1959 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament

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1959 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Oklahoma State (2nd title)
Runner-Up Arizona (4th CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Toby Greene (1st title)
MOP Jim Dobson (Oklahoms State)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«1958 1960»

The 1959 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1959 NCAA University Division baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its thirteenth year. Eight regional districts sent representatives to the College World Series with preliminary rounds within each district serving to determine each representative. These events would later become known as regionals. Each district had its own format for selecting teams, resulting in 22 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The College World Series was held in Omaha, NE from June 12 to June 18. The thirteenth tournament's champion was Oklahoma State, coached by Toby Greene. The Most Outstanding Player was Jim Dobson of Oklahoma State.

Tournament[edit]

  • The official NCAA record book does not list any participants for District 1 as Connecticut was an automatic qualifier for the 1959 College World Series.

District 1[edit]

District 2[edit]

Games played at University Park, Pennsylvania.

First Round Final
           
Penn State 16
Temple 4
Penn State 7
Ithaca 3
Ithaca 4*
Pittsburgh 3*

* - Indicates game required 11 innings.

District 3[edit]

Games played at Gastonia, North Carolina.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
 Clemson 9  
 Georgia Tech 6  
   Clemson 24  
   Florida State 2  
 Florida State 3
 George Washington 2†  
   Clemson 5
   Georgia Tech 0
 Georgia Tech 7  
 George Washington 2  
   Florida State 16
   Georgia Tech 9  

† - Indicates game required 10 innings.

District 4[edit]

Games played at Notre Dame, Indiana.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
 Minnesota 6  
 Western Michigan 4  
   Minnesota 4  
   Notre Dame 12  
 Notre Dame 10
 Detroit 0  
   Notre Dame 0† 6
   Western Michigan 2 9
 Western Michigan 4  
 Detroit 0  
   Minnesota 1
   Western Michigan 5  

† - Indicates game required 10 innings.

District 5[edit]

Games played at Peoria, Illinois.

 
           
   Oklahoma State 7 6
   Bradley 6 2

District 6[edit]

Games played at Bryan, Texas.

 
           
   Arizona 1 1
   Texas A&M 0 0

District 7[edit]

Games played at Greeley, Colorado.

 
           
   Colorado State 17 8 12
   Utah 8 13 8

District 8[edit]

Games played at Fresno, California.

 
           
   Fresno State 23 15
   Santa Clara 11 3

Games played at Seattle, Washington.

 
           
   Fresno State 3 4 10
   Washington 2 5 5

College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (conference) Head coach CWS appearances CWS best finish CWS record
Arizona N/A 36–8 (N/A) Frank Sancet 4
(last: 1958)
2nd
(1956)
7–8
Clemson ACC 23 –6 (11–5, 0 GB) Bill Wilhelm 1
(last: 1958)
5th
(1958)
1–2
Colorado State[a] N/A 24–5 (N/A) Pete Butler 5
(last: 1958)
5th
(1955)
2–10
Connecticut 20–1 (N/A) J. Orlean Christian 1
(last: 1957)
5th
(1957)
1–2
Fresno State 38–11 (N/A) Pete Beiden 0
(last: none)
none 0–0
Oklahoma State Big 8 22–4 (17–3, 0 GB) Toby Greene 2
(last: 1955)
3rd
(1955)
5–4
Penn State N/A 15–4 (N/A) Joe Bedenk 2
(last: 1957)
2nd
(1957)
5–4
Western Michigan MAC 24–7 (8–2, 0 GB) Charlie Maher 3
(last: 1958)
2nd
(1955)
7–6

Bracket and results[edit]

1959 College World Series bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
   Oklahoma State 10  
     Western Michigan 2    
         Oklahoma State 8  
         Penn State 6    
   Penn State 5          
   Connecticut 3        
         Oklahoma State 4
         Fresno State 0
   Arizona 3*        
     Clemson 2*          
         Arizona 5    
         Fresno State 1  
   Fresno State 6    
   Colorado State 5  
  Loser's Bracket
   Clemson 7  
   Northern Colorado 1      Penn State 7
       Clemson 0
   Western Michigan 14  
   Connecticut 6      Fresno State 7
       Western Michigan 2
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
   Oklahoma State 4        Oklahoma State 5
     Penn State 3            Arizona 3
         Oklahoma State 4    
         Fresno State 0  
   Fresno State 2    
   Arizona 0  

* - Indicates game required 12 innings.

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 12 Game 1 Oklahoma State 10–2 Western Michigan
June 13 Game 2 Penn State 5–3 Connecticut
Game 3 Arizona 3–2 (12 innings) Clemson
Game 4 Fresno State 6–5 Colorado State
June 14 Game 5 Western Michigan 14–6 Connecticut Connecticut eliminated
Game 6 Clemson 7–1 Colorado State Colorado State eliminated
Game 7 Oklahoma State 8–6 Penn State
Game 8 Arizona 5–1 Fresno State
June 15 Game 9 Penn State 7–0 Clemson Clemson eliminated
Game 10 Fresno State 7–2 Western Michigan Western Michigan eliminated
Game 11 Arizona 5–3 Oklahoma State
June 16 Game 12 Oklahoma State 4–3 Penn State Penn State eliminated
Game 13 Fresno State 2–0 Arizona
June 17 Game 14 Oklahoma State 4–0 Fresno State Fresno State eliminated
June 18 Final Oklahoma State 5–3 Arizona Oklahoma State wins CWS

All-Tournament team[edit]

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Joel Horlen Senior Oklahoma State
Hal Stowe Clemson
Catcher Alan Hall Junior Arizona
First baseman Bob Wilson Senior Arizona
Second baseman Bruce Andrew Sophomore Oklahoma State
Third baseman Jim Dobson Sophomore Oklahoma State
Shortstop Charles Shoemaker Sophomore Arizona
Outfielder Bailey Hendley Clemson
Doug Hoffman Clemson
Connie McIlvoy Senior Oklahoma State

Quick facts[edit]

  • In 1996, coach Rod Dedeaux of Southern California was named to the College World Series All-Time Team (1947–95) by the Omaha World-Herald as part of the 50th CWS celebration.
  • In 1971, Ron Fairly (OF) of Southern California was named to the College World Series All-Time Team (1947–70) by the blue-ribbon committee chaired by Abe Chanin as part of the 25th CWS celebration.
  • In 1996, Alan Hall (C) of Arizona and Charles Shoemaker (SS) of Arizona were named to the 1940s–50s All-Decade Team by a panel of 60 voters representing CWS head coaches, media, and chairs of the Division I Baseball Committee.
  • Fresno State's team included Augie Garrido, who went on to win five CWS titles as a coach at Cal State Fullerton and Texas.
  • Dave Baldwin of Arizona pitched a two-hitter in a 5–1 victory over Fresno State.
  • 33,607 fans watched the CWS (10 sessions).
  • The championship game was umpired by Bob Stewart, Jack Tobin, Don Carrothers, and Ed Sudol.
  • The following records were set or tied:
    • Most Balks, Individual, Single Game – 2, Frank Carbajal, Colorado State, vs Clemson, L 7–1, tied (2 others)
    • Most Passed Balls, Individual, Single Game – 3, Jim Garrett, Fresno St, vs Arizona, L 5–1, tied (2 others)
    • Most Balks, Team, Single Game – 2, Colorado State, vs Clemson, L 7–1, tied (4 others)
    • Most Passed Balls, Team, Single Game – 5, Fresno St, vs Arizona, L 5–1
    • Most Passed Balls, Both Teams, Single Game – 5, Fresno St (5) vs Arizona (0), Arizona 5–1
    • Most Balks, Individual, CWS – 2, Frank Carbajal, 1 game, tied (6 others)
    • Most Sacrifice Bunts, Both Teams, Championship Game – 5, Oklahoma St (3) vs Arizona (2), Oklahoma St 5–3

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. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records". NCAA. 2009. p. 192. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 

See also[edit]