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College World Series
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The 1961 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE from June 9 to June 14. The fifteenth tournament's champion was the University of Southern California coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was Littleton Fowler of Oklahoma State University.

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[edit] Participating Teams

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS W-L Record
Boston College 16 - 4 (n/a) Eddie Pellagrini 2
(last: 1960)
4th
(1953)
3 - 4
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference 15 - 9 (11 - 3, 0 GB) Ace Parker 2
(last: 1953)
5th
(1952, 1953)
2 - 4
Colorado State College 28 - 6 (n/a) Pete Butler 7
(last: 1960)
5th
(1955)
2 - 14
Oklahoma State University Big Eight Conference 24 - 1 (18 - 1, 0 GB) Toby Greene 4
(last: 1960)
1st
(1959)
12 - 7
Syracuse University 16 - 3 (n/a) Ted Kleinhans 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
University of Texas at Austin Southwest Conference 22 - 4 - 2 (11 - 3, 0 GB) Bibb Falk 5
(last: 1957)
1st
(1949, 1950)
14 - 7
University of Southern California California Intercollegiate Baseball Association 31 - 7 (12 - 4, 0 GB) Rod Dedeaux 6
(last: 1960)
1st
(1948, 1958)
14 - 10
Western Michigan University Mid-American Conference 18 - 6 (11 - 0, 0 GB) Charlie Maher 4
(last: 1959)
2nd
(1955)
8 - 8

[edit] Results

[edit] Bracket

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[edit] Game Results

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 9 Game 1 Oklahoma State 3 - 2 Duke
June 10 Game 2 Syracuse 12 - 5 Colorado State College
Game 3 Boston College 3 - 2 Western Michigan
Game 4 Southern California 8 - 6 Texas
June 11 Game 5 Duke 15 - 3 Colorado State College Northern Colorado eliminated
Game 6 Western Michigan 8 - 2 Texas Texas eliminated
Game 7 Oklahoma State 12 - 9 Syracuse
Game 8 Southern California 10 - 3 Boston College
June 12 Game 9 Boston College 4 - 3 (10 innings) Duke Duke eliminated
Game 10 Syracuse 6 - 0 Western Michigan Western Michigan eliminated
Game 11 Southern California 4 - 2 Oklahoma State
June 13 Game 12 Oklahoma State 8 - 0 Syracuse Syracuse eliminated
Game 13 Southern California 4 - 3 Boston College Boston College eliminated
June 14 Final Southern California 1 - 0 Oklahoma State Southern California wins CWS

[edit] All-Tournament Team

The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Littleton Fowler Sophomore Oklahoma State
Larry Hankhammer Senior Southern California
Jim Withers Senior Southern California
Catcher Larry Himes Junior Southern California
First baseman William Ryan Junior Southern California
Second baseman Bruce Andrew Senior Oklahoma State
Third baseman Dave Sarette Senior Syracuse
Shortstop Don Wallace Junior Oklahoma State
Outfielder Don Davis Sophomore Duke
Art Ersepke Senior Southern California
Bill Tomb Sophomore Western Michigan

[edit] Notable Players

[edit] Tournament Notes

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