Members of Duke's 1961 Baseball Team Reflect on Last NCAA Tournament Run
1961 - NCAA Mideast Baseball Regional at DePauw University
Roger Maris 1961 - 61st Home Run as Called by Red Barber, WPIX-TV, 10/1/1961
Tribute to the 1961-62 Valparaiso University Men's Basketball Team
Philadelphia Eagles vs College All Stars 1961 Newsreel PublicDomainFootage.com
The 1961 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1961 NCAA University Division baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its fifteenth year. Eight regional districts sent representatives to the College World Series with preliminary rounds within each district serving to determine each representative. These events would later become known as regionals. Each district had its own format for selecting teams, resulting in 25 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The College World Series was held in Omaha, NE from June 9 to June 14. The fifteenth tournament's champion was Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was Littleton Fowler of runner-up Oklahoma State.
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