1956 NCAA baseball season

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1956 NCAA baseball season
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
Champions Minnesota
Runners-up Arizona
MOP Jerry Thomas (Minnesota)
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →

The 1956 NCAA baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began in the spring of 1956. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1956 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the tenth time in 1956, consisted of one team from each of eight geographical districts and was held in Omaha, Nebraska at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium as a double-elimination tournament. Minnesota claimed the championship.[1]

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1956 season. Each of the eight geographical districts chose, by various methods, the team that would represent them in the NCAA Tournament. 12 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 13 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference Regular Season Winner
Atlantic Coast Conference Duke
Big Seven Conference Oklahoma
Big Ten Conference Minnesota
CIBA Southern California
EIBL Yale
Mid-American Conference Ohio
Pacific Coast Conference Washington State
Southeastern Conference Florida
Southern Conference George Washington
Southwest Conference TCU

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1956 Big Seven Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Oklahoma  ‍‍‍y 7 2   .778     11 7   .611
Nebraska  ‍‍‍ 8 4   .667     12 8   .600
Kansas  ‍‍‍ 6 5   .545     14 5   .737
Missouri  ‍‍‍ 7 6   .538     14 7   .667
Iowa State  ‍‍‍ 6 6   .500      
Colorado  ‍‍‍ 3 8   .273      
Kansas State  ‍‍‍ 3 9   .250     5 10   .333
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the 1956 NCAA Baseball Tournament
1956 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Minnesota ‍‍‍y 11 2   .846     33 9   .786
Ohio State  ‍‍‍ 9 3   .750     18 7   .720
Wisconsin  ‍‍‍ 8 4   .667      
Michigan  ‍‍‍ 6 5   .545      
Northwestern  ‍‍‍ 6 7   .462      
Indiana  ‍‍‍ 5 6   .455     13 15   .464
Iowa  ‍‍‍ 5 8   .385     11 16   .407
Michigan State  ‍‍‍ 4 7   .364     16 13   .552
Purdue  ‍‍‍ 5 10   .333     14 14   .500
Illinois  ‍‍‍ 4 11   .267      
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament


1956 Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Yale  ‍‍‍ 9 2 0   .818     19 15 0   .559
Princeton  ‍‍‍ 7 3 0   .700     11 9 1   .548
Columbia  ‍‍‍ 6 3 0   .667     11 5 1   .676
Cornell  ‍‍‍ 5 4 0   .556     10 8 0   .556
Harvard  ‍‍‍ 5 4 0   .556     18 6 0   .750
Army  ‍‍‍ 4 4 0   .500     9 10 0   .474
Navy  ‍‍‍ 4 4 0   .500     13 7 1   .643
Dartmouth  ‍‍‍ 3 5 0   .375     4 11 0   .267
Penn  ‍‍‍ 1 7 0   .125     8 16 0   .333
Brown  ‍‍‍ 1 8 0   .111     2 15 0   .118
† – Conference champion


College World Series[edit]

The 1956 season marked the tenth NCAA Baseball Tournament, which culminated with the eight team College World Series. The College World Series was held in Omaha, Nebraska. The eight teams played a double-elimination format, with Minnesota claiming their first championship with a 12–1 win over Arizona in the final.[1]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Arizona 3  
  NYU 0    
      Arizona 2  
      Minnesota 3    
  Minnesota 4          
  Wyoming 0        
      Minnesota 13
      Ole Miss 5
  Ole Miss 13        
  New Hampshire 2          
      Ole Miss 4    
      Bradley 0  
  Bradley 4    
  Washington State 3  
  Loser's Bracket
  NYU 2  
  Wyoming 8     Bradley 12
    Wyoming 8
  New Hampshire 6  
  Washington State 3     Arizona 1
    New Hampshire 0
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Minnesota 8       Minnesota 12
  Bradley 3           Arizona 1
      Minnesota 4    
      Arizona 10  
  Ole Miss 3    
  Arizona 7  

Award winners[edit]

All-America team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c W.C. Madden & Patrick J. Stewart (2004). The College World Series:A Baseball History, 1947-2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 28–31. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ivy League Baseball Record Book 2017-18" (PDF). Ivy League. June 2017. pp. 1, 3. Retrieved 30 May 2018.