1956 College Baseball All-America Team

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1956 All-Americans included former Arizona Wildcats baseball head coach Jerry Kindall.

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 United States 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]

From 1947 to 1980, the American Baseball Coaches Association was the only All-American selector recognized by the NCAA.[2]


Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been named an All-American at that point
Inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame


Position Name School Notes
Pitcher Don Lee Arizona 36 career complete games (tied for 7th all-time in Division I)[3]
Pitcher Jerry Thomas Minnesota College World Series Most Outstanding Player[4]
Catcher Elmer Kohorst Notre Dame
First baseman Kent Hadley USC
Second baseman Don Prohovich Holy Cross
Third baseman John Brown Nebraska
Shortstop Jerry Kindall Minnesota Namesake of Arizona's Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium[5]
Outfielder Don Napierkowski Wyoming
Outfielder John Ruso Santa Clara
Outfielder George Watts Lafayette

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Baseball Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "College World Series Most Outstanding Player". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sancet Field Renamed Jerry Kindall Field At Frank Sancet Stadium". CSTV. CBS Sports Network. 12 January 2004. Retrieved 13 April 2012.