1953 College World Series

June 11, 1953 - June 16, 1953  •  Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska  •   Attendance: 31,990

Michigan tops Texas for title

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Series highlights

Michigan may have been lucky to draw a bye to the title game, but it was all talent that gave the Wolverines a 7-5 victory over Texas in the championship game.

With three one-loss teams remaining in the tournament, a drawing determined who received an automatic bye to the championship game. Michigan was the lucky school while Texas and Lafayette played each other for the other spot in the title game. The Longhorns defeated Lafayette 13-3.

Michigan took two of three from Texas during the series, including the decisive championship game.

Most Outstanding Player

J.L. Smith, Texas

The stellar reliever allowed one earned run in a little over four innings in a title-game loss to Michigan.

Series notes

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

Games played in 1953 CWS

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