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

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

"I understand that he's faster than (Lou) Brock . Cowan had the potential to be a star if he could learn to make consistent contact, for his major weakness was the strikeout." - William J. Ryczek in The Amazin' Mets 1962-1969 (McFarland Publishers, 09/05/2007, Page 105)
University of Utah
"Utes"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

Billy Cowan

1959 - 1960

09-09-1963

John Noriega

1964 - 1965

05-01-1969

Bill Parsons

1967 - 1967

04-13-1971

George Theodore

1967 - 1979

04-14-1973

Randy Gomez

1979 - 1980

08-21-1984

Steve Springer ( Golden West )

1982 - 1982

05-22-1990

Chris Shelton

2001 - 2001

04-15-2004

Stephen Fife 2007 - 2008 07-17-2012
C.J. Cron 2009 - 2011 05-03-2014

Tyler Wagner

2010 - 2012

05-31-2015

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

University of Utah M.L.B. Player Alumni



The University of Utah baseball program started in 1958 and Billy Cowan was their first player to make it to the Major League level.

The official site of the University of has many Ute traditions including their alma mater, information about the Crimson Club and the history of their team name:

What is a Ute?

University of Utah athletics teams are known as the "Utes" in honor of the American Indian tribe for which the state of Utah is named. The Utes have inhabited this area of the country for at least 1,000 years. There were originally 12 "Nuche", or "The People", bands throughout Utah and Colorado. The Utes were among the first American Indians to acquire the horse as a means of transportation, and in rock writing the Utes are depicted as horses.

After several armed conflicts with Mormon settlers in 1861, the Utes were relocated to the Uintah Basin in northeastern Utah. Today, tribal headquarters are in Fort Duchesne, Utah, and the Ute Tribe, with a membership of 3,300 and its own tribal government, remains a vibrant part of the state. The University of Utah, in cooperation with the Ute Tribal Business Committee, is proud to share in the tradition of the Ute tribe through the "Utes" nickname.

Source: Traditions ( link ) webpage on University of Utah Site

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