1961 USC Trojans baseball team

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1961 USC Trojans baseball
Interlocking USC Logo.svg
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
1961 record 36–7 (12–4 AAWU)
Head coach Rod Dedeaux (20th year)
Home stadium Bovard Field
Seasons
« 1960 1962 »
1961 Athletic Association of Western Universities baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North Division
#28 Washington State y 8 4   .667     21 10   .677
Oregon State 8 6   .571     27 14   .659
Oregon 6 5   .545      
Idaho 6 9   .400      
Washington 4 8   .333     13 10   .565
California Intercollegiate Baseball Association
#1 Southern California y 12 4   .750     36 7   .837
#14 California 11 5   .688     29 10   .744
UCLA 7 9   .438     25 15   .625
Santa Clara 5 11   .313      
Stanford 5 11   .313     26 17   .605
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1961[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1961 USC Trojans baseball team represented the University of Southern California in the 1961 NCAA University Division baseball season. The team was coached Rod Dedeaux in his 20th season.

The Trojans won the College World Series, defeating the Oklahoma State in the championship game.

Roster[edit]

1961 USC Trojans roster
 

Pitchers

  • Dennis Anderson
  • Bob Coleman
  • Larry Hankammer
  • Pete Kenney
  • Lee King
  • Marcel Lachermann
  • Bob Levingston
  • Jerry Merz
  • Jim Withers
  • Wally Wolf
  • Ken Yaryan
 

Infielders

Catchers

 

Outfielders

  • Truman Aubrey
  • Jim Brown
  • Art Ersepke
  • Mike Gillespie
  • Mickey McNamee
  • Ron Taylor
  • Ken Washington

Coaches

 

Schedule[edit]

1961 USC Trojans Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post–Season

Awards and honors[edit]

Steve Bach
  • All-AAWU First Team[2]
Art Ersepke
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
  • All-AAWU First Team[2]
Larry Hankhammer
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
Larry Himes
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
  • All-America Second Team[2]
  • All-AAWU First Team[2]
William Ryan
  • All-America First Team[2]
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
  • All-AAWU First Team[2]
Jim Withers
  • All-AAWU First Team[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1961". Boyd's World. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "2012 USC Trojans Baseball Media Guide". USCTrojans.com. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "College World Series Record Book". NCAA.org. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 

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