University of Illinois Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive chart of every University of Illinois alumni who played baseball at the University of Illinois AND made it to the Major League level.

"There are some things I just haven't done repeatedly, like bare-handing the bunt and making the throw on the run. I can do it, but I'd rather go out and take 100 ground balls in practice first." - Scott Spiezio in Komo News Services (December 17, 2003)
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Major League Baseball Player Alumni

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

1899 - 1902

06-19-1902

1901 - 1903

04-20-1903

1900 - 1902

04-21-1903

1900 - 1903

07-02-1903

1904 - 1904

04-15-1905

1904 - 1905

06-17-1905

1902 - 1903

04-17-1906

1905 - 1906

04-12-1909

1906 - 1908

06-22-1911

1906 - 1906

07-11-1911

1912 - 1912

08-25-1913

1905 - 1907

05-19-1914

1911 - 1914

10-06-1914

1914 - 1916

1914 - 1916

1908 - 1914

1911 - 1912

1914 - 1916

1920 - 1922

1920 - 1920 & 1922 - 1922

1921 - 1923

1923 - 1923

1918 - 1919

1921 - 1922

1921 - 1921

1922 - 1924

1924 - 1925

1932 - 1934

1931 - 1933

1937 - 1937

1935 - 1937

1939 - 1939

1937 - 1937

1941 - 1943

1938 - 1942

1939 - 1940 & 1942 - 1942

1944 - 1944

1944 - 1945

1945 - 1948

1946 - 1946

1943 - 1943

1941 - 1946

1943 - 1949

1943 - 1943 & 1947 - 1947

1945 - 1949

1947 - 1948

1948 - 1950

1955 - 1956

1960 - 1960

1957 - 1957

1957 - 1957

1960 - 1960

1962 - 1962

1957 - 1959

1960 - 1961

1959 - 1959

1965 - 1965

1961 - 1962

1981 - 1983

1983 - 1985

1985 - 1987

1983 - 1985

1987 - 1990

1986 - 1988

1989 - 1991

1991 - 1993

1989 - 1992

1999 - 2000

1998 - 1999

1999 - 2000
2006 - 2008

2006 - 2007

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

University of Illinois M.L.B. Player Alumni



The University of Illinois baseball program started in 1879 and Carl Lundgren was their first player to make it to the Major League level.

The University of Illinois baseball team played from 1879 through 1881, stopped, then resumed play in 1883 and have not stopped since — talk about tradition.

Did you know that there are seventy-two former Illinois players who made it to the show? Send updates to Baseball Almanac .

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