1971 USC Trojans baseball team

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1971 USC Trojans baseball
Interlocking USC Logo.svg
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
1971 record 46–11 (17–0 Pac-8)
Head coach Rod Dedeaux (30th year)
Home stadium Bovard Field
« 1970 1972 »

The 1971 USC Trojans baseball team represented the University of Southern California in the 1971 NCAA Division I baseball season. The team was coached Rod Dedeaux in his 30th season.

The Trojans won the College World Series, defeating the Southern Illinois Salukis in the championship game, winning their second of five consecutive national championships.


1971 USC Trojans roster




  • Frank Alfano
  • George Ambrow
  • Daryl Arenstein
  • Mike Ball
  • Milt Guggia
  • Jeff Port
  • Tim Steele


  • Gordon Carter
  • Dick Cross
  • Fred Lynn
  • Jeff Pederson


  • Sam Ceci
  • Craig Perkins
  • Mike Swiderski




1971 USC Trojans Baseball Game Log
Regular Season

Awards and honors[edit]

Frank Alfano
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[1]
George Ambrow
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Mike Ball
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Steve Busby
  • All-America First Team[2]
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Fredd Lynn
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[1]
Craig Perkins
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Jeff Port
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Mark Sogge
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[1]
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Tim Steele
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]

Trojans in the 1971 MLB Draft[edit]

The following members of the USC baseball program were drafted in the 1971 Major League Baseball Draft.[3]

June regular draft[edit]

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Jim George RHP 13th 312th Oakland Athletics
Craig Perkins C 14th 324th Kansas City Royals
Sam Ceci C 40th 778th Los Angeles Dodgers

June secondary draft[edit]

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Gordon Carter OF 2nd 34th San Francisco Giants
Steve Busby RHP 2nd 39th Kansas City Royals
Mike Ball 3B 6th 80th Minnesota Twins

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "College World Series Record Book". NCAA.org. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "2012 USC Trojans Baseball Media Guide". USCTrojans.com. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)"". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

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