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.
Head coach Dick Siebert and Most Outstanding Player John Erickson
|1960 All-Tournament Team
C - Bill Heath, USC
Pitching Coach Todd Oakes Passes Away At 55
Minnesota assistant baseball coach Todd Oakes passed away today after a courageous and public battle with leukemia. Oakes, who coached the Minnesota pitching staff, was 55.
Gophers Drop Out of B1G Tournament
Minnesota falls to Michigan 3-2 in an elimination game on Thursday at TD Ameritrade Park
Minnesota Falls in B1G Tournament Opener
Gophers play at 1 p.m. in an elimination game tomorrow afternoon against either Michigan or Ohio State