1962 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament
The 1962 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1962 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 sixteenth 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 27 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 11 to June 16. The sixteenth tournament's champion was Michigan, coached by Don Lund. The Most Outstanding Player was Bob Garibaldi of runner-up Santa Clara.
|Champions||Michigan (2nd title)|
|Runner-up||Santa Clara (1st CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Don Lund (1st title)|
The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight district sites across the country, each consisting of a field of two to four teams. Each district tournament, except District 2, was double-elimination. The winners of each district advanced to the College World Series.
Bold indicates winner. * indicates extra innings.
District 1 at Springfield, MA
* Indicates game required 13 innings.
District 2 at University Park, PA
District 3 at Gastonia, NC
† Indicates game suspended after 5 innings.
* Indicates game required 11 innings.
District 4 at Kalamazoo, MI
* Indicates game required 10 innings.
District 7 at Greeley, CO
* Indicates game required 11 innings.
Note: Colorado State College of Education became Northern Colorado University in 1970.
College World Series
|School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Head Coach||CWS Appearances||CWS Best Finish||CWS Record|
|Colorado State||n/a||22–9 (n/a)||Pete Butler||8|
|Florida State||n/a||21–12 (n/a)||Danny Litwhiler||1|
|Holy Cross||n/a||20–3 (n/a)||Albert Riopel||2|
|Ithaca||17–0 (n/a)||Bucky Freeman||0|
|Michigan||Big 10||27–12 (12–3)||Don Lund||1|
|Missouri||Big 8||22–3 (16–5)||Hi Simmons||3|
|Santa Clara||CIBA||35–6 (12–4)||Paddy Cottrell||0
|Texas||SWC||19–5 (12–2)||Bibb Falk||6|
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round|
|Florida State||6||Santa Clara||4|
|June 11||Game 1||Holy Cross||4–3||Colorado State|
|Game 4||Florida State||5–1||Santa Clara|
|June 12||Game 5||Texas||12–2||Colorado State||Colorado State eliminated|
|Game 6||Santa Clara||7–4 (12 innings)||Missouri||Missouri eliminated|
|Game 7||Michigan||11–4||Holy Cross|
|Game 8||Florida State||5–4||Ithaca|
|June 13||Game 9||Santa Clara||12–7||Holy Cross||Holy Cross eliminated|
|Game 10||Texas||3–2||Ithaca||Ithaca eliminated|
|Game 11||Michigan||10–7||Florida State|
|June 14||Game 12||Santa Clara||11–6||Florida State||Florida State eliminated|
|June 15||Game 14||Santa Clara||4–3 (10 innings)||Texas||Texas eliminated|
|June 16||Final||Michigan||5–4 (15 innings)||Santa Clara||Michigan wins CWS|
The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.
|Bob Garibaldi||Santa Clara|
|First baseman||Dave Campbell||Sophomore||Michigan|
|Second baseman||Pat Rigby||Senior||Texas|
|Third baseman||Harvey Chapman||Sophomore||Michigan|
|Shortstop||Ernie Fazio||Santa Clara|
|Outfielder||Ken Flanagan||Santa Clara|
|Mickey McDermott||Santa Clara|
- Colorado State:
- Florida State: Woody Woodward
- Holy Cross: Dick Joyce, John Peterman
- Michigan: Dave Campbell, Fritz Fisher
- Missouri: Byron Browne, John Sevcik
- Santa Clara: John Boccabella, Nelson Briles, Tim Cullen, Ernie Fazio, Bob Garibaldi, Larry Loughlin, Pete Magrini
- Texas: Bill Bethea, Chuck Hartenstein
- "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 193. Retrieved April 9, 2014.