1998 College Baseball All-America Team

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1998 All-Americans included 2006 World Series champion Jeff Weaver (left) and National College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Brad Wilkerson (right).

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 three different All-America selectors for the 1998 college baseball season: the American Baseball Coaches Association (since 1947), Baseball America (since 1981), and Collegiate Baseball (since 1991).[2]

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ABCA American Baseball Coaches Association[2]
BA Baseball America[2]
CB Collegiate Baseball[2]
Awarded the Golden Spikes Award, Dick Howser Trophy or Rotary Smith 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 CB Notes
Pitcher Jeff Austin Stanford
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Baseball America POY[2]
Pitcher Seth Etherton USC
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Pitcher Mike Fisher South Alabama
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Pitcher Josh Fogg Florida
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Pitcher Jack Krawczyk USC
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23 saves in a single season (1998) (Division I record),[4] 49 career saves (2nd in Division I)[4]
Pitcher Alex Santos Miami
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Pitcher Shane Wright Texas Tech
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Pitcher Jeff Weaver (2) Fresno State
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2006 World Series Champion[5]
Catcher Sammy Serrano Stetson
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Catcher Josh Bard Texas Tech
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First baseman Eddy Furniss (2) ♦ LSU
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80 career home runs (4th in Division I),[4] 689 total bases (3rd in Division I),[4] 308 career RBI (6th in Division I)[4]
Second baseman Jeff Pickler Tennessee
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Third baseman Bo Robinson UNC Charlotte
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Third baseman Aubrey Huff Miami
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2008 Silver Slugger Award[6]
Third baseman Paul Day Long Beach State
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Shortstop Damon Thames Rice
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Made BA team as DH;[2] ABCA POY[2]
Shortstop Adam Everett South Carolina
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Outfielder Bubba Crosby Rice
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Outfielder Kevin Mench Delaware
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Collegiate Baseball POY[2] 33 HR in a single season (1998) (9th in Division I),[4] 1.091 slugging percentage in a single season (1998) (4th in Division I),.[4] 875 career slugging percentage (4th in Division I)[4]
Outfielder Jeff Ryan Wichita State
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109 runs in a single season (1998) (T-6th in Division I),[4] 231 total bases in a single season (1998) (13th in Division I)[4]
Outfielder Eric Valent UCLA
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Outfielder Mike Curry South Carolina
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Outfielder Brian Cox Florida State
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Designated hitter Pat Magness Wichita State
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309 career RBI (5th in Division I)[4]
Utility player Brad Wilkerson (2) ♦ Florida
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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 i j "NCAA Baseball Award Winners". NCAA. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". College Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Division I Record Book". NCAA. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jeff Weaver". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Aubrey Huff". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 9 April 2012.