1976 College Baseball All-America Team

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1976 All-Americans included National Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Molitor.

An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and typically referred to as "All-American athletes", or simply "All-Americans". Although the honorees generally do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U.S. team sports to refer to players who are selected by members of the national media. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889.[1]

From 1947 to 1980, the American Baseball Coaches Association was the only All-American selector recognized by the NCAA.[2]

Key[edit]

Player (x) Denotes the number of times the player had been named an All-American at that point
Inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame

All-Americans[edit]

Position Name School Notes
Pitcher Floyd Bannister Arizona State 186 innings pitched in a single season (1976) (Division I record),[3] 19 wins in a single season (1976) (T-3rd in Division I),[3] 217 strikeouts in a single season (1975) (5th in Division I),[3] 213 strikeouts in a single season (1976) (T-6th in Division I),[3] 1982 AL All-Star,[4] First overall pick in 1976 Major League Baseball Draft[5]
Pitcher Richard Wortham Texas 50 career wins (2nd in Division I)[3]
Catcher Jerry Willeford Houston
First baseman Rick Honeycutt Tennessee MLB All-Star[6]
Second baseman Greg Vogel Penn State
Third baseman Guillermo Bonilla Florida State
Shortstop Paul Molitor Minnesota National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee,[7]MLB All-Star,[7] 1993 World Series MVP,[7] 1987 Hutch Award, 1993 Babe Ruth Award, 1997 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, 1998 Branch Rickey Award
Outfielder Ken Landreaux Arizona State 1980 AL All-Star[8]
Outfielder Dave Stegman (2) Arizona
Outfielder John Northrup Central Michigan
Designated hitter Bill Ewing Wyoming

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY.
  2. ^ "NCAA Baseball Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Division I Record Book" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Floyd Bannister". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  5. ^ "1st Picks Overall in the MLB Draft". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Rick Honeycutt". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  7. ^ a b c "Paul Molitor". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Ken Landreaux". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 18 April 2012.