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1956 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-America Teams

1956 -ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
NCAA Div. I All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
P Don Lee SR Arizona AZ
P Jerry Thomas JR Minnesota MN
C Elmer Kohorst JR Notre Dame IN
1B Kent Hadley SR Southern California CA
2B Don Prohovich SR Holy Cross MA
SS Jerry Kindall JR Minnesota MN
3B Don Brown SR Nebraska NE
OF Don Napierkowski SR Wyoming WY
OF John Ruso SR Santa Clara CA
OF George Watts SR Lafeyette PA
NCAA Div. I All-America Second Team
Pos. Player
School State
P Carl Thomas   Arizona AZ
P Frank Roland   Alabama AL
C Richard Bertell   Iowa State IA
1B Lee Utt   Bradley IL
2B Bernie Schrieber   Mississippi MS
SS Nich Vanco   Rollins FL
3B Jack Murphy   Boston MA
OF James Sack   Michigan State MI
OF Carmen Santoli   North Carolina State NC
OF Charles Reynolds   San Jose State CA
NCAA Div. I All-America Third Team
Pos. Player
School State
P John Hogg   Colorado State CO
P Galen Cisco   Ohio State OH
C William Rich   Washington State WA
1B Don Kelley   Ohio State OH
2B Harold Pritchard   Southern California CA
SS Al Paschal   Texas Christian TX
3B Vene Caiafa   Fordham NY
OF Neil Stinneford   Colby ME
OF Frank Nardulli   Colgate NY
OF Mel Wright   Oklahoma A&M OK
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About the ABCA
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 15,000 members represent all 50 states and 41 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include nine divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School, Youth and Travel Baseball.
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