1960 NCAA Champions

Minnesota made its second trip to the College World Series in 1960 and won its second College World Series title in as many trips. John Erickson was named the team MVP for Minnesota, joining Jerry Thomas and Dave Winfield (later in 1973) as one of three Golden Gophers to receive College World Series MVP honors. Minnesota locked up in three classic extra-inning games with USC on their way to the championship. In the first matchup with USC, the Golden Gophers produced the biggest comeback in College World Series history as they rallied from an 11-2 deficit to win 12-11 in 10 innings. In the second matchup, the Trojans claimed a 4-3 11-inning thriller. Minnesota claimed the rubber matchup with a 2-1 10-inning victory in the final championship game that was won when Cal Rolloff drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning.

1960 NCAA World Series Box Scores (.pdf document)

1960 NCAA Champions

Head Coach Siebert and John Erickson

Head coach Dick Siebert and Most Outstanding Player John Erickson
receive the national championship trophy.

    1960 All-Tournament Team

C - Bill Heath, USC
1B - William Ryan, USC
2B - John Erickson, MN
3B - Cal Rolloff, MN
SS - Dave Pflepsen, MN
OF - Bob Levingston, USC
OF - Mickey McNamee, USC
OF - Art Ersepken, USC
P - Bob Wasko, MN
P - Jim Ward, Arizona

1960 College World Series


Around the Bases with Matt Fiedler


Junior Matt Fiedler has been all over the diamond early in his Gophers career.

Around the Bases with Jeff Fasching


Jeff Fasching, a sophomore pitcher, tossed eight innings of relief for the Gophers last season.

Around the Bases with Luke Pettersen


After a successful first season with the Gophers, Luke Pettersen enters his sophomore season on campus.

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