1949 College World Series

June 22, 1949 - June 25, 1949  •   Wichita, Kansas

Field expands, Texas rises to crown

Series highlights

Texas coach Bibb Falk won his first of two back-to-back titles.

The CWS field, moved to Wichita, Kan., in part due to financial difficulties, was expanded from two to four teams, a result of a more regional approach to the qualifying process.

In the final game, Longhorn Tom Hamilton had four RBIs and one home run, and teammate Jim Shamblin went 5 for 6 with a triple, a double, three RBIs and one run as Texas beat Wake Forest 10-3.

The College World Series: A Baseball History

Series notes

Note: All-Tournament team selections were not handed out prior to the 1958 College World Series.

Games played in 1949 CWS

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