Western Michigan University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

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

"We just had to get a run in there somewhere. It put us on top and gave us a chance to win. It was a nailbiter. Wins are hard to get late in the season." - Matt Mieske in USA Today (September 9, 2000)
Western State Normal School
"Broncos"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

1.

1912 - 1915

06-23-1915

2.

1916 - 1917

3.

1917 - 1921

4.

1921 - 1924

Western State Teachers College
"Broncos"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

5.

1930 - 1933

6.

1933 - 1936

7.

1933 - 1936

8.

1938 - 1941

Western Michigan College
"Broncos"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

9.

1939 - 1943

10.

1942 - 1946

11.

1941 - 1941

12.

1942 - 1944

13.

1946 - 1949

14.

1942 - 1949

15.

1945 - 1947

16.

1952 - 1954

17.

1954 - 1957

18.

1954 - 1954

19.

1953 - 1955

Western Michigan University
"Broncos"

Major League Baseball Player Alumni

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

20.

1956 - 1959

21.

1958 - 1959

22.

1963 - 1963

23.

1959 - 1960

24.

1964 - 1967

25.

1971 - 1973

26.

1976 - 1978

27.

1979 - 1982

28.

1985 - 1987

29.

1987 - 1990

30.

1993 - 1995

31.

2002 - 2003

32.

2002 - 2005

#

Name [Click for M.L. Stats]

Dates Played

Debut / Box

Western Michigan University M.L.B. Player Alumni



The Western Michigan University baseball program started in 1912, Ernie Koob was the first former Bronco to make it to the Major League level.
Dutch Deitz played at Western State Teachers College on a baseball scholarship and after he left the major leagues he served as the Parks & Recreation Director for the City of Beaumont Texas and later the Personnel Director for the city.
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