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1988 College Baseball All-America Team

1988 All-Americans included National College Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Robin Ventura (left) and two-time MLB All-Star Andy Benes (right).

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.[1]

The NCAA recognizes two different All-America selectors for the 1988 college baseball season: the American Baseball Coaches Association (since 1947) and Baseball America (since 1981).[2]

Key

ABCA American Baseball Coaches Association[2]
BA Baseball America[2]
Awarded the Golden Spikes Award, Dick Howser Trophy or Rotary Smith Award as national Player of the Year[2]
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been named an All-American at that point[2]
Inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame[3]

All-Americans

Position Name School ABCA BA Notes
Pitcher Andy Benes Evansville BA Pitcher of the Year[2] 2x MLB All-Star (1993, 1996),[4] First overall pick in 1988 Major League Baseball Draft,[4] Gold Medal at 1988 Summer Olympics[5]
Pitcher Gregg Olson (2) Auburn
Pitcher John Salles Fresno State
Pitcher Ben McDonald LSU
44 consecutive scoreless innings pitched (3rd in Division 1),[6] 202 strikeouts in a single season (T-14th in Division I),[6] 1st overall pick in MLB Draft,[7] Gold Medal at 1988 Summer Olympics[5]
Pitcher Kirk Dressendorfer Texas
Catcher Bert Hefferman Clemson
Catcher Jim Campanis, Jr. Clemson
First baseman Lance Shebelut Fresno State 32 home runs in a single season (1988) (T-13th in Division I)[6]
Second baseman Mark Standiford Wichita State
313 career runs (4th in Division I),[6] 94 career doubles (2nd in Division I),[6] 652 career total bases (6th in Division I),[6] 301 career RBI (8th in Division I), 258 career BB (3rd in Division I)[6]
Second baseman Kevin Higgins Arizona State
Third baseman Robin Ventura (2) Oklahoma State NCAA record 58-game hit streak,[8] 302 career RBI (7th in Division I),[6] 107 runs in a single season (1986) (T-9th in Division I),.[6] 792 career slugging percentage (T-14th in Division I),.[6] 428 career batting average (T-17th in Division I),[6] 2x MLB All-Star,[9] 6x Gold Glove Award winner,[9] Gold Medal at 1988 Summer Olympics[5]
Shortstop Dave Silvestri (2) Missouri
Gold Medal at 1988 Summer Olympics[5]
Shortstop Monty Fariss Oklahoma State
92 BB in a single season (1987) (6th in Division I),[6]
Outfielder Mike Fiore Miami Gold Medal at 1988 Summer Olympics[5]
Outfielder Tom Goodwin Fresno State 164 career SB (9th in Division I),[6] Gold Medal at 1988 Summer Olympics[5]
Outfielder Billy Masse Wake Forest
Gold Medal at 1988 Summer Olympics[5]
Designated hitter Mike Willes (2) BYU
Utility player John Olerud Washington State Made BA team as DH and P;[2] BA POY,.[2] 434 career batting average (12th in Division I),.[6] 824 career slugging percentage (9th in Division I), 2x MLB All-Star,[10] 3x Gold Glove Award winner[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "NCAA Baseball Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". College Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Andy Benes". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "1988 United States Olympic Team Roster". USA Baseball. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Division I Record Book" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ben McDonald". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  8. ^ AP (June 2, 2010). "Ventura, Wittels talk about streak". ESPN. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Robin Ventura". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "John Olerud". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 10 April 2012.