1956 Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team

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1956 Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball
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Conference Big Ten Conference
1956 record 33-9 (11-2 Big Ten)
Head coach Dick Siebert (9th year)
Home stadium Delta Field
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »
1956 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Minnesota 11 2   .846     33 9   .786
Ohio State 9 3   .750     18 7   .720
Wisconsin 8 4   .667      
Michigan 6 5   .545      
Northwestern 6 7   .462      
Indiana 5 6   .455     13 15   .464
Iowa 5 8   .385     11 16   .407
Michigan State 4 7   .364     16 13   .552
Purdue 5 10   .333     14 14   .500
Illinois 4 11   .267      
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the 1956 NCAA Baseball Tournament
As of June 30, 1956[1][2]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1956 Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1956 NCAA baseball season. The Golden Gophers played their home games at Delta Field. The team was coached by Dick Siebert in his 9th season at Minnesota.

The Golden Gophers won the College World Series, defeating the Arizona Wildcats in the championship game.

Roster[edit]

1956 Minnesota Golden Gophers roster
 

Pitchers

  • Ken Anderson
  • Don Craven
  • Jack Hoppe
  • Dean Maas
  • Rod Olstad
  • Jerry Thomas
 

Infielders

 

Outfielders

  • Bob Anderson
  • Shorty Cochran
  • Bill Horning
  • Dave Lindblom
  • Jim McNeely

Catchers

  • Woody Erickson
  • Rod Magnuson
 

Schedule[edit]

1956 Minnesota Golden Gophers Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post-Season

Awards and honors[edit]

Jerry Kindall
  • All-America First Team[3]
  • All-Big Ten First Team[4]
Jack McCartan
  • All-Big Ten First Team[4]
Jerry Thomas

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Big Ten Baseball Record Book. Big Ten Conference. p. 101. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1956". Boyd's World. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "All-Americans". GopherSports.com. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "All Big Ten". GopherSports.com. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "College World Series Record Book". NCAA.org. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 

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