1964 College World Series

June 8, 1964 - June 18, 1964  •  Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska  •   Attendance: 61,871

Gophers capitalize on Missouri errors

Series highlights

Four unearned runs were too much for Missouri to overcome as Minnesota captured its third College World Series title with a 5-1 win.

Missouri pitchers Jack Stroud, Jim Nelson and Ron Sieck gave up only five hits and one earned run, but defensive mistakes unraveled the superb performances.

Minnesota scored an unearned run in the second inning on a two-base throwing error by shortstop Johnny Simmons. The Gophers added two more runs the next inning after an errant throw by second baseman Bob Robben and a muffed catch by his replacement, Mike Strode.

Gophers starter Joe Pollack pitched a complete game, allowing the lone run on four hits while striking out seven.

The title was the third for Minnesota coach Dick Siebert, who won national championships with the Gophers in 1956 and 1960.

Most Outstanding Player

Joe Ferris, Maine

The sophomore pitched for third-place Maine and was not around to receive the award.

It was one of the few times that the award winner was not a member of a team in the finals.

Series notes

All-Tournament Team

Bill Davis, Minnesota, 1b
Dewey Markus, Minnesota, 2b
Dave Thompson, Maine, 3b, Sr.
Gary Sutherland, Southern California, ss, So.
Dan Hoffman, Minnesota, of
Gary Woods, Missouri, of
Willie Brown, Southern California, of, Sr.
Ron Wojciak, Minnesota, c
Joe Ferris, Maine, p, So.
Joe Pollack, Minnesota, p

Games played in 1964 CWS


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