1974 College Baseball All-America Team

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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.[1]

From 1947 to 1980, the American Baseball Coaches Association was the only All-American selector recognized by the NCAA.[2]

Key[edit]

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


All-Americans[edit]

Position Name School Notes
Pitcher Earl Bass South Carolina 23 consecutive wins (T-5th in Division I)[3]
Pitcher Jim Gideon Texas 19 wins in a single season (1974) (T-3rd in Division I)[3]
Catcher Ken St. Pierre Indiana
First baseman Orlando Gonzalez Miami
Second baseman Jim Hacker Texas A&M
Third baseman Rich Dauer USC
Shortstop Bill Almon Brown First overall pick in 1974 Major League Baseball Draft[4]
Outfielder Lee Iorg BYU
Outfielder Steve Bowling Tulsa
Outfielder Marv Chamberlain Washington State
Designated hitter Gene Delyon Santa Clara

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Baseball Award Winners". NCAA. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Division I Record Book". NCAA. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "1st Picks Overall in the MLB Draft". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 19 April 2012.