1978 College Baseball All-America Team

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1978 All-Americans included 1988 NL MVP Kirk Gibson.

An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and typically referred to as "All-American athletes", or simply "All-Americans". Although the honorees generally do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U.S. team sports to refer to players who are selected by members of the national media. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889.[1]

From 1947 to 1980, the American Baseball Coaches Association was the only All-American selector recognized by the NCAA.[2]

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Awarded the Golden Spikes Award as national Player of the Year[2]
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been named an All-American at that point
Inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame

All-Americans[edit]

Position Name School Notes
Pitcher Greg Norris North Carolina
Pitcher Bill Bordley USC
Catcher Chris Bando Arizona State
First baseman Ron Johnson Fresno State
Second baseman Bob Horner (2) ♦ Arizona State 1977 College World Series Most Outstanding Player,[3] NL All-Star,[4] 1978 NL Rookie of the Year, First overall pick in 1978 Major League Baseball Draft[5]
Third baseman John Marquardt South Carolina
Shortstop Hubie Brooks Arizona State 126 hits in a single season (1978) (T-9th in Division I),[6] 2x MLB All-Star,[7] 2x Silver Slugger Award winner[7]
Shortstop Greg Cypret Missouri
Outfielder Mark Johnston South Alabama
Outfielder Kirk Gibson Michigan State 1988 NL MVP,[8] 1988 Silver Slugger Award,[8] 1984 ALCS MVP[8]
Outfielder Mike Stenhouse Harvard
Designated hitter Tim Lollar Arkansas

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY.
  2. ^ a b "NCAA Baseball Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Most Outstanding Player Award in College World Series". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Bob Horner". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  5. ^ "1st Picks Overall in the MLB Draft". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Division I Record Book" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Hubie Brooks". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  8. ^ a b c "Kirk Gibson". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 18 April 2012.