University of North Carolina Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

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

"Southpaw Mike Bynum possesses one of the better curveballs in the minor leagues, and posted good numbers at both the AA and AAA levels before getting the call to the parent club." - Arizona Fall League Report by Bill Mitchell (September 21, 2002)
University of North Carolina
"Tarheels"

In Chronological Order

#

Name [Click for Career Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

1.

Bob Lawson

1899 - 1899

05-07-1901

2.

Moonlight Graham ( Maryland )

1895 - 1902

06-29-1905

3.

Fred Stem

1904 - 1907

09-15-1908

4.

Vern Duncan

1909 - 1913

09-11-1913

5.

Harry Hedgpeth

1907 - 1913

10-03-1913

6.

Shag Thompson

1912 - 1914

06-08-1914

7.

Marsh Williams ( Presbyterian )

1914 - 1916

07-07-1916

8.

Larry Woodall ( Wake Forest )

1914 - 1915

05-20-1920

9.

Clem Llewellyn

1921 - 1921

06-18-1922

10.

Mule Shirley

1920 - 1923

05-06-1924

11.

Fred Johnston

1919 - 1924

06-29-1924

12.

Herm Holshouser

1924 - 1929

04-15-1930

13.

Buck Stanton

1924 - 1929

09-05-1931

14.

Burgess Whitehead

1929 - 1932

04-30-1933

15.

Nate Andrews

1932 - 1934

05-01-1937

16.

Johnny Peacock

1930 - 1933

09-23-1937

17.

Johnny Humphries

1934 - 1936

05-08-1938

18.

Tommy Irwin

1930 - 1934

10-01-1938

19.

Jim Mallory

1937 - 1940

09-08-1940

20.

Snuffy Stirnweiss

1937 - 1940

04-22-1943

21.

Clyde King

1943 - 1943

06-21-1944

22.

Claude Crocker

1943 - 1944

08-01-1944

23.

Hal Brown

1943 - 1945

04-19-1951

24.

Bill Haywood ( Wilmington College )

1963 - 1964

07-28-1968

25.

Garry Hill

1967 - 1967

06-12-1969

26.

Dave Lemonds

1968 - 1968

06-30-1969

27.

Tom Buskey

1967 - 1969

08-05-1973

28.

Bill Paschall

1973 - 1976

09-20-1978

29.

Dwight Lowry

1977 - 1980

04-03-1984

30.

Scott Bradley

1979 - 1981

09-09-1984

31.

Chris Pittaro

1980 - 1982

04-08-1985

32.

Scott Bankhead

1982 - 1984

05-25-1986

33.

B.J. Surhoff

1983 - 1985

04-08-1987

34.

Walt Weiss

1983 - 1985

07-12-1987

35.

Matt Merullo

1984 - 1986

04-12-1989

36.

Jesse Levis

1987 - 1989

04-24-1992

37.

Paul Shuey

1990 - 1992

05-08-1994

38.

Brad Woodall

1988 - 1991

07-22-1994

39.

Jim Dougherty

1987 - 1990

04-27-1995

40.

Mike Jerzembeck

1993 - 1993

08-08-1998

41.

Brian Roberts ( South Carolina )

1997 - 1998

06-14-2001

42.

Mike Bynum

1997 - 1999

08-17-2002

43.

Kyle Snyder

1999 - 1999

05-01-2003

44.

Ryan Snare

2000 - 2000

08-06-2004

45.

Tyrell Godwin

1998 - 2000

05-27-2005

46.

Adam Greenberg

2000 - 2002

07-09-2005

47.

Chris Iannetta

2002 - 2004

08-27-2006

48.

Andrew Miller

2004 - 2006

08-30-2006

49. Daniel Bard 2004 - 2006 05-13-2009
50. Alex White 2007 - 2009 04-30-2011
51. Dustin Ackley 2007 - 2009 06-17-2011
52. Kyle Seager 2007 - 2009 07-07-2011
53. Andrew Carignan 2005 - 2007 09-02-2011
54. Tim Federowicz 2007 - 2008 09-11-2011
55. Luke Putkonen 2006 - 2007 04-29-2012
56. Adam Warren 2006 - 2009 06-29-2012
57. Matt Harvey 2008 - 2010 07-26-2012
58. Rob Wooten 2005 - 2008 07-26-2013
59. Mike Morin 2010 - 2012 04-30-2014
60. Colin Moran 2011 - 2013 05-18-2016
61. Jacob Stallings 2009 - 2012 06-19-2016
62. Trent Thornton 2013 - 2015 03-31-2019
63. Skye Bolt 2013 - 2015 05-03-2019
64. Zac Gallen 2015 - 2016 06-20-2019
65. Trevor Kelley 2012 - 2015 07-02-2019
#

Name [Click for Career Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

University of North Carolina MLB Player Alumnus



The University of North Carolina baseball program started in 1867, Bob Lawson was the first former Tar Heel to make it to the Major League level.
Have you ever wondered what a "Tar Heel" actually is (at Baseball Almanac, we did)? The University of North Carolina's website offers the following explanation on their frequently asked questions page:

What is a Tar Heel?

The University not only uses the nickname "Tar Heels," but the entire state does as well. One version of the nickname's origin has the name first being applied to North Carolinians during the Civil War. One record talks of a battle in Virginia, where their supporting column retreated, but North Carolina troops fought alone. The victorious troops were asked in a condescending tone by some Virginians, who had retreated, "Any more tar down in the Old North State, boys?" The response came quickly: "No, not a bit; old Jeff's bought it all up." The Virginians asked: "Is that so? What is he going to do with it?" The reply: "He is going to put it on you'ns heels to make you stick better in the next fight."

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