1948 NCAA baseball season

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1948 NCAA Division I baseball season
Tournament
Duration June 16–26, 1948
College World Series
Champions Southern California
Runners-up Yale
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →

The 1948 NCAA baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began in the spring of 1948. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1948 NCAA Baseball Tournament and 1948 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the second time in 1948, 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. Southern California claimed the championship two games to one over Yale.[1]

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1948 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 Seven Nebraska
No Conference Tournament
CIBA Southern California
No Conference Tournament
EIBL Dartmouth
No Conference Tournament
Mid-American Conference Ohio
No Conference Tournament
Missouri Valley Conference Oklahoma A&M 1948 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament Oklahoma A&M
Pacific Coast Conference North Washington State
No Conference Tournament
Southeastern Conference Mississippi State
No Conference Tournament
Southern Conference North Carolina
No Conference Tournament
Southwest Conference Texas
No Conference Tournament

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1948 Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Dartmouth  ‍‍‍ 7 1 0   .875     12 4 1   .735
Navy  ‍‍‍ 7 2 0   .778     14 7 0   .667
Yale  ‍‍‍y 6 3 0   .667     21 9 1   .694
Army  ‍‍‍ 5 3 0   .625     16 7 0   .696
Cornell  ‍‍‍ 3 4 0   .429     8 9 0   .471
Columbia  ‍‍‍ 3 5 0   .375     7 5 0   .583
Penn  ‍‍‍ 3 5 0   .375     10 10 1   .500
Princeton  ‍‍‍ 3 6 0   .333     9 15 0   .375
Harvard  ‍‍‍ 2 4 0   .333     12 11 1   .521
Brown  ‍‍‍ 0 6 0   .000     2 11 0   .154
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament


1948 Pacific Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North Division
Washington State  ‍‍‍ 8 3   .727     21 7   .750
Oregon  ‍‍‍ 10 5   .667     12 6   .667
Washington  ‍‍‍ 8 7   .533     8 7   .533
Oregon State  ‍‍‍ 4 7   .364     7 7   .500
Idaho  ‍‍‍ 2 10   .167      
California Intercollegiate Baseball Association
Southern California  ‍‍‍y 13 2   .867     26 5   .839
Santa Clara  ‍‍‍ 9 6   .600     15 11   .577
California  ‍‍‍ 8 3   .727     20 14   .588
Stanford  ‍‍‍ 5 9   .357     15 11   .577
UCLA  ‍‍‍ 5 10   .333     21 18   .538
St. Mary's  ‍‍‍ 4 10   .286      
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament

NCAA tournament[edit]

The 1948 season marked the second NCAA Baseball Tournament, which consisted of eight teams divided into two brackets by region. The Eastern Playoff was held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina while the Western Playoff was held in Denver, Colorado. Unlike the previous year, a double-elimination format was used. The winner of each bracket advanced to the College World Series in Kalamazoo, MI, where Southern California defeated Yale in a best of three series.

  College World Series
           
   Southern California 3 3 9
   Yale 1 8 2

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. 11–14. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ivy League Baseball Record Book 2017-18" (PDF). Ivy League. June 2017. pp. 1–2, 21. Retrieved 30 May 2018.