1956 NCAA Baseball Tournament
|Champions||Minnesota (1st title)|
|Runner-Up||Arizona (3rd CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Dick Siebert (1st title)|
|MOP||Jerry Thomas Minnesota|
The 1956 NCAA Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1956 NCAA baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its tenth year. Eight regional districts sent representatives to the College World Series with preliminary rounds within each district serving to determine each representative. These events would later become known as regionals. Each district had its own format for selecting teams, resulting in 24 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The College World Series was held in Omaha, NE from June 9 to June 14. The tenth tournament's champion was Minnesota, coached by Dick Siebert. The Most Outstanding Player was Jerry Thomas of Minnesota.
Games played at Springfield, Massachusetts.
Games played at Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Games played at Gastonia, North Carolina.
Games played in Stillwater, OK.
|Oklahoma||3||North Dakota State||2|
|North Dakota State||8|
Games played at Tucson, Arizona.
Games played at Greeley, Colorado.
- Washington State (Automatic College World Series qualifier)
College World Series
|School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Head Coach||CWS Appearances||CWS Best Finish||CWS Record|
|Arizona||n/a||45–6 (n/a)||Frank Sancet||2
|Bradley||MVC||22–6 (7–2)||Leo Schrall||1
|Minnesota||Big 10||28–8 (11–2)||Dick Siebert||0
|New Hampshire||12–5 (n/a)||Hank Swasey||0
|NYU||16–4–1 (n/a)||Bill McCarthy||0
|Ole Miss||SEC||22–8 (13–3)||Tom Swayze||0
|Washington State||PCC||28–6 (11–4)||Arthur Bailey||1
|Wyoming||17–3 (n/a)||Bud Daniel||0
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round|
|June 9||Game 1||Arizona||3–0||NYU|
|Game 3||Ole Miss||13–2||New Hampshire|
|Game 4||Bradley||4–3||Washington State|
|June 10||Game 5||Wyoming||8–2||NYU||New York eliminated|
|Game 6||New Hampshire||6–3||Washington State||Washington State eliminated|
|Game 8||Ole Miss||4–0||Bradley|
|June 11||Game 9||Bradley||12–8||Wyoming||Wyoming eliminated|
|Game 10||Arizona||1–0||New Hampshire||New Hampshire eliminated|
|Game 11||Minnesota||13–5||Ole Miss|
|June 12||Game 12||Arizona||7–3||Ole Miss||Ole Miss eliminated|
|Game 13||Minnesota||8–3||Bradley||Bradley eliminated|
|June 13||Game 14||Arizona||10–4||Minnesota|
|June 14||Final||Minnesota||12–1||Arizona||Minnesota wins CWS|
- Arizona: Don Lee, Carl Thomas
- Minnesota: Jerry Kindall
- New Hampshire:
- Ole Miss: Joe Gibbon
- Washington State:
- "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 196. Retrieved April 22, 2012.