1947 NCAA Baseball Tournament was the first NCAA-sanctioned baseball tournament that determined a national champion. The tournament was held as the conclusion of the 1947 NCAA baseball season, beginning on June 20.  The  1947 College World Series was played at Hyames Field on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan from June 27 to June 28. The first tournament's champion was California, coached by Clint Evans.
Tournament [ edit ]
The tournament was divided into two regional brackets, the
Eastern Playoff and the Western Playoff. Each region played a single elimination bracket, with the champion advancing to the College World Series.
The tournament field was determined by regional committees, some of whom held playoffs, while others selected specific conference champions, and still others simply selected their representatives. The eight teams were divided among the East and West brackets.
Eastern Playoff [ edit ]
At Yale Field, New Haven, Connecticut  
Western Playoff [ edit ]
At Denver, Colorado 
College World Series [ edit ]
Participants [ edit ]
Results [ edit ]
The first College World Series was a best of three series.
Bracket [ edit ]
College World Series Finals
Game results [ edit ]
Notable players [ edit ]
Tournament notes [ edit ]
President of the United States George H. W. Bush was Yale's captain and appeared in the 1947 and 1948 College World Series. (Bush was actually waiting on-deck when Cal recorded the final out in the second game of the 1947 series.)
References [ edit ]
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"1947 College World Series". Omaha.com . Retrieved . August 31, 2019
Woody Anderson (May 31, 1996). "At The Inaugural Series, A President In The Lineup". Hartford Courant . Retrieved . July 11, 2012
. Clemson University. p. 137 2011 Clemson Baseball Media Guide . Retrieved . July 11, 2012
2012 Record Book (PDF). Illinois University. p. 79 . Retrieved . July 11, 2012
. University of California. p. 17 2011 Golden Bears Record Book . Retrieved . July 11, 2012
2011 Fact Book (PDF). University of Texas. p. 76 . Retrieved . July 11, 2012