1947 NCAA baseball season

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1947 NCAA baseball season
Tournament
Duration June 20–28, 1947
College World Series
Champions California
Runners-up Yale
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →

The 1947 NCAA baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began in the spring of 1947. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1947 NCAA Baseball Tournament and 1947 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the first time in 1947, consisted of the two remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament and was held in Kalamazoo, Michigan at Hyames Field as a best of three series. California claimed the championship two games to none over Yale.[1]

Realignment[edit]

The Southern Conference began sponsoring baseball in 1947, with 16 teams.

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1947 season. Each of the eight geographical districts chose, by various methods, the team that would represent them in the NCAA Tournament. Conference champions had to be chosen, unless all conference champions declined the bid.[1]

Conference Regular Season Winner Conference Tournament Tournament City Tournament Winner
Big Nine Illinois
No Conference Tournament
Big Six Oklahoma
No Conference Tournament
CIBA California/Southern California
No Conference Tournament
EIBL Yale
No Conference Tournament
Metropolitan New York Conference NYU
No Conference Tournament
Mid-American Conference Ohio
No Conference Tournament
Missouri Valley Conference Oklahoma A&M 1947 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament Oklahoma A&M
Pacific Coast Conference North Washington State
No Conference Tournament
Southeastern Conference Alabama
No Conference Tournament
Southern Conference Clemson
No Conference Tournament
Southwest Conference Texas
No Conference Tournament

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1947 Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Yale  ‍‍‍y 9 3 0   .750     19 10 1   .650
Columbia  ‍‍‍ 7 5 0   .583     8 7 1   .531
Harvard  ‍‍‍ 7 5 0   .583     12 13 0   .480
Princeton  ‍‍‍ 7 5 0   .583     10 12 0   .455
Penn  ‍‍‍ 6 6 0   .500     12 9 0   .571
Dartmouth  ‍‍‍ 3 9 0   .250     5 16 0   .238
Cornell  ‍‍‍ 3 9 0   .250     8 17 0   .320
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament


1947 Pacific Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North
Washington State  ‍‍‍ 11 5   .688     23 11   .676
Oregon  ‍‍‍ 9 7   .563     19 7   .731
Washington  ‍‍‍ 9 7   .563     9 7   .563
Oregon State  ‍‍‍ 6 10   .375     14 11   .560
Idaho  ‍‍‍ 5 11   .313      
California Intercollegiate Baseball Association
California  ‍‍‍y 11 4   .733     31 10   .756
Southern California  ‍‍‍ 11 4   .733     16 6   .727
Stanford  ‍‍‍ 7 8   .467     19 11   .633
UCLA  ‍‍‍ 7 8   .467     29 15   .659
St. Mary's  ‍‍‍ 5 10   .333      
Santa Clara  ‍‍‍ 4 11   .267     10 15   .400
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament

NCAA tournament[edit]

The 1947 season marked the first NCAA Baseball Tournament, which consisted of eight teams divided into two brackets by region. The Eastern Playoff was held in New Haven, Connecticut while the Western Playoff was held in Denver, Colorado. The winner of each single elimination bracket advanced to the inaugural College World Series in Kalamazoo, MI, where California defeated Yale in a best of three series.

  College World Series Finals
           
   California 17 8
   Yale 4 7

Award winners[edit]

All-America team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b W.C. Madden & Patrick J. Stewart (2004). The College World Series:A Baseball History, 1947-2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 5–11. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Ivy League Baseball Record Book 2017-18" (PDF). Ivy League. June 2017. pp. 1–2, 21. Retrieved 30 May 2018.