College World Series History

1956: NCAA Champions
Minnesota 4, Wyoming 0
Minnesota 3, Arizona 1
Minnesota 12, Mississippi 5
Arizona 10, Minnesota 4
Minnesota 8, Bradley 3
Minnesota 12, Arizona 1
(NCAA Champions)

1960: NCAA Champions
Minnesota 8, North Carolina 3
Minnesota 8, Arizona 5
Minnesota 12, USC 11
Minnesota 3, Oklahoma State 1
USC 4, Minnesota 3
Minnesota 2, USC 1
(NCAA Champions)

1964: NCAA Champions
Minnesota 7, Texas A&M 3
Minnesota 12, Maine 0
Minnesota 6, USC 5
Missouri 4, Minnesota 1
Minnesota 5, Missouri 1
(NCAA Champions)

1973
Minnesota 1, Oklahoma 0
Arizona State 3, Minnesota 0
Minnesota 6, Georgia Southern 2
USC 8, Minnesota 7
(Third Place)

1977
Cal. State-Los Angeles 7, Minnesota 4
Minnesota 4, Baylor 3
Arizona State 8, Minnesota 4
(Sixth Place)

College World Series Record

5 appearances,
3 championships,
17-7 overall record

Individual Notes

  • Jerry Thomas gave up one run in 18.0 innings pitched in the 1956 College World Series. His 0.50 ERA is tied for the lowest College World Series history with a minimum of 18.0 IP in the event.
  • Joe Pollack is one of only eight pitchers College World Series history to have three wins in one year. Pollack did so in 1964.
  • Joe Pollack is one of only two pitchers in the history of the College World Series to throw three complete games. He did so in 1964.
  • Joe Pollack’s 27 innings pitched in the 1964 College World Series is tied for the second-most in the history of the event.
  • David Winfield’s 29 strikeouts in two games in the 1973 College World Series is tied for the third-highest total in the history of the College World Series. His 29 strikeouts are the second-most by a pitcher who only pitched in two games in the College World Series.
  • Bill Horning is one of only three players in College World Series history to have two home runs in the championship game of the College World Series.
  • Bill Horning’s 10 total bases were the most ever in a championship game of the College World Series.
  • Bill Horning’s five RBI were tied for the second-highest total in a championships game of the College World Series.
  • Jim Rantz’s 10-inning complete game victory in 1960 was the most innings ever pitched in a championship game of the College World Series.
  • Jerry Kindall is the last player to hit for the cycle in the College World Series. That cycle came on June 11, 1956 against Ole Miss.

Team Notes

  • Minnesota’s six triples in the 1956 College World Series were tied for the third-highest total in the history of the event.
  • Minnesota’s 10 double plays in the 1960 College World series were tied for the third-highest total in the history of the event.
  • Minnesota’s 10 walks against Missouri in 1964 is third-highest total in a championship game in College World Series history.
  • Minnesota’s 2-1 10-inning victory in 1960 was the fourth-longest championship game (innings-wise) in College World Series history.
  • Minnesota’s 12-1 victory over Arizona in the 1956 College World Series championship game is tied for the second-largest in the history of the event.