Yakima Valley College Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues

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

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Yakima Valley College
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In Chronological Order

1. Mel Stottlemyre 1960 - 1961 08-12-1964
2. Craig Caskey (Puget Sound) 1969 - 1969 07-19-1973

Yakima Valley Community College
"Yaks"

In Chronological Order

3. Todd Stottlemyre ( UNLV ) 1982 - 1983 04-06-1988
4. Marc Sagmoen ( Nebraska ) 1990 - 1991 04-15-1997
5. Eric Hull ( Portland ) 1999 - 2000 07-24-2007
Yakima Valley College MLB Player Alumnus
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The Yakima Valley College baseball program started in 1930, Mel Stottlemyre was the first former Yak to make it to the Major League level.

Yakima Valley College was once called Yakima Valley Junior College, from 1930 through 1961. From 1962 to 1977, they used Yakima Valley College, but changed it to Yakima Valley Community College in 1978. In 2016, they reverted back to Yakima Valley College. Source = Yakima Valley College Press Release

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