1953 College World Series
The 1953 College World Series was the seventh NCAA-sanctioned baseball tournament that determined a national champion. The tournament was held as the conclusion of the 1953 NCAA baseball season and was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE from June 11 to June 16. The tournament's champion was Michigan, coached by Ray Fisher. The Most Outstanding Player was J. L. Smith of Texas.
|Champions||Michigan (1st title)|
|Runner-up||Texas (4th CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Ray Fisher (1st title)|
The tournament consisted of no preliminary round of play as teams were selected directly into the College World Series. From 1954 to the present, teams compete in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament preliminary round(s), to determine the eight teams that will play in the College World Series.
|School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Head Coach||CWS Appearances||CWS Best Finish||CWS Record||Berth|
|Boston College||11–3 (n/a)||John Temple||0|
|Colorado State||n/a||15–4 (n/a)||Pete Butler||1|
|Duke||Southern||21–8 (9–5)||Ace Parker||1|
|Houston||MVC||15–9 (6–2)||Lovette Hill||0|
|Lafayette||n/a||17–4–3 (n/a)||Charlie Gelbert||0|
|Michigan||Big 10||17–8 (10–3)||Ray Fisher||0|
|Stanford||CIBA||28–13–2 (10–6)||Everett Dean||0|
|Texas||SWC||21–5 (12–3)||Bibb Falk||3|
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round|
|Colorado State||2||Boston College||711|
|June 11||Game 1||Texas||2–1||Duke|
|Game 2||Boston College||4–1||Houston|
|Game 3||Lafayette||6–2||Colorado State|
|June 12||Game 5||Duke||3–2||Colorado State||Colorado State eliminated|
|Game 6||Stanford||7–6||Houston||Houston eliminated|
|Game 7||Michigan||6–2||Boston College|
|June 13||Game 9||Boston College||7–6 (11)||Duke||Duke eliminated|
|Game 10||Lafayette||4–3||Stanford||Stanford eliminated|
|June 14||Game 12||Lafayette||2–1 (11)||Boston College||Boston College eliminated|
|June 15||Game 14||Texas||13–3||Lafayette||Lafayette eliminated|
|June 16||Final||Michigan||7–5||Texas||Michigan wins CWS|
- "1953 College World Series". Omaha.com. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- W.C. Madden & Patrick J. Stewart (2004). The College World Series:A Baseball History, 1947-2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 28–31. Retrieved July 19, 2013.