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.[1] 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.

1960 NCAA University Division
Baseball Tournament
Finals site
ChampionsMinnesota (2nd title)
Runner-upSouthern California (4th CWS Appearance)
Winning coachDick 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.

District 1

Games played at Springfield, Massachusetts.

Semifinals Finals
Boston College 2
Connecticut 1
Boston College 5
Holy Cross 4
Holy Cross 5
American International 1

District 2

Games played at Cooperstown, New York.

Semifinals Finals
Delaware 15
Colgate 4
Delaware 3
St. John's (NY) 4
St. John's (NY) 7
Villanova 2

District 3

Games played at Gastonia, North Carolina.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
The Citadel 4*  
Florida 2*  
  The Citadel 1  
  North Carolina 13  
North Carolina 2
Florida Southern 1  
  North Carolina 7
  Florida 5
Florida 5*  
Florida Southern 0*  
  The Citadel 1
  Florida 4  

* Indicates game called after 6 innings.

District 4

Games played at Saint Paul, Minnesota.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
Minnesota 15  
Notre Dame 6  
  Minnesota 12  
  Detroit 5  
Detroit 16
Ohio 2  
  Minnesota 5
  Detroit 4
Notre Dame 4  
Ohio 5  
  Detroit 14
  Ohio 4  

District 5

District 6

Game played at Austin, Texas.


Games played at Tucson, Arizona.

   Houston 3 4
   Arizona 4 6

District 7

Games played at Salt Lake City, Utah.

   Colorado State 3 3 6
   Utah 24 2 2

District 8

Games played at Los Angeles, California.

   Pepperdine 3 3
   Southern California 10 10
   Washington State 8 3 5
   Southern California 7 8 10

College World Series


SchoolConferenceRecord (Conference)Head CoachCWS AppearancesCWS Best FinishCWS Record
Arizonan/a41–7 (n/a)Frank Sancet5
(last: 1959)
(1956, 1958)
Boston College14–4 (n/a)Ed Peligrini1
(last: 1953)
Colorado State[lower-alpha 1]n/a25–10 (n/a)Pete Butler6
(last: 1959)
MinnesotaBig 1029–6–1 (12–2)Dick Siebert1
(last: 1956)
North CarolinaACC22–5 (11–3)Walt Rabb0
(last: none)
Oklahoma StateBig 815–5 (12–4)Toby Greene3
(last: 1959)
Southern CaliforniaCIBA40–14 (12–4)Rod Dedeaux5
(last: 1958)
(1948, 1958)
St. John's19–5 (n/a)Jack Kaiser1
(last: 1949)



  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
  Winner's Bracket
  Arizona 2  
  Oklahoma State 1    
      Arizona 5  
      Minnesota 8    
  Minnesota 8          
  North Carolina 3        
      Minnesota 1210
      Southern California 11
  Boston College 8        
  Colorado State 3          
      Boston College 2    
      Southern California 5  
  Southern California 3    
  St. John's 1  
  Loser's Bracket
  Oklahoma State 7  
  North Carolina 0     Boston College 0
    Oklahoma State 1
  Colorado State 2  
  St. John's 313     Arizona 11
    St. John's 4
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Minnesota 3       Minnesota 210
  Oklahoma State 1           Southern California 1
      Minnesota 2    
      Southern California 411  
  Southern California 13    
  Arizona 1  

Game results

June 10Game 1Arizona2–1Oklahoma State
June 14Game 2Minnesota8–3North Carolina
Game 3Boston College8–3Colorado State
Game 4Southern California3–1St. John's
June 15Game 5Oklahoma State7–0North CarolinaJim Wixson throws a no-hitter,North Carolina eliminated
Game 6St. John's3–2 (13)Colorado StateColorado State eliminated
Game 7Minnesota8–5Arizona
June 16Game 8Southern California5–2Boston College
June 17Game 9Oklahoma State1–0Boston CollegeBoston College eliminated
Game 10Arizona11–4St. John'sSt. John's eliminated
Game 11Minnesota12–11 (10)Southern California
June 18Game 12Minnesota3–1Oklahoma StateOklahoma State eliminated
Game 13Southern California13–1ArizonaArizona eliminated
June 19Game 14USC4–2 (11)Minnesota
June 20FinalMinnesota2–1 (10)USCMinnesota wins CWS

All-Tournament Team

The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.

PitcherBruce GardnerSeniorSouthern California
Jim WardSeniorArizona
Bob WaskoMinnesota
CatcherBill HeathSeniorSouthern California
First basemanWilliam RyanSophomoreSouthern California
Second basemanJohn EricksonMinnesota
Third basemanCal RolloffMinnesota
ShortstopDave PflepsenMinnesota
OutfielderArt ErsepkeJuniorSouthern California
Bob LevingstonSophomoreSouthern California
Mickey McNameeJuniorSouthern California

Notable players

Tournament Notes

Jim Wixson throws the second no-hitter in College World Series history.


  1. Colorado State College is currently known as the University of Northern Colorado. Not to be confused with Colorado State University, then known as Colorado A&M.


  1. "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 192. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.