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NAIA World Series was played in Alpine, Texas in 1957.
The NAIA has
held a World Series in baseball every year since 1957.
2008, will be Lewiston’s 17th year hosting the World
600,000 people have attended the Series in the 16 years the
event has been held at Lewiston, an average of 2,000 per game.
attendance for one game in Lewiston came in 2006 when 5,480
people attended the championship game.
teams have participated in the World Series—28 of those teams
have never won a game. Hawaii-Hilo has the most appearance
without winning a game, as it is 0-6 in its three appearances.
teams have claimed championships, while only five teams have
multiple championships: Lewis-Clark
State 15, Grand Canyon (AZ) 4, Lewis (ILL) 3, David Lipscomb
(TN) 2, and Linfield (OR) 2.
Three teams are tied for the most
appearance without winning a championship. Dallas Baptist (TX),
Southeastern Oklahoma and Point Park (NY) have all made 10
appearances and failed to come away with the title.
Lewis-Clark State won the
championship six consecutive years from 1987-1992, bettering the
three consecutive mark of Grand Canyon.
became the host of the World Series in 1984 and hosted the event
until 1991. The World Series then was hosted by four different
cities in eight years, until it returned to Lewiston in 2000.
51-year history of the NAIA World Series, Lewis-Clark State has
played at the most sites, seven. They have participated in St.
Joseph, Mo; Nashville, TN; Lubbock, TX; Des Moines, IA; Sioux
City, IA; Jupiter, FL; and Lewiston.
no-hitters have been thrown in the World Series.
(Lewis-Clark State College, 2005) is the only player to hit for
the cycle in the World Series.
(Carson-Newman, 1965) holds the record for most strikeouts in a
World Series Game, 22.
St. Thomas from Florida traveled the furthest to get to
Lewiston. A total of 13,095 miles, while the other nine teams
traveled a total of 18,600 miles en-route to Idaho. Besides
Lewis-Clark State, Azusa Pacific had the shortest trip—a mere