1968 USC Trojans Baseball Team
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1968 USC Trojans Baseball Team
1968 USC Trojans baseball
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ConferencePacific-8 Conference
CBNo. 1
1968 record42-12-1 (16-2-1 Pac-8)
Head coachRod Dedeaux (27th year)
Home stadiumBovard Field
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1968 Pacific-8 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
16 2   .889     43 12   .782
13 4   .765     36 12   .750
11 7   .611     29 9   .763
11 9   .550     35 20   .636
8 10   .444       -
7 12   .368     24 24   .500
6 12   .333     23 13   .639
2 18   .100     15 26   .366
+ – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1968[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1968 USC Trojans baseball team represented the University of Southern California in the 1968 NCAA University Division baseball season. The team was coached Rod Dedeaux in his 27th season.

The Trojans won the College World Series, defeating the Southern Illinois Salukis in the championship game.



Awards and honors

Jim Barr
  • All-Pac-8 Second Team[2]
Reid Braden
  • All-Pac-8 First Team[2]
Pat Harrison
  • All-America First Team[2]
  • All-Pac-8 First Team[2]
Bill Lee
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
  • All-Pac-8 Honorable Mention[2]
Chuck Ramshaw
  • All-Pac-8 Second Team[2]
Bill Seinsoth
Steve Sogge
  • All-Pac-8 First Team[2]

Trojans in the 1968 MLB Draft

The following members of the USC baseball program were drafted in the 1968 Major League Baseball Draft.[4]

June regular draft

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Ron Drake C 18th 419th San Diego Padres
Bill Lee LHP 22nd 507th Boston Red Sox
James Kuehner 1B 25th 561st Washington Senators
William Homik C 66th 908th Los Angeles Dodgers

June secondary draft

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Pat Harrison 2B 1st 9th Philadelphia Phillies
Jim Barr RHP 3rd 49th Philadelphia Phillies
Reid Braden 1B 5th 92nd Philadelphia Phillies
William Seinsoth 1B 5th 95th Los Angeles Dodgers

January secondary draft

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Pat Harrison 2B 1st 8th Philadelphia Phillies
Dennis Parks OF 2nd 30th Chicago Cubs
Reid Braden 1B 7th 121st New York Mets


  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1968". Boyd's World. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "2012 USC Trojans Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). USCTrojans.com. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ a b "College World Series Record Book" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)"". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 2012.

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