1974 College Baseball All-America Team

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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 U.S. 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]

Key[edit]

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


All-Americans[edit]

Position Name School Notes
Pitcher Earl Bass South Carolina 23 consecutive wins (T-5th in Division I)[3]
Pitcher Jim Gideon Texas 19 wins in a single season (1974) (T-3rd in Division I)[3]
Catcher Ken St. Pierre Indiana
First baseman Orlando Gonzalez Miami
Second baseman Rick Gremillion Florida Stete 15th pick overall in MLB Draft Saint Louis Cardinals
Third baseman Rich Dauer USC
Shortstop Bill Almon Brown First overall pick in 1974 Major League Baseball Draft[4]
Outfielder Lee Iorg BYU
Outfielder Steve Bowling Tulsa
Outfielder Marv Chamberlain Washington State
Designated hitter Gene Delyon Santa Clara

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References[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. ^ a b "Division I Record Book" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "1st Picks Overall in the MLB Draft". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 19 April 2012.