The College World Series: A Baseball History, 1947-2003

Overview

In 1947, the University of California and Yale University baseball teams took the field in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to play the first-1ever NCAA Division I College World Series. It was a two-day, three-game series with an attendance of fewer than 4,000. Today, it is a weeklong series held in Omaha, Nebraska, with eight teams, tens of thousands of fans and millions more watching on television.

This book covers each College World Series from 1947 through the 2003 series. For Division ...

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Overview

In 1947, the University of California and Yale University baseball teams took the field in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to play the first-1ever NCAA Division I College World Series. It was a two-day, three-game series with an attendance of fewer than 4,000. Today, it is a weeklong series held in Omaha, Nebraska, with eight teams, tens of thousands of fans and millions more watching on television.

This book covers each College World Series from 1947 through the 2003 series. For Division I, the authors devote a chapter to each decade, and then richly cover each game of each series. They also provide information on standout players' careers (in baseball and other professions). The NCAA Division II and III team championships are also covered comprehensively if briefly, and an appendix features short profiles of great college coaches.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786461035
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/4/2011
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

W.C. Madden is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the author of 23 books. A former editor and journalism instructor, he lives in Monticello, Indiana. SABR member Patrick J. Stewart, is a mechanical designer living in Flat Rock, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

1 The forties : the fabulous era 5
2 The fifties : go west, young man 17
3 The sixties : Arizona State and Big Ten era 55
4 The seventies : California dreaming 98
5 The eighties : southern comfort 135
6 The nineties : the LSU era 173
7 Since 2000 : parity ends dynasties 214
8 Division II, 1968-2003 244
9 Division III, 1976-2003 257
App Great coaches 271
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