In 1947, the University of California and Yale University baseball teams took the field in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to play the first-1ever NCAA Division I College World Series. It was a two-day, three-game series with an attendance of fewer than 4, 000. Today, it is a weeklong series held in Omaha, Nebraska, with eight teams, tens of thousands of fans and millions more watching on television. This book covers each College World Series from 1947 through the 2003 series. For Division I, the authors devote a chapter to each decade, and then richly cover each game of each series. They also provide information on standout players' careers (in baseball and other professions). The NCAA Division II and III team championships are also covered comprehensively if briefly, and an appendix features short profiles of great college coaches.The Wildcats jumped off to a 2-0 lead in the first on a Terry Francona two-run double, but Jim Sutton settled down after that and the Titans tied ... He later added another RBI to run his total to 100 for the year to become only the third collegian in history to hit the century mark in a season. ... In another game that night, Pepperdine eliminated Mississippi State, 5-4. ... The defeat sent the Longhorns to the losera#39;s bracket. ... Neither team had ever won a Division I championship in any sport.
|Title||:||The College World Series|
|Author||:||W. C. Madden, Patrick J. Stewart|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2004-01-01|