1980 Arizona Wildcats baseball team

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1980 Arizona Wildcats baseball
Arizona Wildcats logo.svg
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1980 record45-21-1 (17–13 Pac-10)
Head coachJerry Kindall (8th year)
Home stadiumWildcat Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Pacific-10 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern
Washington State  x‍‍‍ 11 3   .786     36 10   .783
Oregon State  ‍‍‍ 8 9   .471     33 16   .673
Washington  ‍‍‍ 6 9   .400     33 20   .623
Oregon  ‍‍‍ 6 10   .375     19 21   .475
Southern
#1 Arizona  x‍‍‍y 17 13   .567     45 21   .682
#3 California  x‍‍‍y 17 13   .567     44 23   .657
Arizona State  ‍‍‍ 15 15   .500     38 25   .603
UCLA  ‍‍‍ 15 15   .500     31 22   .585
Stanford  ‍‍‍ 13 17   .433     29 24   .547
Southern California  ‍‍‍ 13 17   .433     27 24   .529
x – Division champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1980[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1980 Arizona Wildcats baseball team represented the University of Arizona in the 1980 NCAA Division I baseball season. The team was coached by Jerry Kindall in his 8th season at Arizona.

The Wildcats won the College World Series, defeating the Hawaii Rainbows in the championship game.

Roster[edit]

1980 Arizona Wildcats roster
 

Pitchers

 

Infielders

 

Outfielders

Catchers

  • Chuck Hoyack
  • Don Hyman
  • David Landrith
  • Steven Miller

Schedule[edit]

1980 Arizona Wildcats Baseball Game Log
Regular Season

Awards and honors[edit]

Craig Barger
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
Wes Clements
  • First Team All-American[3]
  • First Team All-Pac-10 South[3]
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
Terry Francona
Craig Lefferts
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[2]
John Moses
  • First Team All-Pac-10 South[3]
Dwight Taylor
  • First Team All-Pac-10 South[3]

Wildcats in the 1980 MLB Draft[edit]

The following members of the Arizona Wildcats baseball program were drafted in the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft.[4]

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Terry Francona OF 1st 22nd Montreal Expos
Greg Bargar RHP 3rd 73rd Montreal Expos
Wes Clements OF 6th 146th Houston Astros
Craig Lefferts LHP 9th 218th Chicago Cubs
Clark Crist SS 14th 343rd Seattle Mariners
Jeff Morris LHP 15th 380th Houston Astros
John Moses OF 16th 395th Seattle Mariners

Notes[edit]

  • ^a As part of the Sun Lite Classic, Arizona lost 7-14 as a result of a tiebreaker.
  • ^b As part of the Sun Lite Classic, Arizona won 28-16 as a result of a tiebreaker.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1980". Boydsworld.com. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "CWS Record Book" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "2012 Arizona Baseball Media Guide". ArizonaWildcats.com. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  4. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)"". Retrieved 18 October 2012.