This is the latest in our series of all time starting nines for some of college baseball’s most successful programs. Players’ professional careers were not considered, just their college careers — along with consideration given to their positional fits as well as a batting order that could provide a combination of a high batting average, speed and power.

ALL-TIME STARTING NINES: Cal State Fullerton | Oklahoma State | Stanford | Texas

1. Phil Stephenson (1979-82) – First base

It’s almost an overwhelming process to sort through Stephenson’s career statistics and accolades in order to properly and somewhat succinctly sum up his college career. His name appears in the NCAA Division I record book 25 times, he was named to Collegiate Baseball’s Player of the Century team at first base, and he led the country in five different statistical categories as an upperclassman.

Stephenson has more career hits (418), runs (420), total bases (730), steals (206), and walks (300) than every other player who has every played DI college baseball. Just think about that.

The three-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection and two-time First Team All-American hit .443, .411 and .447 in his first three seasons in college, which rank fifth, 17th and fourth in program history, respectively. His 47-game hitting streak as a junior is tied for the third-longest streak in DI history. Stephenson was such a terror on the basepaths that Miami designed and practiced a hidden ball trick in order to get him out in the 1982 College World Series, during a season in which he stole 86 bases in his first 90 attempts.