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Diablo All-American Baseballer : "The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All-American baseball team has been released and Cal State second baseman Al Coutts was a member of the first team. Coutts was the only member of a California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) team to be mentioned on the squad, even though his CSCLA team finished fifth as defending conference champions. In fact, the Diablos dominated the all-conference team with four men being chosen on the first team. After being a member of the NCAA All-District Eight nine for the second consecutive season, Coutts made the first team as an All-American as a result of his performances in two seasons as Cal State second sacker. He also was a unanimous choice on his conference's all-star team both seasons he competed in the league. The 22-year old senior led his team in batting with a .343 average and was one of the nation's leaders in the runs-batted-in department at 44, also a team-leading figure. On a team, that for part of the season was considered one of the top 10 college squads in the nation and finished the season with a 29-19-1 mark, Coutts also tied for the team lead in hits at 58 -- 14 of them were doubles (one short of the team lead and also one of the nation's leading marks) and three were home runes -- was one of the team leaders in runs scored with 32 and had a seasonal on-base percentage of .563 (the team leader), as he reached base in all 49 CSCLA games. One weekend pointed out Coutts' stick work, as he hit for the circuit at Cal Poly (San Louis Obisbo) getting seven RBIs in one game."
Following his year in Fairbanks, Al returned to school, (L. A. State College) for his senior year. He was selected first team All American (Div. 1), and signed with the then L.A. Angels. He played a few years in their farm system and finally returned home to southern California and joined the Orange County Sheriff's Department, where he spent the next 32 years. Al is now retired and lives in Dana Point, Ca. with his wife of 43 years Trudy.
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