1950 College World Series

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1950 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Texas (2nd title)
Runner-Up Washington State (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Bibb Falk (2nd title)
MOP Ray VanCleef (Rutgers)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«1949 1951»

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. This was the first of six championships for the Longhorns through the 2012 season.

The tournament consisted of no preliminary round of play as teams were selected directly into the College World Series. From 1947 to 1949 and from 1954 to the present, teams competed in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament preliminary rounds to earn the right to play in the College World Series.[1]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record Berth
Alabama SEC 20–10 (12–4) Tilden Campbell 0
(last: none)
none 0–0 Won District III Playoff
Bradley MVC 17–14 (7–1) Leo Schrall 0
(last: none)
none 0–0 Won District V Playoff
Colorado A&M[a] 17–2 (n/a) Mark Duncan 0
(last: none)
none 0–0 Won District VII Playoff
Rutgers 14–2–1 (n/a) George Case 0
(last: none)
none 0–0 District II Selection
Texas SWC 22–5 (14–1) Bibb Falk 1
(last: 1949)
1st
(1949)
3–0 Won District VI Playoff
Tufts 16–4 (n/a) John Ricker 0
(last: none)
none 0–0 District I Selection
Washington State PCC 29–4 (12–2) Buck Bailey 0
(last: none)
none 0–0 Won District VIII Playoff
Wisconsin Big 10 17–7 (9–3) Arthur Mansfield 0
(last: none)
none 0–0 Won District IV Playoff

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
                                                         
 Texas 2  
 Rutgers 4  
   Rutgers 5  
   Wisconsin 3  
 Wisconsin 7
 Colorado A&M 3  
   Rutgers 1  
   Washington State 3  
 Alabama 9  
 Bradley 2  
   Alabama 1
   Washington State 9  
 Washington State 3
 Tufts 1  
   Washington State 1  
   Texas 12  
 Texas 3
 Colorado A&M 1  
   Texas 7
   Tufts 0  
 Tufts 5
 Bradley 4  
 Texas 15  
 Rutgers 9  
 Wisconsin 3  
 Alabama 1  
   Wisconsin 2  Texas 3
 Rutgers 16    Washington State 0

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
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
Game 4 Alabama 9–2 Bradley
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

Notable players[edit]

Tournament notes[edit]

  • Texas became the first team to win two consecutive College World Series.
  • Jim Ehler threw the first no-hitter in College World Series history.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Known today as Colorado State University. Not to be confused with the pre-1970 Colorado State College, currently known as the University of Northern Colorado.

References[edit]

  1. ^ W.C. Madden and Patrick J. Stewart (2004). The College World Series:A Baseball History, 1947-2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 17–21. Retrieved April 12, 2013.