June 13, 1973,

The 1973 College World Series came down to perennial powers Arizona State and Southern California in the final game for the NCAA championship of baseball. But it was a tall, gangly pitcher for the Minnesota Golden Gophers who stole the show that year.

Dave Winfield tossed 17⅓​ innings in his two starts while allowing just one earned run and striking out 29. In addition, he batted .467 in the Series. It was a dominating performance in every sense of the word, and Winfield was named Most Valuable Player of the ’73 CWS.

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