1986 College Baseball All-America Team

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1986 All-Americans included five-time MLB All-Star Matt Williams.

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]

The NCAA recognizes two different All-America selectors for the 1986 college baseball season: the American Baseball Coaches Association (since 1947) and Baseball America (since 1981).[2]

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ABCA American Baseball Coaches Association[2]
BA Baseball America[2]
Awarded the Golden Spikes Award as national Player of the Year[2]
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been named an All-American at that point[2]
Inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame[3]

All-Americans[edit]

Position Name School ABCA BA Notes
Pitcher Greg Swindell Texas
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1989 MLB All-Star,[4] 14 career shutouts (Division I record),[5] 19 wins in a single season (1985) (T-3rd in Division I),[5] 204 career strikeouts (T-11th in Division I)[5]
Pitcher Mike Loynd Florida State
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BA Pitcher of the Year,[2] 223 strikeouts in a single season (1986) (3rd in Division I),[5] 20 wins in a single season (1986) (T-Division I record)[5]
Pitcher Rick Raether (2) Miami
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Pitcher Alex Sanchez Miami
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Pitcher Richie Lewis Florida State
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520 career strikeouts (3rd in Division I),[5] 202 strikeouts in a single season (1986) (T-14th in Division I)[5]
Catcher Doug Duke Alabama
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First baseman Rick Bernardo Maine
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First baseman George Canale Virginia Tech
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76 career home runs (7th in Division I)
Second baseman Scott Cerny UC Santa Barbara
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Second baseman Luis Alicea Florida State
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Third baseman Jeff King (2) Arkansas
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First overall pick in 1986 Major League Baseball Draft[6]
Third baseman Robin Ventura Oklahoma State
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NCAA record 58-game hit streak,[7] 302 career RBI (7th in Division I),[5] 107 runs in a single season (1986) (T-9th in Division I),.[5] 792 career slugging percentage (T-14th in Division I),.[5] 428 career batting average (T-17th in Division I),[5] 2x MLB All-Star,[8] 6x Gold Glove Award winner,[8] Gold Medal at 1988 Summer Olympics[9]
Shortstop Matt Williams UNLV
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5x All-Star,[10] 4x Gold Glove Award winner,[10] 4x Silver Slugger Award winner,[10] 2001 World Series champion[10]
Outfielder Casey Close Michigan
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BA POY[2]
Outfielder Thomas Howard Ball State
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Outfielder Gary Cooper (2) BYU
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320 career runs (2nd in Division I),[5] 359 career hits (10th in Division I)[5]
Outfielder Todd Azar Old Dominion
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Designated hitter Kevin Burdick Oklahoma
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Designated hitter Craig Cooper Georgia Southern
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Utility player Winfred Johnson East Carolina
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Career .776 slugging percentage (22nd in Division I)[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "NCAA Baseball Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". College Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Greg Swindell". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Division I Record Book" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "1st Picks Overall in the MLB Draft". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  7. ^ AP (June 2, 2010). "Ventura, Wittels talk about streak". ESPN. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Robin Ventura". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "1988 United States Olympic Team Roster". USA Baseball. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Matt Williams". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 11 April 2012.