1960 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament
The 1960 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1960 NCAA University Division baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its fourteenth year. Eight regional districts sent representatives to the College World Series with preliminary rounds within each district serving to determine each representative. These events would later become known as regionals. Each district had its own format for selecting teams, resulting in 26 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The College World Series was held in Omaha, NE from June 10 to June 20. The fourteenth tournament's champion was Minnesota, coached by Dick Siebert. The Most Outstanding Player was John Erickson of Minnesota.
|Champions||Minnesota (2nd title)|
|Runner-up||Southern California (4th CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Dick Siebert (2nd title)|
The official NCAA record book does not list any participants for District 5 as Oklahoma State was an automatic qualifier for the 1960 College World Series.
Games played at Springfield, Massachusetts.
Games played at Cooperstown, New York.
|St. John's (NY)||4|
|St. John's (NY)||7|
Games played at Gastonia, North Carolina.
* Indicates game called after 6 innings.
Games played at Saint Paul, Minnesota.
- Oklahoma State (automatic qualifier)
Game played at Austin, Texas.
Games played at Tucson, Arizona.
College World Series
|School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Head Coach||CWS Appearances||CWS Best Finish||CWS Record|
|Arizona||n/a||41–7 (n/a)||Frank Sancet||5|
|Boston College||14–4 (n/a)||Ed Peligrini||1|
|Colorado State||n/a||25–10 (n/a)||Pete Butler||6|
|Minnesota||Big 10||29–6–1 (12–2)||Dick Siebert||1|
|North Carolina||ACC||22–5 (11–3)||Walt Rabb||0|
|Oklahoma State||Big 8||15–5 (12–4)||Toby Greene||3|
|Southern California||CIBA||40–14 (12–4)||Rod Dedeaux||5|
|St. John's||19–5 (n/a)||Jack Kaiser||1|
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round|
|North Carolina||0||Boston College||0|
|Oklahoma State||1||Southern California||1|
|June 10||Game 1||Arizona||2–1||Oklahoma State|
|June 14||Game 2||Minnesota||8–3||North Carolina|
|Game 3||Boston College||8–3||Colorado State|
|Game 4||Southern California||3–1||St. John's|
|June 15||Game 5||Oklahoma State||7–0||North Carolina||Jim Wixson throws a no-hitter,North Carolina eliminated|
|Game 6||St. John's||3–2 (13)||Colorado State||Colorado State eliminated|
|June 16||Game 8||Southern California||5–2||Boston College|
|June 17||Game 9||Oklahoma State||1–0||Boston College||Boston College eliminated|
|Game 10||Arizona||11–4||St. John's||St. John's eliminated|
|Game 11||Minnesota||12–11 (10)||Southern California|
|June 18||Game 12||Minnesota||3–1||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State eliminated|
|Game 13||Southern California||13–1||Arizona||Arizona eliminated|
|June 19||Game 14||USC||4–2 (11)||Minnesota|
|June 20||Final||Minnesota||2–1 (10)||USC||Minnesota wins CWS|
The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.
|Pitcher||Bruce Gardner||Senior||Southern California|
|Catcher||Bill Heath||Senior||Southern California|
|First baseman||William Ryan||Sophomore||Southern California|
|Second baseman||John Erickson||Minnesota|
|Third baseman||Cal Rolloff||Minnesota|
|Outfielder||Art Ersepke||Junior||Southern California|
|Bob Levingston||Sophomore||Southern California|
|Mickey McNamee||Junior||Southern California|
Jim Wixson throws the second no-hitter in College World Series history.
- "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 192. Retrieved November 18, 2012.