1976 Arizona Wildcats baseball team

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1976 Arizona Wildcats baseball
Arizona Wildcats logo.svg
Conference Western Athletic Conference
1976 record 56–17 (12–6 WAC)
Head coach Jerry Kindall (4th year)
Home stadium Wildcat Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Western Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern
BYU  x‍‍‍ 15 3   .833     26 21   .553
Wyoming  ‍‍‍ 10 7   .588     22 29   .431
Utah  ‍‍‍ 8 9   .471     15 26   .366
Colorado State  ‍‍‍ 2 16   .111     18 26   .409
Southern
#3 Arizona State  x‍‍‍y 17 1   .944     65 10   .867
#1 Arizona  ‍‍‍y 12 6   .667     56 17   .767
New Mexico  ‍‍‍ 4 14   .222     28 24   .538
UTEP  ‍‍‍ 3 15   .167     9 25   .265
x – Division champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1976[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1976 Arizona Wildcats baseball team represented the University of Arizona in the 1976 NCAA Division I baseball season. The team was coached by Jerry Kindall in his 4th season at Arizona.

The Wildcats won the College World Series, defeating the Eastern Michigan Eagles in the championship game.

Roster[edit]

1976 Arizona Wildcats roster
 

Pitchers

  • Robert Chaulk
  • David Crutcher
  • Bruce Ferguson
  • Craig Giola
  • Steve Powers
  • Chuck Zophi
 

Infielders

  • Al Lopez
  • Leslie Pearsey
  • Bill Simpson
  • Pete Van Horne
  • Glenn Wendt
 

Outfielders

Catchers

Schedule[edit]

1976 Arizona Wildcats Baseball Game Log
Regular Season

Awards and honors[edit]

Bob Challk
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
Craig Giola
  • First Team All-WAC South[3]
Ron Hassey
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
  • First Team All-WAC South[3]
Steve Powers
Dave Stegman
  • First Team All-American[3]
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
  • First Team All-WAC South[3]
Pete Van Horne
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
Glenn Wendt
  • First Team All-WAC South[3]

Wildcats in the 1976 MLB Draft[edit]

The following members of the Arizona Wildcats baseball program were drafted in the 1976 Major League Baseball Draft.[4]

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Ron Hassey C 18th 422nd Cleveland Indians
William Simpson 3B 20th 471st St. Louis Cardinals
Ken Bolek OF 24th 550th Detroit Tigers
Bruce Ferguson RHP 31st 660th California Angels

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1976". boydsworld.com. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "CWS Record Book" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "2012 Arizona Baseball Media Guide". ArizonaWildcats.com. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)"". Retrieved 18 October 2012.