Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: SLU to Honor 1965 College World Series Baseball Team

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: SLU to Honor 1965 College World Series Baseball Team

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St. Louis U. will honor College World Series team

St. Louis University will honor its 1965 College World Series baseball team during a ceremony before Saturday's game against Virginia Commonwealth. Game time is 2 p.m.

The Billikens won the Missouri Valley Conference in '65 and went 25-9-1. They defeated Missouri in a doubleheader in the NCAA District 5 tournament to earn the berth in the CWS.

SLU went 2-2 at the CWS and was eliminated by eventual national champion Arizona State. (Stu Durando)

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