayette, Michigan) remain after Game 13, a drawing determines which team receives a bye to the championship game

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 11 Game 1 Texas 2 - 1 Duke
Game 2 Boston College 4 - 1 Houston
Game 3 Lafayette 6 - 2 Colorado State
Game 4 Michigan 4 - 0 Stanford
June 12 Game 5 Duke 3 - 2 Colorado State Colorado State eliminated
Game 6 Stanford 7 - 6 Houston Houston eliminated
Game 7 Michigan 6 - 2 Boston College
Game 8 Texas 7 - 3 Lafayette
June 13 Game 9 Boston College 7 - 6 (11) Duke Duke eliminated
Game 10 Lafayette 4 - 3 Stanford Stanford eliminated
Game 11 Michigan 12 - 5 Texas
June 14 Game 12 Lafayette 2 - 1 (11) Boston College Boston College eliminated
Game 13 Texas 6 - 4 Michigan
June 15 Game 14 Texas 13 - 3 Lafayette Lafayette eliminated
June 16 Final Michigan 7 - 5 Texas Michigan wins CWS

Notable players[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Colorado State College is currently known as the University of Northern Colorado. Not to be confused with Colorado State University, then known as Colorado A&M.

References[edit]

  1. ^ W.C. Madden and Patrick J. Stewart (2004). The College World Series:A Baseball History, 1947-2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 28–31. Retrieved July 19, 2013.