1952 College World Series
|Champions||Holy Cross (1st title)|
|Runner-Up||Missouri (1st CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Jack Barry (1st title)|
The 1952 College World Series was the sixth NCAA-sanctioned baseball tournament that determined a national champion. The tournament was held as the conclusion of the 1952 NCAA baseball season and was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska from June 12 to June 17. The tournament's champion was the Holy Cross Crusaders, coached by Jack Barry. The Most Outstanding Player was James O'Neill of Holy Cross.
The tournament consisted of no preliminary round of play as teams were selected directly into the College World Series. From 1954 to the present, teams compete in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament preliminary round(s), to determine the eight teams that will play in the College World Series.
|School||Record||Head coach||CWS appearances||CWS best finish||CWS record||Berth|
|Colorado State[a]||15–9||Pete Butler||0
|Holy Cross||21–3||Jack Barry||0
|Oregon State||27–12||Ralph Coleman||0
|Penn State||17–6||Joe Bedenk||0
|Western Michigan||18–7||Charlie Maher||0
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round|
|Oregon State||1||Holy Cross||2|
|Penn State||4||Holy Cross||8|
|June 12||Game 1||Penn State||5–3||Texas|
|Game 2||Duke||18–7||Oregon State|
|Game 3||Holy Cross||5–1||Western Michigan|
|Game 4||Missouri||15–1||Colorado State|
|June 13||Game 5||Texas||10–1||Oregon State||Oregon State eliminated|
|Game 6||Western Michigan||8–6||Colorado State||Colorado State eliminated|
|Game 7||Penn State||12–7||Duke|
|Game 8||Missouri||1–0||Holy Cross|
|June 14||Game 9||Western Michigan||5–1||Duke||Duke eliminated|
|Game 10||Holy Cross||2–1||Texas||Texas eliminated|
|Game 11||Missouri||3–2||Penn State|
|June 15||Game 12||Holy Cross||15–3||Western Michigan||Western Michigan eliminated|
|Game 13||Holy Cross||15–4||Penn State||Penn State eliminated|
|June 16||Game 14||Holy Cross||7–3||Missouri|
|June 17||Final||Holy Cross||8–4||Missouri||Holy Cross wins CWS|
- "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 253. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- W.C. Madden & Patrick J. Stewart (2004). The College World Series:A Baseball History, 1947-2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 21–25. Retrieved May 15, 2013.