1952 Missouri Tigers baseball team

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1952 Missouri Tigers baseball
Conference Big Seven Conference
1952 record 20–7 (13–1 Big Seven)
Head coach Hi Simmons (14th year)
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Big Seven Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Missouri y 13 1   .929     20 7   .741
Nebraska 8 5   .615     13 7   .650
Kansas 8 6   .571     11 6   .647
Iowa State 6 6   .500      
Colorado 5 6   .455      
Oklahoma 10 1   .909     19 9   .679
Kansas State 2 15   .118     4 16   .200
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the College World Series
As of June 30, 1952[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1952 Missouri Tigers baseball team represented the University of Missouri in the 1952 NCAA baseball season. The Tigers played their home games at Rollins Field. The team was coached by Hi Simmons in his 14th season at Missouri.

Led by All-Americans Don Boenker and Junior Wren, the Tigers advanced to the 1952 College World Series, losing to Holy Cross in the championship.[2]

Roster[edit]

1952 Missouri Tigers
Roster
  • Dick Atkinson
  • Bill Barbour
  • Bert Beckmann
  • Ross Boeger
  • Don Boenker
  • Dick Dickinson
  • Herb Gellman
  • Kent Kurtz
  • Gil Lauer
  • Ralph Monroe
  • John Patchett
  • Junior Wren
 

Schedule[edit]

1952 Missouri Tigers Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Opponent Score Overall Record Big Seven Record
Fort Leonard Wood 3–1 1–0
TCU 0–5 1–1
TCU 7–6 2–1
Oklahoma State 0–3 2–2
Oklahoma State 5–6 2–3
Kansas State 20–0 3–3 1-0
Kansas State 12–4 4–3 2-0
Iowa State 7–0 5–3 3-0
Iowa State 6–2 6–3 4-0
Fort Leonard Wood 2–6 6–4
Kansas State 9–6 7–4 5-0
Kansas State 4–5 7–5 5-1
Colorado 18–4 8–5 6-1
Colorado 19–4 9–5 7-1
Oklahoma 7–4 10–5 8-1
Oklahoma 5–4 11–5 9-1
Nebraska 6–5 12–5 10-1
Nebraska 8–5 13–5 11-1
Kansas 2–0 14–5 12-1
Kansas 5–2 15–5 13-1
Saint Louis 7–1 16–5
Saint Louis 8–1 17–5
Post–Season
NCAA Tournament: College World Series
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record
June 12 vs. Northern Colorado Rosenblatt Stadium 15–1 18–5
June 13 vs. Holy Cross Rosenblatt Stadium 1–0 19–5
June 14 vs. Penn State Rosenblatt Stadium 3–2 20–5
June 16 vs. Holy Cross Rosenblatt Stadium 3–7 20–6
June 17 vs. Holy Cross Rosenblatt Stadium 4–8 20–7
Coach Simmons (in suit) with All-American Wren, Boenker, and Kurtz

Awards and honors[edit]

Don Boenker
  • First Team All-American[2]
Junior Wren
  • First Team All-American[2]
Kent Kurtz
  • Third Team All-American[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1952". boydsworld.com. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2012 Mizzou Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). mutigers.com. Retrieved 13 June 2012.