By Mark Soltau
In 1953, the Stanford baseball team earned the school’s first-ever trip to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Recently, 17 members from that team returned to Klein Field at Sunken Diamond to celebrate their 60-year reunion and were honored before the Cardinal game against Arizona.
“It was a landmark deal for Stanford baseball,” said Bob Murphy, ’53, a former All-America pitcher and long-time radio voice of Cardinal football and basketball games.
Stanford was eliminated by eventual national champion Michigan, but not before paving the way to Omaha for future Cardinal teams. All told, Stanford has made 16 appearances at the College World Series, winning back-to-back national titles in 1988 and 1989. The Cardinal have reached the title game 5 times, and ... Continue Reading