STILLWATER, Okla. — Tom Borland,the 1955 College World Series MVP who briefly pitched for the Boston Red Sox, died during the weekend, Oklahoma State said.
Mr. Borland, 80, was a southpaw at the college, then known as Oklahoma A&M, during its title appearances in 1954 and 1955. He went 19-2 at the school. He pitched 27 games with the Sox in 1960 and 1961, going 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA. On the day of his big league debut, he pitched in both games of a doubleheader.