1949 NCAA baseball season

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1949 NCAA baseball season
Tournament
DurationJune 15–25, 1949
College World Series
DurationJune 22–25, 1949
ChampionsTexas (1st title)
Runners-upWake Forest (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning CoachBibb Falk (1st title)
MOPTom Hamilton (Texas)
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →

The 1949 NCAA baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began in the spring of 1949. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1949 NCAA Baseball Tournament and 1949 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the third time in 1949, consisted of four remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament and was held in Wichita, Kansas at Wichita Municipal Stadium as a double-elimination tournament. Texas claimed the championship by sweeping the four game tournament.[1]

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1949 season. Each of the eight geographical districts chose, by various methods, the team that would represent them in the NCAA Tournament. Conference champions had to be chosen, unless all conference champions declined the bid.[1]

Conference Regular Season Winner Conference Tournament Tournament City Tournament Winner
Big Seven Kansas
No Conference Tournament
CIBA Southern California
No Conference Tournament
EIBL Princeton
No Conference Tournament
Mid-American Conference Western Michigan
No Conference Tournament
Missouri Valley Conference Oklahoma A&M 1949 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament Oklahoma A&M
Pacific Coast Conference North Washington State
No Conference Tournament
Southeastern Conference Mississippi State
No Conference Tournament
Southern Conference Wake Forest
No Conference Tournament
Southwest Conference Texas
No Conference Tournament

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1949 Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Princeton  ‍‍‍ 6 3 0   .667     12 7 1   .625
Cornell  ‍‍‍ 5 3 0   .625     10 11 1   .477
Penn  ‍‍‍ 5 3 0   .625     10 8 1   .553
Dartmouth  ‍‍‍ 5 4 0   .556     12 10 0   .545
Harvard  ‍‍‍ 5 4 0   .556     10 12 0   .455
Brown  ‍‍‍ 4 4 0   .500     9 8 1   .528
Columbia  ‍‍‍ 4 5 0   .444     7 8 0   .467
Yale  ‍‍‍ 4 5 0   .444     13 12 3   .518
Navy  ‍‍‍ 3 4 0   .429     12 6 1   .658
Army  ‍‍‍ 1 7 0   .125     6 13 0   .316
† – Conference champion


1949 Southern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wake Forest  ‍‍‍y 13 1   .929     31 4   .886
South Carolina  ‍‍‍ 13 5   .722     15 6   .714
Richmond  ‍‍‍ 7 3   .700     12 9   .571
Clemson  ‍‍‍ 10 5   .667     11 12   .478
North Carolina  ‍‍‍ 12 8   .600     20 9   .690
Maryland  ‍‍‍ 5 4   .556     10 8   .556
William & Mary  ‍‍‍ 6 5   .545      
VMI  ‍‍‍ 5 5   .500      
NC State  ‍‍‍ 8 11   .421      
Virginia Tech  ‍‍‍ 5 7   .417     10 11   .476
Duke  ‍‍‍ 9 13   .409      
Furman  ‍‍‍ 5 8   .385      
George Washington  ‍‍‍ 2 5   .286      
Davidson  ‍‍‍ 3 8   .273      
Washington and Lee  ‍‍‍ 2 8   .200      
The Citadel  ‍‍‍ 1 10   .091      
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1949[3]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1949 Southwest Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Texas  ‍‍‍y 12 3   .800     23 7   .767
Texas A&M  ‍‍‍ 10 4   .714     17 8   .680
Baylor  ‍‍‍ 9 6   .600     17 12   .586
SMU  ‍‍‍ 6 9   .400     8 12   .400
TCU  ‍‍‍ 4 11   .267     6 14   .300
Rice  ‍‍‍ 3 11   .214     4 14   .222
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1949[4][5]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1949 Pacific Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North Division
Washington State  ‍‍‍ 12 4   .750     33 9   .786
Oregon  ‍‍‍ 10 4   .714     18 7   .720
Oregon State  ‍‍‍ 8 7   .533     15 8   .652
Washington  ‍‍‍ 6 9   .400     6 9   .400
Idaho  ‍‍‍ 2 14   .125     4 22   .154
California Intercollegiate Baseball Association
USC  ‍‍‍y 12 2   .857     23 6   .793
Santa Clara  ‍‍‍ 9 6   .600     17 10   .630
UCLA  ‍‍‍ 8 6   .571     21 15   .583
Stanford  ‍‍‍ 7 8   .467     18 12   .600
California  ‍‍‍ 5 10   .333     31 17   .646
St. Mary's  ‍‍‍ 3 12   .200     0 0  
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament

NCAA tournament[edit]

The 1949 season marked the third NCAA Baseball Tournament, which consisted of eight teams divided into four regions. Each region held a three-game series to determine the four teams that advance to the College World Series, which was held in Wichita, Kansas. The four teams played a double-elimination format, with Texas sweeping the tournament and defeating Wake Forest in the final.

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
Wake Forest 2  
Southern California 1  
  Wake Forest 1  
  Texas 8  
Texas 7
St. John's 1  
  Texas 10
  Wake Forest 3
Southern California 12  
St. John's 4  
  Wake Forest 212
  Southern California 1  

Award winners[edit]

All-America team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b W.C. Madden & Patrick J. Stewart (2004). The College World Series:A Baseball History, 1947-2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 14–16. ISBN 9780786418428. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Ivy League Baseball Record Book 2017-18" (PDF). Ivy League. June 2017. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  3. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1949". BoydsWorld.com. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1949". boydsworld.com. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Texas Baseball 2010 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Texas at Austin. p. 172. Retrieved March 28, 2013.