1956 College Baseball All-America Team
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.
|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|
|Pitcher||Don Lee||Arizona||36 career complete games (tied for 7th all-time in Division I)|
|Pitcher||Jerry Thomas||Minnesota||College World Series Most Outstanding Player|
|Catcher||Elmer Kohorst||Notre Dame|
|First baseman||Kent Hadley||USC|
|Second baseman||Don Prohovich||Holy Cross|
|Third baseman||John Brown||Nebraska|
|Shortstop||Jerry Kindall||Minnesota||Namesake of Arizona's Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium|
|Outfielder||John Ruso||Santa Clara|
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