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Stanford at the College World Series

Dec 2, 2020

Stanford at the College World Series
1953 • 1967 • 1982 • 1983 • 1985 • 1987 • 1988 • 1990 • 1995 • 1997 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2008

Head Coach: Everett Dean
Leaders: Shepard (.379), Murphy (11 wins)
Future MLB players (2): Jack Shepard, Chuck Essegian

• Stanford made its first postseason appearance which culminated with the program's first trip to Omaha.
• The Cardinal captured the California Intercollegiate Baseball Association title.
• Stanford had one of the top batters in the nation in All-American catcher Jack Shepard (.379) and the top pitcher in Bob Murphy (11 victories). Murphy went on to broadcast Stanford football and men's basketball games for 43 years before retiring in December of 2007.

Head Coach: Dutch Fehring
Leaders: Schoemaker (.312, 9 2B), Rohlfing (.311, 10 2B), Shotts (.269, 31 RBI, 7 HR),
Klinger (13-3, 1.31 ERA), Poteete (13-6, 73.0 IP, 1.48 ERA, 64 K)
Future MLB players (7): Sandy Vance, Harvey Shank, Peter Hamm, Frank Duffy,
Don Rose, Bob Gallagher, Bob Boone

• Dutch Fehring's club posted a 36-6-1 record, which still stands as the school's best single-season winning percentage (.849) in the modern era.
• The 1967 team claimed the best 20-game start in school history at 18-1-1 until the 1998 team matched the feat.
• Stanford tied for third at the College World Series as first baseman Mark Marquess (.404) and pitchers Sandy Vance (11-0), Don Rose (5-2) and Daro Quiring (5-2) led the way. Vance later became a bonus baby with the Los Angeles Dodgers, while Rose pitched for the California Angels. Frank Duffy, Marquess and Michael Schomaker earned All-America honors.

Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Leaders: Dotterer (.369, 68 R, 40 RBI, 17 2B, 7 HR), Aldrete (.354, 66 R, 17 2B, 55 RBI),
Buechele (.354, 51 R, 16 2B, 34 RBI), Mignano (14-6, 3.81 ERA, 153.2 IP, 68 K), Harris (7-0, 55.1 IP)
Future MLB players (3): Steve Buechele, Mike Aldrete, Jeff Ballard

• The 1982 squad became the school's first to reach the College World Series since 1967, taking fifth in the Omaha classic.
• Stanford came within one victory of being the first Cardinal club to ever win 50 games with a 49-18-1 overall record and placed second in the Pac-10 Southern Division.
• Mike Dotterer earned All-America honors for the second straight season.

Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Leaders: Aldrete (.381, 60 R, 61 RBI, 14 2B, 13 HR, 16 SB), Hardgrave (.360, 61 R, 81 RBI, 24 HR, 52 BB),
Sakowski (.339, 48 R, 42 RBI, 16 2B), Davis (21 SB), Myers (10-5, 3.10 ERA, 122.0 IP),
Cottrell (9-2, 3.97 ERA, 106.7 IP), Ballard (2.88 ERA, 6 SV)
Future MLB players (4): Mike Aldrete, Jeff Ballard, Pete Stanicek, Mark Davis

• Stanford sported a 41-17-1 record, won the Pac-10 Southern Division and advanced to Omaha before finishing tied for fifth at the College World Series.
• Mike Aldrete and Eric Hardgrave earned All-America recognition.

Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Leaders: Lundblade (.408, 80 R, 25 HR, 56 BB, 92 RBI, 19 SB), Davis (.347, 75 R, 66 RBI, 14 2B, 13 HR),
Stanicek (.341, 72 R, 28 SB), Ballard (14-4, 3.78 ERA, 150 IP, 121 K),
McDowell (11-4, 4.15 ERA, 128 IP, 88 K), Dietz (2.47 ERA, 8 SV)
Future MLB players (7): Jeff Ballard, Pete Stanicek, Jack McDowell, Al Osuna, Ruben Amaro, Jr., Mark Davis, John Ramos

• Stanford won the Pac-10 Southern Division title and entered the College World Series ranked No. 1 in the nation.
• The Cardinal posted an overall record of 47-15 (23-7 Pac-10 Southern Division) and finished tied for fifth in Omaha.
• Eight of Stanford's nine starting position players and its top two pitchers were selected in the 1985 MLB First-Year Player Draft, including pitcher Jeff Ballard and Pac-10 Southern Division Triple Crown winner Rick Lundblade.
• Ballard, Lundblade and Pete Stanicek each were named All-American.

Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Future MLB players (8): Jack McDowell, Al Osuna, Steve Chitren, Ed Sprague, Ruben Amaro Jr., Ron Witmeyer, Paul Carey, Brian Keyser

• Stanford set a then-school record 53 wins to claim its first national title, beating Oklahoma State 9-5 in the championships game
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Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Future MLB players (8): Steve Chitren, Ed Sprague, Mike Mussina, Ron Witmeyer, Paul Carey, Briant Johnson, Brian Keyser, Stan Spencer

• Stanford won its second straight national title by beating Pac-10 rival Arizona State, 9-4, in a game nationally-televised by CBS
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Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Leaders: Hammonds (.355, 83 R, 44 RBI, 15 2B, 48 SB), Paulsen (.340, 53 R, 58 RBI, 29 2B),
McCarty (.336, 74 R, 69 RBI, 21 2B), Spencer (14-1, 2.73 ERA, 141.2 IP, 145 K),
Mussina (14-5, 3.50 ERA, 149.0 IP, 111 K)
Future MLB players (6): Mike Mussina, David McCarty, Paul Carey,
Jeffrey Hammonds, Brian Sackinsky, Stan Spencer

• The 1990 team made its mark by breaking the school record with 59 wins and sweeping through the NCAA West I Regional.
• Ranked No. 1 in the nation for much of the season, Stanford ended up tying for third at the College World Series, falling to eventual national champion Georgia in a bracket final.
• All-American Paul Carey, who led Stanford to its 59-12 overall record and Pac-10 Southern Division title (24-6), ended his collegiate playing days with five career school records - home runs (56), hits (331), RBI (220), at-bats (983) and games played (268). The home run and games played records still stand while John Gall (1997-2000) broke the hits (368) and RBI (263) marks, and Sam Fuld (2001-04) has the at-bats mark (1,071).
• All-American Stan Spencer had one of the finest seasons ever by a Stanford pitcher, picking up 14 wins against just one loss.
• The 1990 squad was highlighted by All-Americans Tim Griffin and Jeffrey Hammonds, who went on to be named National Freshman of the Year.
• Hammonds put together a school record 37-game hitting streak during the campaign.

Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Leaders: Hinch (.366, 61 R, 21 2B, 58 RBI), Carver (.341, 49 R, 77 RBI, 14 HR), Carter (.325, 52 R, 39 RBI),
Kilburg (35 SB), Peterson (14-1, 2.96 ERA, 142. IP, 112 K), Robbins (6-4, 3.66 ERA, 110.2 IP, 78 K)
Future MLB players (5): A.J. Hinch, Kyle Peterson, Dusty Allen, Jason Middlebrook, Brian Dallimore

• Stanford advanced to Omaha for the first time since 1990 and started a school-record string of 10-consecutive seasons (1995-2004) with 40 or more wins by posting a 40-25 record.
• Kyle Peterson was named the National Freshman of the Year and was joined by Steve Carver and A.J. Hinch as All-Americans.

Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Leaders: Muth (.388, 58 R, 12 2B, 46 RBI), Gall (.376, 49 R, 18 2B, 59 RBI), Hochgesang (.365, 17 HR),
Shaeffer (.349, 20 HR), Peterson (11-3, 4.19 ERA, 144.0 IP, 156 K), Hoard (9-4, 83.0 IP)
Future MLB players (7): Kyle Peterson, Tony Cogan, Chad Hutchinson,
Jeff Austin, Jody Gerut, Brian Dallimore, John Gall

• Stanford finished tied for third at the College World Series and was 45-20 overall.
• The Cardinal won its first of four straight Pac-10 titles with a 21-9 Southern Division record.
• Kyle Peterson earned All-America honors for the third straight season and became Stanford's all-time strikeout king with 363 in just three seasons on The Farm (1995-97). Justin Wayne (1998-2000) later tied the record and Mark Appel (2010-13) broke the record.
• Jon Schaeffer was also named an All-American.

Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Leaders: Borchard (.372, 64 R, 11 HR, 56 RBIs), Gall (.337, 66 R, 12 HR, 70 RBI),
Young (12-3, 3.43 ERA, 154.2 IP, 178 K), Wayne (10-1, 4.94 ERA, 118.1 IP, 135 K), Cogan (3.69 ERA, 7-4, 8 SV)
Future MLB players (7): Tony Cogan, Joe Borchard, Justin Wayne, Jason Young,
Eric Bruntlett, Mike Gosling, John Gall

• The Cardinal finished tied for third at the College World Series and had an incredible run of 23 wins in 24 games late in the season.
• Stanford was embroiled in one of the most memorable games in College World Series history when Florida State outlasted the Cardinal in the bracket final, 14-11, in 13 innings to reach the championship game.
• Joe Borchard, Josh Hochgesang and Jason Young earned All-America recognition.

Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Leaders: O' Riordan (.366, 50 R), Thompson (.344, 72 R, 12 HR, 52 RBI),
Bruntlett (.342, 73 R, 44 RBI), Gall (.342, 11 HR, 71 RBI), Wayne (15-4, 3.21 ERA, 143.0 IP, 153 K),
Young (9-1, 3.73 ERA, 115.2 IP, 120 K)
Future MLB players (6): Joe Borchard, Justin Wayne, Jason Young, Eric Bruntlett,
Mike Gosling, John Gall

• Stanford finished as the College World Series runner-up and posted a 50-16 overall record, giving the Cardinal back-to-back 50-win seasons for the first time in school history.
• Stanford was on the verge of its third title with a 5-2 lead over LSU heading into the bottom of the eighth inning of the College World Series finale. However, the Tigers scored three times in the eighth inning to tie the contest and added an additional run in the ninth to beat the Cardinal in heartbreaking fashion, 6-5.
• The Cardinal won three elimination games in NCAA Regional and Super Regional play just to reach the College World Series with a squad featuring eight players that would sign professional baseball contracts following the season.
• Stanford lost two games in a row only twice all season and never had a three-game losing skid.
• Justin Wayne and Joe Borchard both earned spots on All-America teams, while John Gall moved past Paul Carey into the top spot on the school's all-time lists for hits (368) and RBI (263).

Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Leaders: Garko (.368, 42 R, 16 2B, 43 RBI), O'Riordan (.359, 62 R, 12 HR, 68 RBI),
Fuld (.357, 56 R), Quentin (.345, 11 HR, 52 RBI), Wilcox (5-0, 2.06 ERA, 6 SV),
Guthrie (13-4, 2.82 ERA, 134.0 IP, 128 K), Bruksch (9-3, 3.18 ERA, 124.1 IP, 107 K)
Future MLB players (5): Jeremy Guthrie, Mike Gosling, Ryan Garko,
Carlos Quentin, Sam Fuld

• A young Cardinal team surpassed nearly all expectations by reaching the College World Series title game.
• The club tied a school record with nine postseason wins (9-3), though the victory total was eclipsed in 2003.
• Four of the team's six postseason victories in NCAA Regional and Super Regional action came in elimination games with three of those wins decided by one run.
• Stanford finished with a 51-17 overall mark, giving the Cardinal its third straight 50-win season. The 50 wins tied for third-most in school history.
• Stanford finished with a 17-7 record in Pac-10 action, one game behind fellow College World Series participant USC in the regular season conference standings.
• The Cardinal was 16-6 against nationally ranked teams.
• Sam Fuld, Jeremy Guthrie and Chris O'Riordan earned All-America honors.

Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Leaders: Fuld (.375, 67 R, 47 RBI), Dragicevich (.350, 44 R), Cooper (.350, 45 R, 13 HR, 57 RBI),
Rich (2-2, 2.45 ERA, 6 SV), Guthrie (13-2, 2.51 ERA, 157.2 IP, 136 K),
Cunningham (10-3), Hudgins (10-1)
Future MLB players (6): Jeremy Guthrie, Ryan Garko, Carlos Quentin,
Danny Putnam, Donny Lucy, Sam Fuld

• Stanford finished tied for third at the College World Series and posted a 47-18 overall record.
• The Cardinal swept its first six postseason contests before a pair of College World Series losses to eventual national champion Texas ended its season.
• Stanford entered the 2002 campaign as the nation's consensus No. 1 team and stayed on top of the Baseball America poll until April 1.
• After a short skid in late April, the Cardinal won 11 of its final 13 Pac-10 games to finish second in the conference with a 16-8 league record.
• Jeremy Guthrie and Sam Fuld both earned All-America honors for the second consecutive season.
• Guthrie became a first-round draft pick signed with the Cleveland Indians' organization three months later.

Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Leaders: Garko (.402, 64 R, 104 H, 24 2B, 18 HR, 92 RBI), Quentin (.396, 72 R, 105 H, 24 2B, 12 HR, 64 RBI),
Putnam (.348, 52 R, 16 HR, 17 2B), Hudgins (14-3, 2.99 ERA, 165.1 IP, 143 K),
Rananczuk (12-2, 4.01 ERA, 112.1 IP), Manship (9 SV)
Future MLB players (8): Ryan Garko, Carlos Quentin, Danny Putnam, Donny Lucy,
Sam Fuld, Jed Lowrie, Chris Carter, John Mayberry, Jr.

• Stanford made a run at its third College World Series title before settling for its third runner-up showing in four campaigns, finishing the season with a 51-18 overall mark.
• The Cardinal qualified for the inaugural College World Series Championship Series by winning three straight bracket elimination contests and extended eventual national champion Rice to the final game of the best-of-three set.
• Stanford set College World Series and school records by playing eight times in Omaha (the record was tied by Oregon State in 2006), while setting school records with 10 postseason victories and 13 games played.
• The Cardinal also won its first outright Pac-10 title since 1999.
• Stanford's 51 victories ranked tied for third on the school's all-time list and equaled its most since the Cardinal won a school-record 59 games in 1990.
• Ryan Garko was named a first team All-America and earned the Johnny Bench Award given to the nation's top catcher.
• Garko became just the sixth player in Stanford history to hit .400 or better in a season, finishing with a .402 batting average to go along with 18 home runs and a school single-season record-tying 92 RBI. Garko struck out only 17 times.
• John Hudgins (14-3, 2.99 ERA, 165.1 IP, 143 K) turned in one of the finest seasons ever by a Cardinal pitcher and broke the school's single-season innings pitched record.
• Carlos Quentin was a Golden Spikes Award finalist and finished the campaign with a .396 batting average, 12 home runs, 64 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
• Hudgins and Quentin both earned All-America recognition.

Head Coach: Mark Marquess
Leaders: Castro (.376, 68 R, 14 HR, 73 RBI), Phelps (.351, 76 R, 13 HR, 58 RBI),
Ratliff (.294, 22 HR, 71 RBI), Davis (8-3, 4.70 ERA, 103.1 IP, 103 K),
Inman (7-2, 4.27 ERA), Storen (5-3, 3.51 ERA, 8 SV)
Future MLB players (3): Drew Storen, Jason Castro, Cord Phelps

• Picked by many to finish near the bottom of the Pac-10 and well away from postseason play, Stanford defied expectations and overcame long odds en route to its 16th College World Series appearance.
• After losing its NCAA Regional opener, the Cardinal tied a school record with seven straight postseason victories.
• Stanford staved off elimination four times in NCAA Regional action and overcame a 6-2, fifth-inning deficit to defeat Pepperdine in the NCAA Regional title game. The Cardinal then swept host Cal State Fullerton in the NCAA Super Regional.
• Playing with heavy hearts following the sudden passing of longtime administrative associate Kathy Wolff on June 11, the Cardinal opened the College World Series with a resounding 16-5 victory over Florida State and eventually tied for third.
• Stanford, which received a bevy of career years both offensively and on the mound, finished 41-24-2 overall and was second in the Pac-10 with a 14-10 conference mark.
• Jason Castro (.376, 14 HR, 73 RBI) earned third team All-America honors and was the 10th overall pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros.
• Drew Storen was a freshman All-American after earning eight saves.
• Seven Cardinal players signed professional contracts following the season - Jeremy Bleich, Castro, Erik Davis, Randy Molina, Cord Phelps, Sean Ratliff and Austin Yount.