1985 College Baseball All-America Team

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1985 All-Americans included six-time MLB All-Star Will Clark and eleven-time MLB All-Star Barry Larkin.

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]

The NCAA recognizes two different All-America selectors for the 1985 college baseball season: the American Baseball Coaches Association (since 1947) and Baseball America (since 1981).[2]

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ABCA American Baseball Coaches Association[2]
BA Baseball America[2]
Awarded the Golden Spikes Award as national Player of the Year[2]
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been named an All-American at that point[2]
Inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame[3]

All-Americans[edit]

Position Name School ABCA BA Notes
Pitcher Greg Swindell (2) ♦ Texas
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BA Pitcher of the Year,[2] 1989 MLB All-Star,[4] 14 career shutouts (Division I record),[5] 19 wins in a single season (1985) (T-3rd in Division I),[5] 204 career strikeouts (T-11th in Division I)[5]
Pitcher Mike Cook South Carolina
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Pitcher Jeff Brantley Mississippi State
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1990 MLB All-Star,[6] 1996 Rolaids Relief Man Award[6]
Pitcher Scott Marrett Pepperdine
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Pitcher Rick Raether Miami
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Catcher B.J. Surhoff (2) ♦ North Carolina
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1989 MLB All-Star,[7] First overall pick in 1985 Major League Baseball Draft[8]
First baseman Will Clark Mississippi State
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6x MLB All-Star,[9] 2x Silver Slugger Award,[9] 1991 Gold Glove Award,[9] 1989 NLCS MVP,.[9] 811 career slugging percentage (11th in Division I),[5]
Second baseman Bill Bates (2) Texas
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13 triples in a single season (1985) (T-4th in Division I)[5]
Third baseman Bo Tomberlin Western Kentucky
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Third baseman Jeff King Arkansas
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First overall pick in 1986 Major League Baseball Draft[8]
Shortstop Barry Larkin (2) ♦ Michigan
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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Inductee,[10] 1995 NL MVP,[10] 11x MLB All-Star,[10] 8x Silver Slugger Award winner,[10] 3x Gold Glove Award winner,[10] 1993 Roberto Clemente Award,[10] 1994 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award[10]
Outfielder Frank Fazzini Florida State
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Made BA team as DH,[2] 137 hits in a single season (1985) (T-2nd in Division I),[5] 79 career home runs (5th in Division I),[5] 118 RBI in a single season (1985) (6th in Division I),[5] 109 runs in a single season (1985) (T-6th in Division I)[5]
Outfielder Pete Incaviglia (2) ♦ Oklahoma State
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BA POY,[2] 100 career home runs (Division I record),[5] 48 home runs in a single season (1985) (Division I record),[5] 285 total bases in a single season (1985) (Division I record),[5] 1.140 slugging percentage in a single season (1985) (Division I record),[5] 143 RBI in a single season (1985) (Division I record),.[5] 915 career slugging percentage (2nd in Division I),[5] 324 career RBI (2nd in Division I)[5] 635 career total bases (9th in Division I),[5]
Outfielder Gary Cooper BYU
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320 career runs (2nd in Division I),[5] 359 career hits (10th in Division I)[5]
Outfielder Brad Bierly Pepperdine
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Outfielder Mike Watters Michigan
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Designated hitter Dave Otto Missouri
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Utility player Jim Fregosi, Jr. New Mexico
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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "NCAA Baseball Award Winners". NCAA. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". College Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Greg Swindell". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Division I Record Book". NCAA. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Jeff Brantley". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "B.J. Surhoff". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "1st Picks Overall in the MLB Draft". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Will Clark". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "Barry Larkin". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 11 April 2012.