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Wichita State University Shockers 1989 NCAA National Champion

 
 
WSU Shockers 1989 NCAA National Champion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
1. WSU Shockers 1989 NCAA National Champion Marker
Inscription.  
In honor of the 1989 Shocker Baseball Team, remembered for its determination and never-say-die attitude. Its gritty character was never more evident than during post-season tournament competition when it overcame injuries to key players and won six elimination contests with a makeshift lineup to become the first Wichita State University team to win an NCAA championship.

NCAA West II Regional
(Fresno, CA)
WSU 4 • Portland 0
WSU 12 • Pepperdine 1
Michigan 14 • WSU 5
WSU 6 • Fresno St. 4
WSU 3 • Michigan 2
WSU 9 • Michigan 5

College World Series
(Omaha, NE)
WSU 3 • Arkansas 1
Florida St. 4 • WSU 2
WSU 8 • Arkansas 4
WSU 7 • Florida St. 4
WSU 12 • Florida St. 9
WSU 5 • Texas 3

President: Warren Armstrong
Athletic Director: Tom Shupe
Head Coach: Gene Stephenson
Assistant Coaches: Brent Kemnitz • Loren Hibbs • Gregg Miller

Players:
Jim Audley • Jeff Bluma • Jeff Bonacquista • Greg Brummett • Brian Buzard • Pat Cedeno • Todd Dreifort • Rodney Escobar • P. J. Forbes • Charlie Giaudrone • Tyler Green • Guy Goodman
WSU Shockers 1989 NCAA National Champion Trophy on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
2. WSU Shockers 1989 NCAA National Champion Trophy on Marker
• Jay Haffley • Mike Jones • Mike Lansing • Morgan LeClair • Mike McDonald • Pat Meares • Jim Newlin • Darrin Paxton • Steve Smith • Tommy Tilma • Eric Wedge • Mike Wentworth • Jeff Williams • Joey Wilson • Bryant Winslow

Accomplishments: College World Series champion;
West II Regional champion;
Missouri Valley Conference Regular-Season champion;
Hawaii Rainbow Classic champion;
National Coach of the Year: Gene Stephenson
CWS Most Valuable Player - Greg Brummett;
All-CWS Team - Jim Audley (outfield);
Greg Brummett (pitcher);
Todd Dreifort (outfield);
Pat Meares (shortshop);
Jim Newlin (pitcher);
Eric Wedge (catcher).

 
Erected by Wichita State University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 37° 43.281′ N, 97° 17.334′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on Belmont, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in the Hap Bledsoe Plaza outside Eck Stadium, about 300 feet ENE of the intersection of Belmont and Perimeter, on the Wichita State University campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wichita KS 67260, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gene Stephenson's Wichita State University All Americans (here, next to this marker); Harry "Hap" Bledsoe
Hap Bledsoe Plaza at Eck Stadium, Wichita State University image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Hap Bledsoe Plaza at Eck Stadium, Wichita State University
(here, next to this marker); Virginia H. Farah Foundation (here, next to this marker); Ron and Linda Tyler (here, next to this marker); O.L. "Rusty" & Joan Eck (here, next to this marker); Gerald and Shannon Michaud (here, next to this marker); Coleman (here, next to this marker); Pizza Hut Number One (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .  Wichita State University Baseball Official Site. (Submitted on June 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Eck Stadium at Wichita State University image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Eck Stadium at Wichita State University
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 897 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Oct. 26, 2020