1950 College World Series
|Champions||Texas (2nd title)|
|Runner-up||Washington State (1st CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Bibb Falk (2nd title)|
|MOP||Ray VanCleef (Rutgers)|
The 1950 College World Series was the fourth NCAA-sanctioned baseball tournament that determined a national champion. The tournament was held as the conclusion of the 1950 NCAA baseball season and was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska from June 15 to June 23. It was the first College World Series to be held at the stadium, which hosted the event through 2010. The tournament's champion was the Texas Longhorns, coached by Bibb Falk. The Most Outstanding Player was Ray VanCleef of Rutgers. The championship was the second consecutive for the Longhorns.
The tournament consisted of no preliminary round of play, as teams were selected directly into the College World Series. From 1947 to 1949, there likewise was no preliminary round, as the teams were chosen based on committee selections, conference champions, and district playoffs. From 1954 to the present, teams compete in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament preliminary round(s), to determine the eight teams that play in the College World Series.
|School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Head Coach||CWS Appearances||CWS Best Finish||CWS Record||Berth|
|Alabama||SEC||20–10 (12–4)||Tilden Campbell||0
|none||0–0||Won District III Playoff|
|Bradley||MVC||17–14 (7–1)||Leo Schrall||0
|none||0–0||Won District V Playoff|
|Colorado A&M[a]||17–2 (n/a)||Mark Duncan||0
|none||0–0||Won District VII Playoff|
|Rutgers||14–2–1 (n/a)||George Case||0
|none||0–0||District II Selection|
|Texas||SWC||22–5 (14–1)||Bibb Falk||1
|3–0||Won District VI Playoff|
|Tufts||16–4 (n/a)||John Ricker||0
|none||0–0||District I Selection|
|Washington State||PCC||29–4 (12–2)||Buck Bailey||0
|none||0–0||Won District VIII Playoff|
|Wisconsin||Big 10||17–7 (9–3)||Arthur Mansfield||0
|none||0–0||Won District IV Playoff|
|June 15||Game 1||Rutgers||4–2||Texas|
|Game 2||Wisconsin||7–3||Colorado A&M|
|June 16||Game 3||Washington State||3–1||Tufts|
|June 17||Game 5||Texas||3–1||Colorado A&M||Colorado A&M eliminated|
|Game 6||Tufts||5–4||Bradley||Bradley eliminated|
|June 18||Game 7||Rutgers||5–3||Wisconsin|
|Game 8||Washington State||9–1||Alabama|
|June 19||Game 9||Texas||7–0||Tufts||Jim Ehler throws a no-hitter, Tufts eliminated|
|Game 10||Wisconsin||3–1||Alabama||Alabama eliminated|
|June 20||Game 11||Washington State||3–1 (10)||Rutgers|
|Game 12||Texas||12–1||Washington State|
|June 21||Game 13||Rutgers||16–2||Wisconsin||Wisconsin eliminated|
|June 22||Game 14||Texas||15–9||Rutgers||Rutgers eliminated|
|June 23||Final||Texas||3–0||Washington State||Texas wins CWS|
- Alabama: John Baumgartner, Frank Lary, Al Lary, Guy Morton, Jr., Ed White, Al Worthington
- Bradley: Bill Tuttle, Andy Varga
- Colorado A&M: Don “Lefty” Straub'
- Rutgers: Hardy Peterson
- Texas: Charlie Gorin, Kal Segrist, Murray Wall
- Tufts: Bud Niles, George Minot, Ed Schluntz, Dave Lincoln
- Washington State: Gene Conley, Ted Tappe
- Wisconsin: Thornton Kipper, Red Wilson
- Texas became the first team to win two consecutive College World Series.
- Jim Ehler threw the first no-hitter in College World Series history.
- W.C. Madden & Patrick J. Stewart (2004). The College World Series:A Baseball History, 1947-2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 17–21. Retrieved April 12, 2013.