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.For most of the season, Cal State Fullerton was the top-rated team in the nation, so it only made sense that it received the number-one seeding coming to Omaha with a 53-9 ... The Trojans whipped Long Beach State in the West Regional.
|Title||:||The College World Series|
|Author||:||W. C. Madden, Patrick J. Stewart|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2004-01-01|