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- The first NAIA World Series was played in Alpine, Texas in 1957.
- The NAIA has held a World Series in baseball every
year since 1957. The 2013 Series will be the 57th edition of
- This year, 2013, will be Lewiston’s 22nd
time hosting the World Series.
- 777,904 people have
attended the Series in the 21 years the event has been held
at Lewiston, an average of 1,984 per game.
- In 2009,
despite host Lewis-Clark State being eliminated early in the
Series, the title game between Lubbock Christian and Point
Loma drew a crowd of 4,005.
- The highest attendance
for one game in Lewiston came in 2008 when 5,530 people
attended the championship game. The previous record was
5,480 set in 2006.
- 392 World Series games have
been held at Lewiston.
- 177 different teams have
participated in the World Series—36 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
- 32 Different teams have claimed
championships, while only six teams have multiple
championships: Lewis-Clark State 16, Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 4,
Lewis (Ill.) 3, Lubbock Christian (Texas) 2, David Lipscomb
(Tenn.) 2, Linfield (Ore.) 2, Cumberland (Tenn.) 2.
Point Park (Pa.) and Embry-Riddle (Fla.) have made the most
appearances, 11, without without winning a championship.
Dallas Baptist (Texas) and Southeastern Oklahoma have made
10 appearances without winning a title.
State won the championship six consecutive years from
1987-1992, bettering the three consecutive mark of Grand
Canyon in 1980-1982.
- Lewiston 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.
the 55-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, Tenn.;
Des Moines, Iowa;
Sioux City, Iowa;
Jupiter, Fla; and Lewiston.
- Three no-hitters
have been thrown in the World Series including one in 1961,
1978, and 1992.
- Joey Dyche (Lewis-Clark State
College, 2005) is the only player to hit for the cycle in
the World Series.
- Clyde Wright (Carson-Newman,
1965) holds the record for most strikeouts in a World Series