1963 NAIA World Series

1963 NAIA
Baseball Tournament
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1963 NAIA World Series
Teams8
FormatDouble elimination
Finals site
  • Phil Welch Stadium
  • Missouri St. Joseph, Missouri
ChampionsSam Houston State (1st title)
Winning coachRay Benge
MVPJimmy Dodd (SS) (Sam Houston State)
  • ← 1962
  • NAIA Baseball Tournament
  • 1964 →

The 1963 NAIA World Series was the seventh annual tournament hosted by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics to determine the national champion of baseball among its member colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.[1]

The tournament was played at Phil Welch Stadium in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Sam Houston State (27-8) defeated Grambling (28-4) in the championship series, 2–1, to win the Bearkats' first NAIA World Series.

Sam Houston State shortstop Jimmy Dodd was named tournament MVP.

Bracket

First RoundSecond RoundSemifinalsNational Championship
California Western0
Lewis (IL)1
Lewis1
Grambling6
East Carolina4
Grambling5
Grambling3
Sam Houston State6
California State1
Sam Houston State21
Sam Houston State5
Mayville State0
Mayville State13
Winona State11Sam Houston State2
Grambling1
Consolation
First Round
Consolation
Second Round
Consolation
Third Round
Consolation
Fourth Round
Mayville State1
California Western0East Carolina3Grambling7
East Carolina5East Carolina10East Carolina2
Winona State2
Lewis3
California State1Winona State12
Winona State4

See also

Reference

  1. ^ "Championship History" (PDF). NAIA.org. National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
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