1959 NCAA University Division baseball season

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1959 NCAA University Division baseball season
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
Champions Oklahoma State
Runners-up Arizona
MOP Jim Dobson (Oklahoma State)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →

The 1959 NCAA University Division baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began in the spring of 1959. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1959 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the thirteenth time in 1959, 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. Oklahoma State claimed the championship.[1]

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1959 season. Each of the eight geographical districts chose, by various methods, the team that would represent them in the NCAA Tournament. 10 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 12 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference Regular Season Winner
Atlantic Coast Conference Clemson
Big Eight Conference Oklahoma State
Big Ten Conference Minnesota
CIBA Southern California
EIBL Navy
Mid-American Conference Ohio
Western Michigan
Pacific Coast Conference Washington
Southeastern Conference Ole Miss
Southern Conference George Washington
Southwest Conference Texas A&M
Yankee Conference Connecticut

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1959 Big Eight Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Oklahoma State  ‍‍‍y 17 3   .850     27 5   .844
Nebraska  ‍‍‍ 11 4   .733     15 8   .652
Iowa State  ‍‍‍ 10 8   .556     11 12   .478
Colorado  ‍‍‍ 7 8   .467     11 10   .524
Oklahoma  ‍‍‍ 7 10   .412     12 11   .522
Kansas  ‍‍‍ 5 11   .313     9 11   .450
Kansas State  ‍‍‍ 4 9   .308     4 9   .308
Missouri  ‍‍‍ 3 11   .214     9 11   .450
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1959[3]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1959 Yankee Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 Connecticut  ‍‍‍y 10 0   1.000     20 3   .870
Maine  ‍‍‍ 7 3   .700     12 8   .600
UMass  ‍‍‍ 4 5   .444     10 6   .625
Vermont  ‍‍‍ 4 6   .400     15 11   .577
New Hampshire  ‍‍‍ 3 7   .300     7 11   .389
Rhode Island  ‍‍‍ 1 8   .111     2 11   .154
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1959; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

College World Series[edit]

The 1959 season marked the thirteenth 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 Oklahoma State claiming their second championship with a 5–3 win over Arizona in the final.[1]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Oklahoma State 10  
    Western Michigan 2    
        Oklahoma State 8  
        Penn State 6    
  Penn State 5          
  Connecticut 3        
        Oklahoma State 3
        Arizona 5
  Arizona 312        
    Clemson 2          
        Arizona 5    
        Fresno State 1  
  Fresno State 6    
  Colorado State 5  
  Loser's Bracket
  Clemson 7  
  Colorado State 1     Penn State 7
      Clemson 0
  Western Michigan 14  
  Connecticut 6     Fresno State 7
      Western Michigan 2
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Oklahoma State 4       Oklahoma State 5
    Penn State 3           Arizona 3
        Oklahoma State 4    
        Fresno State 0  
  Fresno State 2    
  Arizona 0  

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. 31–34. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1959". Boyd's World. Retrieved November 4, 2013.