1951 College World Series

June 13, 1951 - June 17, 1951  •  Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska  •   Attendance: 27,789

Underdogs take over

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Series highlights

The 1951 College World Series revealed that California and Texas were not the only states where championship talent resides.

After California, Texas and Southern California had won the first three championships, many assumed that the Trojans and Texas A&M would meet in the title game. But both teams were sent home before either could have a chance to compete for the championship.

Springfield and Utah surprised many in Omaha with their performances. Springfield upset Texas A&M in their opening game 5-1 and Utah defeated Tennessee 7-1. Utah later eliminated Texas A&M 15-8.

Oklahoma won their first national championship after cruising through the series with a 4-0 record, including a 3-2 victory over the Volunteers in the championship game.

Most Outstanding Player

Sidney Hatfield, Tennessee

Hatfield pitched a shutout against Springfield (Mass.), and pitched seven innings in the finale against Oklahoma before the Vols fell 3-2.

Series notes

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

Games played in 1951 CWS

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