1978 College Baseball All-America Team
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.
|Awarded the Golden Spikes Award as national Player of the Year|
|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|
|Pitcher||Greg Norris||North Carolina|
|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, NL All-Star, 1978 NL Rookie of the Year, First overall pick in 1978 Major League Baseball Draft|
|Third baseman||John Marquardt||South Carolina|
|Shortstop||Hubie Brooks||Arizona State||126 hits in a single season (1978) (T-9th in Division I), 2x MLB All-Star, 2x Silver Slugger Award winner|
|Outfielder||Mark Johnston||South Alabama|
|Outfielder||Kirk Gibson||Michigan State||1988 NL MVP, 1988 Silver Slugger Award, 1984 ALCS MVP|
|Designated hitter||Tim Lollar||Arkansas|
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